Thanks, Joe and Ray, for your helpful tips and advices! I am sorry for not having made any details of my M/Bs in the previous message. Actually, they are both ATX type with very similar specs. But the old one is a cheap bulk that has already developed problem in audio, for which I have tried hard until I feel hopeless and decided to give it up. So, I purchased an ASUS P4B266 with Intel chip set. They both have the same 478 pin for Pt4 CPU and DDR RAM so that I do not need to replace my CPU and RAM type. What difference is noly the chip set, the bulk has a VIA chip set. I presume this will not cause much trouble to me. But, if your guys realise some more problem with this replacement, please offer more advice. I will follow your words to replace them soon. Thanks a lot! Ewen ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ewen Howe" <ewenhowe@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: "[24hrsupporthelpdesk]" <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 12:46 PM Subject: [24hoursupport] advice needed on replacing M/B! > > I am on the way to replace my existing M/B with a newly purchased one (both > are the same socket). I post this question a couple of weeks ago but have > not receive anything. During this period of time, I have gone out for a long > business trip following a holiday with family and kids, so that I still have > had no chance to touch the desktop. I still need advice of resplce the M/B > and I am trying my luck again. I resemble the Pt4 PC myself but not sure if > the replacement of M/B is as simple as plug-out everything of the old and > plug-in everything to the new. I am going to back up my files for sure. But > what about other thinks such as BIOS etc those come with the old > M/B...Anything you think you would advice me would be highly appreciated. > Regards! > > Ewen > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to > 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the > Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at > http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm. > > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.