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By bruce ·
Our OB/GYN office is currently using older PC's on a Linux network to run our medical software. Some of the PC's have crashed and burned, but we cannot afford to replace them right now. I would like to replace the motherboard and processor in one and the hard drive in the other. My question (from a NON-IT type) is how do I select the right equipment (motherboard/processor, hard drive) for these PC's? If I upgrade to a faster processor, will the old hard drive still work? These machines don't have to be blazingly fast since we're basically using them as workstations.

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by dmiles In reply to Right Hardware

The motherboard form factor will determine the the CPU processor you will be able to use in the current Case
Match the motherboard and case form factors,then there should be no problem with transferring the drive,and yes it will work
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by bruce In reply to Right Hardware

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by donmars In reply to Right Hardware

Also you are using linux which means you can use older PCs such as 486's and they will be just as good. You can find 486 comps being thrown out on a regular basis. second hand stores such as Salvation Army have for 50 bucks or so. You may also find some for the taking on garbage pickup day in any self respecting neighborhood. I am not trying to be funny but Linux lives quite well on old computers so this will work for you almost free, until you are ready to do some serious upgrade. If Linux is your server but NT is your workstations then all bets are off!

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