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DMala
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Source for a cheap Core 2 Duo motherboard?
02/19/15 08:01 AM


Trying to keep my Core 2 Duo desktop alive for a while longer, as my budget for replacing it is zip right now.

It's been flaky for a long time. In the cold, dry months, it hangs on a cold boot, usually on the Windows loading screen. Reset it and it boots fine. When the weather is warmer and wetter, say May through October, it boots fine.

I had a scare today which makes me think it's finally getting ready to fail for real. Turned it on today and the POST would only get to the point just before the SATA drives are enumerated and it would hang consistently. Went through the usual troubleshooting steps, and it finally booted when I pulled out all of the USB connections except the mouse.

So, does anyone know of a good place to get a dirt cheap LGA775 motherboard? The options on places like Newegg and Tigerdirect are pretty limited, and mostly cost more than I'm willing to dump into an old machine. Requirements are pretty minimal - DDR3 support, a few SATA ports, and a PCI-E slot for my video card.







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* Source for a cheap Core 2 Duo motherboard? DMala 02/19/15 08:01 AM
. * Re: Source for a cheap Core 2 Duo motherboard? redk9258  02/19/15 01:04 PM
. * Re: Source for a cheap Core 2 Duo motherboard? DMala  02/19/15 05:31 PM
. * ebay dude..... (nt) Traso  02/23/15 12:21 AM
. * Re: Source for a cheap Core 2 Duo motherboard? big10p  02/19/15 12:53 PM
. * Re: Source for a cheap Core 2 Duo motherboard? DMala  02/19/15 05:33 PM

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