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KMPrenger

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Just as the topic description says...im looking to replace my lil bros dell moboard, but use the 2.8Ghz Pentium 4 (slot 478) that is in it, and also i want to give him my current geforce 6600GT card, its PCI express. Its been tough to find a a micro atx board with a 478 slot AND PCI express...

All i have found so far is the ASRock P4Dual-915GL at newegg.com. But its listed as not currently available...nor anywhere else ive checked. Its supposed to be a christmas gift thingy so this has got me frustrated lol. Anyone with any solutions? Do they make an adapter that i can use to connect the PCI express card to an AGP slot?

Thanx people...
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Dell Computer- micro atx board with a 478 slot
29th Nov-2005


Word of Caution on DELL Computers –

Dell is a [Proprietary Manufacturer] – which means that you cannot – ordinarily replace major components with – [Off the Shelf Items] – Not even [Simple] cable adapters – There are [PC Standards] – Then there are [Dell Standards] – Not the same -

The Dell Motherboard – may be a [Dell Proprietary] – which means you have to ask them – but the word – [Proprietary] – Often is followed by – NO – IT IS PROPRIETARY INFO –

I am not sure what all you want to do with this PC – Replace Motherboard but keep the Microprocessor – plus use your current video card - ??

Well I am pretty sure that the Dell current Motherboard uses a [Dell Modified Power Connection Scheme] & you would have to have [Wiring Diagram] Information –

See Links-

Replacing a Dell Motherboard
http://www.hardwarea...nt/topic/37057/


Dell Warning
http://www.hardwareg...m/dellwarn.html

Dell Link Info-
http://www1.us.dell....=us&l=en&s=corp

Dell PSU Replacement Warning
http://www.cw-duluth...es/techtip6.htm

Dell rhymes with [bleep]
http://wintellect.co.../12/23/694.aspx

Lots of Luck-
Jack123
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As far as i know they only made PCI-E for the 775 socket ive never seen it sold in a 478, they dont make adapters for it either i dont think unless you have a special type of mobo.

Maybe you could get your parents to get him a new CPU and some ram or something for christmas.(if he wants that of course) Have you checked you are gonna be able to do that with the dell cases they are a pain, and check they havent done anything stupid like solder the components onto the motherboard(you can remove the solder but removing solder is a right pain)
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Yeah the dell stuff is a pain in the butt...im glad i have my own computer i built from scratch...its great and a big bundle less than if i had ordered a simular setup prebuilt. but anyways...the motherboard i mentioned (the ASROCK P4Dual_915GL) is a 478 slot and WILL accept either PCI express or AGP cards ...kinda neat really. I guess ill just have to do more searching to find someplace that has one of these in stock. Yes im wanting to keep the CPU that is in it..and right now he has 512 of RAM so that should tide him over for now.

As far as replacing the components...an older friend of mine is getting upgrades from his wife for christmas to upgrade his basic dell pc (i cant believe they dont even come with an AGP slot on the moboard)...i ordered him a micro ATX from biostar and a 6600 graphics card, and an extra 512RAM to add to the 256 thats in there. It all (pretty much) hooked right up! (thank goodness)....BUT the problem now is that for some reason by both internet and phone it wont let us reactivate his windows! :tazz: Dunno what the deal is there...im gonna take another look at it tomorrow. pretty aggrivating. oh wells...from now on if any one i know is interested in getting a new pc..ill tell em to hold off and let me build em one from scratch lol.

thanx alot guys..
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Dell are a right pain you might try installing windows from a different disk.
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