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WilliamP

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I have a Dell 8200. I have been wondering if I could replace the motherboard and cpu. I am looking at a MSI P45D3 Platinum and an Intel E8500. I know that I will also need new memory. I have drives I can use and maybe the existing power supply.
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Most Dell systems are totally unique and you'll never get another board in that case.

The power supply I generally wouldn't use to prop the door open with never mind run the computer. Dell have had a nasty habit in the past of using non-standard power supplies with non-standard boards that mean if you use a standard power supply on them you'll kill the board there and then. That being said the power supply is a non-standard size anyway.
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