Repalce motherboard

HP Pavilion P6404Y motherboard went out, I'd like to replace.
any suggetsions? I usually shop at Newegg.

I want to avoid replacing other parts or reinstalling so I want to still with the same motherboard

Thanks
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Ess KayEntrapenuerCommented:
i dont think we are allowed to give you sales advice on this site. i got screamed at by moderators for that before.


So, I would just suggest you check what type of ram and cpu your current board has, and look for something which supports that
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
The problem you are going to run into is that as it's an HP macine you will need to replace it with the EXACT same MB because the size will be specific to that case make/model.

You can contact HP Sales and see about getting one from them or try eBay or Amazon.  Be sure whomever you buy it from they have a return policy if the board arrives defective.

Just some examples so you will know about how much they are going for:

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/hp-pavilion-slimline-motherboard
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
@esskayb2d...not sure what you got screamed at about.  People are always asking about suggestions for system configurations, what video card should I buy, etc.  

I've been answering those types of questions for years with no issues.  I'll even post exact links on NewEgg.
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
You can certainly provide direct sales links !!

As for this specific question ...

Since this is an HP system, Windows activation is "tied" to the motherboard.    To avoid activation issues, you'll need to replace the motherboard with an HP board.    Any micro-ATX board will fit in the case (it's standard) ... but only an HP board will have the BIOS "key" that's used in place of online activation.    And it's also likely that HP uses a non-standard front-panel connector ...  using an HP board will eliminate that potential issue as well.

This is the board you need:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Motherboard-Violet-GL8E-Pegatron-M2N78-LA-AM2-DDR2-504879-001-TESTED-/141008491019
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
Here's the specification page that shows the exact motherboard used in your system (same one I just linked to):  http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?prodSeriesId=4166044&objectID=c02053862

As I noted above, any microATX motherboard will FIT in the case;  and as long as it supports the CPU you have you could use it.    If you buy a less-expensive HP board that supports your CPU, it should work okay without Windows activation issues (since it's still HP); but may have a front panel connection issue (as I noted above) if the connectors aren't the same [Look at your system to see if it uses a single connector from the front panel, or if the front panel elements are connected with individual pins (if the latter, then which board won't really matter).

If you use a non-HP microATX board, it will also work;  but you'll need to re-activate Windows -- and Microsoft MAY not allow it; which could mean you'll need to purchase a new copy of Windows.   [People have reported mixed results when trying to replace an OEM board with a non-OEM board and calling telephone support ... since it's the SAME computer, but just a new motherboard to replace a defective one, Microsoft will sometimes provide a new key ... but other times they won't]

The "safest" way to fix this is to simply buy the identical model HP board that I linked to above.
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jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAuthor Commented:
I'm looking for same board
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
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jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAuthor Commented:
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