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    hey, I got the via epia mainboard and I wanted to know if I could switch to another motherboard. Like a desktop one off of tiger direct or something. I just wanted to know what are the disadvantages to switching from a via m1000 to like a p3-p4 desktop motherboard. I have M1-ATX 90 Watt power supply that I would like to power the desktop motherboard I need to know asap so I can get this thing up and running.


    any info is appreciated

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    if windows is already installed, you'll need to run sysprep to have the migration be a success.
    PC Components:
    Lilliput; XPC/FLEX mobo; 1.7 ghz P4 Mobile;512 DDR; 160 gb HDD; opus 150; slot usb dvd-rw
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    • #3
      no the harddrive is new just need a motherboard to get it started and the desktop ones are more powerful and cheaper just bigger which I dont mind I just wanna know is it gonna work

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      • #4
        well, a p3&p4 will use more power the the epia...some p3s use far less then the p4s.....so this is a concern i think this is the only disadvantage other then size
        PC Components:
        Lilliput; XPC/FLEX mobo; 1.7 ghz P4 Mobile;512 DDR; 160 gb HDD; opus 150; slot usb dvd-rw
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        • #5
          Im looking for the wattage calculator thing so I can check but cant find it can someone help me so I know what I can get with my 90 watt power supply

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          • #6
            I went the other way and went smaller and COOLER. This is the main reason and the power usage was second. I like the VIA board very much. I have a celeron board I just took out if interested. Only 1 month old. PM if interested.
            The Car 2005 Scion xB

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            • #7
              I switched to atx...because my damn VIA died first day I had it. ****in cap blew.....and I said **** it!
              PC Components:
              Lilliput; XPC/FLEX mobo; 1.7 ghz P4 Mobile;512 DDR; 160 gb HDD; opus 150; slot usb dvd-rw
              My work log

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              • #8
                Hmmm. the first thing I typed into google (No Lie) was "itx power calculator"

                But - heres a link because I'm feeling generous!

                With a sarcastic smilie...


                http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...lculator&meta=

                (It's the first one on the list)
                www.debthelpexpert.org

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