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    My wife's HP media center computer just died, looks like the chipset and/or motherboard went bye, bye. I don't have a lot of money to spend so I'm gonna reuse most of whats in the computer. Specifically I'm looking for a good motherboard that supports DDR2 PG2-4200 memory sticks. Any info along this line will be very helpful. Thanks!
     
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    Try Provantage.com - they're pretty reasonable on pricing, and ship fast. That's where I get most of my geek bits.
     
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    The issue is, I'm not sure which motherboard to get. When I do a search I get DDr2 listings like: DDR2 400, 600, 800, 1200, etc but nothing that specifically says PC2-4200.
     
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    I think if you are populating a board that supports DDR2..it should be fine.
     
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    Are you sure it is not the power supply? I am working on an HP slimline desktop for my sister and it is the power supply.
     
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    Good point.
     
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    No it's the m7760n. The power supply is good, did all the recommended testing on it and the computer still won't power up. Checked it without the power strip in different outlets and still have the same results. Over the last few months been having a problem with the case fan running on high almost constantly, replaced it but no change there either which leads me to believe the problem is in the chipset. I could replace the HP motherboard and chipset but for the same money I can upgrade with new case, AMD motherboard and Phenom II chipset with hyperthreading. The HP came with a 350W power supply but I have an extra 400W laying around not being used.
     
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    Here's what I found at NewEgg:

    Rosewill R218-P-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811147073
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    $29.99

    ASRock K10N78D AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 720D ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813157210
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    $49.99

    AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX440WFGIBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103843
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

    $75.99
     

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