Compaq Presario 5716

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Compaq Presario 5716

Postby thebarry1011 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:01 am

I have been searching and searching for what type of motherboard is in this computer, but I cant seem to find it just wondering what type it is (atx, etc.).
Once this is figured out i was also wondering what kind of processors would work on it...?

THANKS FOR THE HELP IN ADVANCE
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Postby jimmy-j » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:27 pm

Try this free download,
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Will give you plenty of info such as-: motherboard, processor, memory, harddrive make and size, software installed and product key( hand if you lost your os key).
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Postby Karlsweldt » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:51 am

Welcome to Motherboards.org!
This query would be better if posted in the "Motherboards Identification" folder. A Mod may see fit to move it.

Look over the surface of the motherboard, for printed notations about a manufacturer or model number. There is an older-style AT motherboard, with just the dime-sized keyboard port at the rear. Then there is the LPX model of motherboard, with a single main slot for a 'riser' card for devices. It had most of the ports in a row along the back. Then there is the true ATX type motherboard, with the ports in a group at one end of the back.
Most motherboard types are the socket style, for mounting a processor. Some had a long slot instead, for a specific type of processor. A standard motherboard would have more than five device slots.. while the "micro" style may have only two or three.
If the system is operable, then a lineage can be easily obtained. But if not working, then markings on the board as well as other features would need to be posted for better ID.
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Postby thebarry1011 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:17 am

Well from the software that was given to me i found out...

Compaq Compaq PC
System Serial Number: 1X96CLQ2W5VL
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
500 megahertz Intel Pentium III
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Compaq 0568h
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Compaq 686S1 01/18/2000
Drives Memory Modules c,d
160.03 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
116.71 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4521B [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

IOMEGA ZIP 100 [Hard drive] -- drive 1
WDC WD1600AAJB-00PVA0 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAP99222313, rev 00.07H00, SMART Status: Healthy
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Postby Karlsweldt » Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:35 am

Should be 'decent' for general use and Web-surfing, but don't expect great performance from an older P III design. They were limited to about 1 GHz speed. And those mini-towers are generally not upgradeable, having special needs for PSU or mobo.
Our "Compaq-Fu" Mod may know more about its possibilities for improving performance. But you may be limited to "what is" with the beast.
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Postby thebarry1011 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:11 pm

well im just trying to figure out what size the board is thats all...??
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Postby Karlsweldt » Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:25 am

For 'standard' mid- or full-tower/desktop cases, nearly any mobo model will fit. But there are many design restrictions for the mATX form factor. Interference protrusions for device/case mounts are critical to where the mobo components are located.
There may be some specific mount problems among manufacturer names, but that is quite obvious in viewing.

The base distinction between the "baby" or "micro" boards and "full-size" boards is their size.. the previous types are roughly square, where the latter are quite rectangular, being longer by about 25%.

Here is a Wiki link to motherboard form factors.
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Postby MrCraigCraig » Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:02 am

Read Review of Compaq Presario 5716 (122680-053) PC Desktop

http://www.epinions.com/content_123498958468
I tried using a "Point of View Gun", but my aim was lousy. ;-)

ASUS K8N, AMD Sempron 3100+(1.8ghz), 1gb RAM, eVGA 5500FX 256mb AGP, two WD120gb SATA drives in RAID 0 (striping), 450w power supply.

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Postby MrCraigCraig » Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:10 am

well im just trying to figure out what size the board is thats all...??


You're right. Figuring out what size and configuration the motherboard and computer case are is a pain in the posterior. Fortunately there is some help available.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motherboard_form_factor

Unless you want to modify your existing case to accept another form-factor of motherboard (ATX or microATX), it's probably more cost-effective to purchase a new case in order to make upgrading to a new Motherboard/CPU/RAM combination easier.
I suggest a new power supply too.
I tried using a "Point of View Gun", but my aim was lousy. ;-)

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