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asianman
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Upgrade motherboard

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Pavilion 790-0012no
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Can I upgrade my motherboard on this desktop? I'm getting a new Ryzen CPU so I need a Ryzen compatible motherboard, and I'm pretty sure my motherboard isn't compatible with a new amd CPU. Any help is appreciated.

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I realize we are not in the same country, but when I look up the spec page for the Pavilion 790-0012no, listing for the motherboard is a Berks. ATX, 36.45 x 24.88 cm (15.35 x 9.79 in) The compatible CPU's are Intel, so no chance on a Ryzen working.

You best bet is to find a retail brand board that takes the new Ryzen CPU of your choice, but getting one to fit the present case may be a challenge. so probably a new case, too.  The power supply might be OK, but check that, too.

Best possible solution is to look for the motherboard and CPU matching your desire and see if the remaining parts from the existing PC can fill in the rest.  Depending on what the intended use after the upgrade, you might want to consider the new line of Graphics cards that have come out since your PC was built.  I see the present build has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and the newer 2080 or RTX 3070, coming in October, will outperform the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 by leaps.  So if this is for gaming, then I would wait just a bit.


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