Question Upgrade Motherboard practical advice - issues and gotchas please

Oct 7, 2020
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I have on oldish HP desktop. Rather than buy a full replacement, I want to consider swapping out the MB.

I can see an affordable MB/CPU/Memory 'package' on ebuyer.
https://www.ebuyer.com/990377-alphasync-custom-pc-bundle-as-b008

Its also mATX, so should fit.

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Should I expect all the existing connectors to be plug and play?.
Thats only PSU, CD ROM, and 2x HHDs.
Will move to a SSD after the swap.
Existing graphics are and will be onboard.

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Will the BIOS come with the package, I will I have to find/load?

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I currently have an i5-3470. Will it matter moving the setup to AMD?

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Currenlty Win10 Pro.
Will Windows allow me a CPU/Mobo change??

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Anything else to consider??

Thanks for any advice.
 

Crowii

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Dec 28, 2014
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The 2600 doesn't have an iGPU.

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I doubt it would come without BIOS.

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Windows and drivers tend to partially (or completely) break themselves making a move to a whole new platform. It's generally recommended to do a clean install.

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Probably not. Chances are it's an OEM license.

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Something with onboard graphics, since that's clearly what you want lol.
 

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