"Want to replace damaged motherboard" Sun Jan-12-20 08:17 PM by lenjack
I damaged a motherboard by overzealously fastening an aftermarket fan/heatsink in place. I got carried away and tightened too much.
I'd like to replace the board with the same, or the same type of board. I'm aware that the kind of board I'm looking for has been long discontinued, and I'm prepared to look on the used market. The damaged board is a Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3P-B3. May I assume that barring finding the exact equivalent, I should be looking for a socket 1155, P67, revision B3 board?
The B3 stepping is for 6th generation Intel processors, it looks like you have a 2nd generation i5. It will still be best if you get a replacement board with the same chipset to try to avoid driver and Windows activation problems.
Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.
My damaged board IS a B3 stepping. It's a GA-P67A-UD3P-B3. It worked perfectly for years, with my i5-2500k, overclocked to 3.8GHz. That's why I'm assuming if I can't find the same replacement board, any other socket 1155, p67, B3 stepping board would suffice.
Any of those H chipsets you can't overclock from what I remember so if that matters keep that in mind but otherwise you would be correct. I found mine locally using Craigslist and since those are still in demand will cost you almost as much as a new one.