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By scholesdon ·
I got a compaq 7360 computer the motherboard is bad. Can I put a compaq 7400 or 7900 motherboard in it.

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by parvus1202 In reply to motherboard

Mobo model differs because of design and size. Obviuosly you have 3 different models, although it doesn't mean you can't put it in, but need more info, probably you need to call Compaq or go to www.motherboards.org, they are the best when it comes to mobos.

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by opatzg In reply to motherboard

You'll need to know
1) dimensions of the motherboards to see if they will fit.
2) Do they all have the same power expectations.
3) where do the processor, ram chips, power connections and ide controller connections reside in correspondense to your case. You should be able to look at pictures of the mobo's online to get a good feel for them, and there length/width specs should be there as well.
Good Luck

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by dcosgrove In reply to motherboard

The 7360 is a very odd design. It's a proprietary sort of atx mobo with a daghter board. If the other mother boards don't have exactly the same propeties, it will not work. Even if the vga and ps2 ports line up, without the daughter board, you won't be able to use any cards.

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by sonnguyen In reply to motherboard

Motherboards in general comes in two different dimensions for the mounting holes namely AT and ATX systems. The older AT has different power connectors on the board, there are two separate connectors and connect black wires from these two connector next to each other. The newer ATX design has only on single connector which is keyed and you can only connect one way.
First look in you psu system to determine which system is your existing board and the mobo you want to put in. If they are the same design, the mounting holes will match and you can replace it. The software comes with the older board will not work with the new board though so you may have to restore the m/c with different s/w.

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