Hello out there, I had the greatest idea to replace the mobo on my Dell Vostro 400. Why? well I want something better for myself and be able to play a video game that does not need an upgrade.
So what is under the hood of a Dell Vostro 400 'Mini' Tower
Up to Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad Q6600 (2.40GHz, 1066FSB, 8MB L2 cache)
-Intel® G33 chipset
-Up to 4GB89 Dual-Channel DDR244 SDRAM11 (667MHz or 800MHz)
-Up to 2 Hard Drives (Maximum 1TB with two 500GB hard drives)
-PCI: 2 Slots
-PCIe x1: 1 Slot
-PCIe x16 (Graphics): 1 Slot
Optical & Other External Bay Devices:
-16X DVD-ROM10 Drive
-48X CDRW/16X DVDROM Combo Drive
-16X DVD+/-RW12 Drive
-48X COMBO & 16X DVD+/-RW12 DUAL DRIVE
-16X DVD-ROM & 16X DVD+/-RW12 DUAL DRIVE
-Dell 19-in-1 Media Card Reader
-Internal Floppy Disk Drive
-External USB Floppy Disk Drive
As far as the parts, I have only replaced the Power Supply, added more memory and added a graphics card.
So the question is to anyone if you have tried to replace a motherboard on a PC that was built by any big PC companies out there. Please don't include custom made PC like Alienware, gateway etc.
What I will be needing is the mobo that could fit this specific box, I will then need to add the CPU (duh) and memory.
The only hassle is to find such motherboard.
I appreciate your help.