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redk9258
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Re: Some pointers on PC replacement for arcade
11/17/11 09:45 PM


You might be best off replacing the motherboard with the same model or maybe repairing the one you have. Are there bulging caps on the motherboard? That is a common problem with some motherboards, although I'm not sure about this particular model.

If you change the hardware, won't that possibly void the Windows license, causing you to buy a new one? That's if it is an OEM version.

What you have is a can of worms. If you upgrade anything, you will end up doing a lot of work. The ROMs do change. If you update MAME from version 0.80, there will be massive ROM changes.

So basically, if you don't want to spend a bunch of time and money, you are probably best off repairing or replacing the motherboard and installing a new hard drive. Anything else opens up a can of worms!







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* Some pointers on PC replacement for arcade Tech on Tap 11/17/11 07:06 PM
. * Re: Some pointers on PC replacement for arcade R. Belmont  11/17/11 10:40 PM
. * Re: Some pointers on PC replacement for arcade Tech on Tap  11/18/11 12:24 AM
. * Re: Some pointers on PC replacement for arcade redk9258  11/17/11 09:45 PM
. * Re: Some pointers on PC replacement for arcade Tech on Tap  11/17/11 09:58 PM
. * Re: Some pointers on PC replacement for arcade Heihachi_73  12/05/11 01:33 PM
. * Re: Some pointers on PC replacement for arcade Tech on Tap  12/05/11 07:10 PM
. * Re: Some pointers on PC replacement for arcade Tech on Tap  12/14/11 05:44 PM
. * Re: Some pointers on PC replacement for arcade StilettoAdministrator  12/14/11 07:22 PM
. * Re: Some pointers on PC replacement for arcade redk9258  11/17/11 10:39 PM
. * Re: Some pointers on PC replacement for arcade Tech on Tap  11/18/11 12:27 AM

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