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Moving away from Dell


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chris73

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Before I became aware of the proprietary nature of Dell PC's I bought 2. The older Dell (4400, P4 1.6) is now way past it's prime for my uses which is Adobe CS2.

I would like to get a new Mobo and PSU, and naturally a new case since nothing will fit in the old one.

I'm looking at this Mobo: http://www.tigerdire...40&sku=I69-2115

and this case and PSU: http://www.tigerdire...3&sku=A107-1048

http://www.tigerdire...4&sku=A107-2001

Will my CPU drop right into this mobo?

Here's a CPUZ screenshot:

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Once I get the major components in place I can start upgrading the other items, but moving away from the Dell board is the whole key first step in my opinion.
Thanks for the help!
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The processor you have will not fit into the motherboard.
On the top of the motherboard link, it says "socket 775"
The Cpu Z screenshot states "mPGA 478"
You will need to eigther select a motherboard that mas a mpga478 socket, or a new processor with the LGA775 socket type (better the lga775 socket i think).

Edited by sarahw, 11 June 2006 - 07:35 AM.

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That's what I thought. It dosent seem to pay off to buy a 478 motherboard though, so I suppose a full upgrade is in order. Thanks for the help.
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No I wouyldnn't recomend buying a 478 motherboard
Try here for some comparisons:
http://www.intel.com...er_2_Product_MB
Select the mobo and the matching processor to suit your needs and budget.
Then try Gigabyte or Asus for their matching products (Often cheaper).

Edited by sarahw, 11 June 2006 - 07:43 AM.

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