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Lithium2-UL8E compatibility with a Media Center M7277C

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I need to replace a Lithium-UL8E motherboard on a M7277C.  The 4 pin CPU power supply connector burned/melted after years of fairly steady use.  I know it's silly to put money into a motherboard on a system of this age, but does anyone know whether a Lithium-UL8E can be replaced with a Lithium2-UL8E on a M7277C.  Both boards use a Northbridge Intel 945P chipset, but the Lithium2-UL8E also has a Southbridge Intel I/O Controller and provides support for more processors.  Otherwise, they appear to be almost identical.  Any thoughts?  Thanks.

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Re: Lithium2-UL8E compatibility with a Media Center M7277C

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I have reviewed the specifications for both motherboards and you are correct there is not a lot of differences. The only thing I think you would need to be concerned with is the drives may not be the same so ensure that you have a copy of the drivers needed for whatever operating system you are running for the motherboard always handy.


I do not see how it would be an issue with you using the Lithium2 motherboard.


Motherboard Specifications, P5LP-LE (Lithium)

Motherboard Specifications, P5LP-LE (Lithium2)


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Re: Lithium2-UL8E compatibility with a Media Center M7277C

Thank you for responding.  After 86 views and no responses, I was beginning to think that I had stumped everyone.  I'll have a backup of the Lithium2 drivers available just in case.


I emailed ASUS tech support earlier this morning with the same question.  If I hear back differently, I will post their response.  Thanks again.

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