How to choose replacement motherboard to match CPU?
Posted on 2004-04-26
I have a Gateway 700XL shipped in Aug 2002, with Intel Pentium 4 Processor (2.53 GHZ) and motherboard, identified by Gway as "Intel Lexington II" series, part no. 2516017, which could be Gway's number or one that carried over from Intel.
Here is the question: If I would like to upgrade this motherboard, keeping the same case and CPU, what are my options? Goal is to get to something that would have an on-board RAID capability, support old IDE and newer SATA drives, USB 2.0, Firewire, etc. How can I determine what will work and what won't?
thanks in advance,