(Resolved) Motherboard died. Can I install new Mobo and CPU ....
My motherboard just gave up posting. I have thoroughly troubleshot the situation. Let's skip it, I am really aggravated... but I have several Linux distributions installed along with Win XP HOME. I am pretty sure that Windows will not allow for a motherboard/CPU change but I am OK with that. What I need to know is whether Linux will be able to adapt and run.
I now have an Asus a7n8x-e deluxe dead motherboard with an AMD athlon XP thoroughbred CPU. DDR RAM, ATI video CARD. It is very unlikely that I can find a motherboard of that nforce2 chipset vintage that has not also been an RMA adventure. So I will have to change hardware. What do you think of my chances of success with the following hardware swap scenarios
1. Just change the brand of motherboard if I can find one with the same chipset that I have now. From Asus to MSI etc...
2. Change to another 32 bit platform such as to the P4 platform
3. upgrade to a 64 bit CPU platform either for AMD or Intel.
Last edited by brjoon1021; 12-21-2006 at 08:52 AM.