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Advice on HP OEM boards

Postby Kaos Kid » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:46 pm

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I recently got a used HP PC, after much research on why it wouldn't accept a CPU that is on the supported list (I got hold of an i5-2500 to test it with), I believe that it has a socket/pins problem. I wanted to move my son into it as an upgrade from an even older PC because it has a valid Win7 COA on the case, but it looks like it needs a new/other motherboard. The current motherboard is an IPISB-CU (Carmel2) motherboard with H61 chipset that uses the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Integrated graphics (from the CPU) that does NOT support an i5-2500K CPU

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/publ ... -c02980014

but it is hard to find a reasonably priced exact replacement. However, I have found a similar motherboard which is also an OEM from HP and looks to be from the same general timeframe and also made by Pegatron and has H67 chipset and may give it SATA3 (6GB/s) as well as two more memory slots

http://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c02668523

for less than $30 shipped. AFAIK it uses motherboard integrated graphics and supports i5-2XXX and i7-26XX CPUs which I assume (unless told otherwise) would include the K-series CPUs (I have an i5-2500K in my possession) and by cross-referencing using a search for other HP PCs that use this motherboard
(http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02681268)

(http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/sel ... el/5060998)

I found that it may have motherboard integrated graphics (maybe Radeon but most probably NVIDIA) with HDMI and DVI. This makes it appear that it would be a bit of a step up and within my price range. My main question is do you think I would be OK with using this as a replacement board with the goal of it being close enough that the COA would be recognized as valid for it with a Win7 OEM disk install? I don't want to throw good money after bad but I also hate wasting a perfectly good case with legitimate Win7 COA.

Am I beating a dead horse, or do you think that old Bessie (actually only about 5yo) could be revived for a few more years of service? My son doesn't play PC games, he just plays some Android games on his phone and Clash of Clans on the PC with an emulator.

As always, thanks for any advice you can give...
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Re: Advice on HP OEM boards

Postby KnightRid » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:09 am

OEM versions allow all hardware upgrades except for an upgrade to a different model motherboard


From here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... e88f2c52a5

Now, it MAY work. You would have to re-activate of course and it would probably have you call then sometimes it will just give you a valid key through the automated system, other times you would have to talk to a real person and they might give you a valid one. Yea, it's a gamble...

There is no guarantee on this at all. Seems some people have no problems and get activated through the automated system while others go to the real person and they still wont activate it for them. Of course there are ways around this but I just dont think hacked/cracked windows installs are worth it anymore. Change to linux and be happy if you cant buy a copy of windows or a new computer (if the above activation doesnt work). There are a ton of articles on how to run CoC on Linux also :)
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Re: Advice on HP OEM boards

Postby Kaos Kid » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:29 am

Thanks for the quick reply Knightrid!

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