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i WANT TO REPLACE THE MOTHERBOARD ON THIS UNIT WITH ONE THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN AN NVIDIA CHIPSET (ORIGINAL BOARD MODEL IS MCP73M01H1 (Napa) ). THE CHIPSET IS GeForce 7100/nForce 630i .

 

I WANT TO GET RID OF VISTA ON THIS UNIT AND REPLACE IT WITH WINDOWS 7 PRO.  IT DOESN'T WORK.  GOES HALFWAY THROUGH THE INSTALLATION AND LOCKS UP.  REFUSES TO BOOT.  I WAS TOLD BY A THIRD PARTY THE PROBLEM IS THE NVIDIA MOTHERBOARD.  IF THIS IS THE CASE IS THERE A WORKABLE REPLACEMENT WITH A NON-NVIDIA CHIPSET?

 

ITS A GOOD UNIT, 500 GB HDD, PENTIUM DUAL CORE X64 BASED.  HATE TO SCRAP IT, BUT DON'T WANT/NEED VISTA.

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That is a venerable system. 

 

At eight years  it may be time to consider something a bit newer. 

 

The problem is likely to be that the motherboard or memory is reaching the end of its service life.




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HP Pavilion a6500f Desktop PC - Support Page

http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-a6000-Desktop-PC-series/3733085/model/3740337

 

HP Pavilion a6500f Desktop PC - Product Specifications

http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-a6000-Desktop-PC-series/3733085/model/3740337/docume...

 

Foxconn MCP73M01H1 (Napa-GL8E) motherboard specifications

http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-a6000-Desktop-PC-series/3733085/model/3740337/docume...

 

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The HP Pavilion a6000 (Venus) series is a nice case for uATX (Micro-ATX) motherboards.

I used the HP Pavilion a1000 (Mojave) series case for my Haswell (Intel DH87RL) upgrade.

 

For motherboard upgrades, in the Intel CPU universe look at Skylake and Kaby Lake.

Your CPU will be the most expensive part of the upgrade.

 

Specific Taipei (Taiwan) board manufacturers are supporting Windows 7 drivers,

CHECK that support during your motherboard features research.  

 

Otherwise, go to latest Windows 10 version (Creator Edition) and add a SSD (at least 256GB)

and the upgrade is near tablet performance.

 

Desire "look and feel" of Windows 7, use ClassicShell (I use it on my Win10 computers)

http://www.classicshell.net

 

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Sure, you can upgrade to an Intel or AMD platform motherboard with the newest features and processor, but it will cost you far in excess of a manufactured PC. 

 

If you really want to upgrade to a DIY PC, consider joining an enthuisiast forums.

 

ASUS and Gigabyte, which are two of the top DIY PC component makers  have their own forums, where employees and members will help you with the build. There are even discussions of DIY PC builds based on the desired use of the PC.




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