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Replacement mobo

Postby gambit2577 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:37 am

My current mobo died and I want to find a replacement that will work with my existing hardware. I am unable to find the exact replacement mobo in stock. Here is my current set up:
Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H mobo
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T CPU
Seagate 1TB hard drive
Corsair DDR3 4GB

What other motherboards would be compatible?
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Re: Replacement mobo

Postby Karlsweldt » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:01 pm

Welcome to Motherboards.org.
May be that the model is several years old, and not currently stocked in many outlets. But did find some listings on eBay as "new". Ensure there is some sort of warranty with a "new" product. Getting an exact replacement model should avoid the OS wanting to be reactivated. At next best, a model with chipsets and features as closely matched as possible.
Here is a specs link to the mobo.. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/produc ... id=3515#ov
What caused the mobo to fail? Bad PSU, or the dreaded "bad caps" syndrome, where the tops bulge or they leak? More info about the "bad caps" syndrome at http://www.badcaps.net/
The site does recapping on motherboards and has stock of capacitors, if needed!
But check the BIOS battery. If not changed in more than two years, it could be weak or dead. It not only retains system settings in the CMOS memory, but keeps the real-time clock working. Without the real-time clock working, a motherboard may not show signs of life.

Found a link comparing other motherboards to that Gigabyte model.. but the comparisons may not have the AM3+ socket.. only similar performance and features..
http://www.pc-specs.com/mobo/GigaByte/G ... 95/compare
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Re: Replacement mobo

Postby gambit2577 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:25 pm

I am not sure what went wrong. Wouldn't boot one day. Took to a pc repair & they told me mobo was fried. I'm trying to not buy a whole new pc, but can't find that exact mobo , nor any newer versions. So basically I have to find a mobo that is AM3 socket compatible?
Thank you
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Re: Replacement mobo

Postby evasive » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:26 pm

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Re: Replacement mobo

Postby gambit2577 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:10 am

Thank you, I will try this out :)
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