DELL Dimensions: Mobo Upgrade?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by DJ-phYre, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. DJ-phYre

    DJ-phYre To whom it may concern

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    I am wanting to get a new processor. I have a DELL Dimension 4100 w/ a PIII 933mHz. I am planning on going to an AthlonXP 2100 or 2200. I was wondering if anyone had ever upgraded a DELL motherboard or processor. Can you put in ANY motherboard, or does DELL propietor **** like every other gay comptuer company out there. I really hope they don't. Or I will have to spend a couple of extra bux to build a whole new PC, when I have a good PC here. Please post if you know or if you have upgraded to a new mobo in a DELL system. Thanks.
     
  2. Nick M

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    Yea I tried upgrading with an older dell model, and I couldn't find a mobo that fit. I don't know about newer systems, but I know that this didn't work with older models.
     
  3. DJ-phYre

    DJ-phYre To whom it may concern

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    What system did u have, how old was it?
     
  4. Nick M

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    a Windows 98 PC, one of the first computers I got here, um... it was fitted with 333MHZ processor, from 1997 or so.
     
  5. sojourn

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    OMG this is a perfect post and timing for you. I can just about feel what your trying to do as i did something similiar no more then a few weeks ago


    lets start here...

    i have a dell 4300 p4 system ok so its prolly not built much different then yours. But what i decided to do was buy this ultra cool case with neon lights and stuff yada yada yada.. well my case finally arrived. First thing i notice after i disasemble my dell and place the mobo in my new case was.. the mobo doesnt fit! after some examination i noticed the dell mobos are latched into the dell case with a metal hinge in every corner of the mobo. and a industry standard mobo/case are held together with screws and of coarse, the dell mobo doesnt have holes for screws. so in other words, if you get a new processor/mobo upgrade, it will not. i repeat will not fit into your dell case. you will have to buy new case. you can get even more info at dell.com's customer support forums. theyre ok.
     
  6. DJ-phYre

    DJ-phYre To whom it may concern

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    Thank you for your help, I was just trying to save a hundred bux on a new case :) - Thanks guys.