Laptop gurus needed

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  1. E-dub

    E-dub New Member

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    I was given an ASUS notebook with a fried motherboard; it is one of the super thin 15.4" 1920x1200 screen carbon fiber models. The motherboard is made for a P4 and obviously needs to be replaced. I'd like to install a motherboard that can run a Core 2 Duo processor. It has 2gb of DDR2 667hz ram, not sure how many pins. It also has a 256mb video card, not sure what kind exactly. With this limited information, can a new Core 2 Duo motherboard be installed and the current RAM and video card be used? Thanks.
     
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    no no and no.

    You will only be able to fit a mobo from the same model. You will not be able to upgrade.
     
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    So even if I started all over with new RAM, video card, etc., I still cannot put an ASUS Core 2 Duo motherboard in this casing?
     
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    correct. will not work.
     
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    Damn, that is a bummer. Why is that?
     
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    because you'll never find a logic board that fits and interfaces with the various components (psu, mounting tolerances, connectors, display, etc)

    each laptop model is too proprietary. It's not like a desktop where you can just go buy a new BTX mobo... Not like that at all.

    The only successful fix for a damaged laptop mainboard is going to be a donor from another lappy of the same model.
     
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    Right on, thanks for the info. The thing that makes me wonder is that the casings on the new Core 2 Duo carbon fiber models did not change from the P4 models like the one I have. Oh well.

    So the next question is, can I use this display in another 15.4" notebook?
     
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    all depends. Again no standard exists. However if they are of the same panel type and utilize the same interface/pinouts then yes. But you'd want to determine that before you take the plunge -- there is no guarantees.
     
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    Great, thanks for the insight, much appreciated. :)
     

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