Having problems with your Gateway 830GM PC Desktop ?

I have a Gateway 830GM, I was wondering if it were possible to change the motherboard so I could put a newer CPU in it? I would like to buy a core 2 duo motherboard + CPU but I am not sure if I can do that without changing other things on the computer. I have upgraded the PSU within the last 2 years.


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Desktop computer cases have standard mounting holes and screw stand offs.
There are a huge range of motherboards available, select well known brands, my favorite are Gigabyte, Intel and MSI.
Select a motherboard with the features you require. If you are into gaming, graphics/CAD then select a motherboard that does not have a built-in graphics chip, and then you can get a high end graphics card.
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\015\012Most likely you need a CPU and RAM with your new motherboard.
\015\012You may also need a newer ATX2 power supply if not then check the total power requirements of the new system, it needs to be at least 10 to 15% over the total power requirements so you don't stress the switch mode power supply.
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