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switching motherboard on a dell

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by jprice, May 16, 2008.

  1. jprice

    jprice Member

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    ok so I want to switch my original dell motherboard out to a different one. but I want one that will be compatable with my cpu ram power supply ECT... I have 2 different kinds of ram. Where would I find this info out and what is compatable with what.
    thank u
     
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    or should I ask is it possible?
     
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    shaffaaf Regular member

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    download CPUz, to find out what kind of RAM cpu etc you have.

    post back the screenies of each tab and ill be able to help
     
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    jprice Member

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    geat thank u so much! :) in this pigture I only showed 2/4 ram slots because slot 1 and 3 are the same kind, also slot 2 and 4 are the same, they all just have different serial numbers.
    thanks again :)[​IMG]

    Hmm Im not sure how to post a picture on a forum, could you send me your email so I can send it to u? or just reply it here? my email is pricejr at gmail.com
     
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    shaffaaf Regular member

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    upload them to imageshack.us
     
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    please let me know if there is more info you need :)
     
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    shaffaaf Regular member

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    ok thats good. you have a DDR2 mobo, and with a newish mobo.

    the onyl thing i need now is to know, when you take your sidepanel off to look inside, when facing it head on, do you take off the right panel or the left?
     
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    OK when the pc is facing me (the power, reset, and cd drives are what i am looking at), then the right pannel comes off. Also I just ordered this video card, i was quite positive that it is compatable with my CURRENT mobo, do you know off the top of your head if it is?
    link to video card :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127329

    I am not sure if I have PCI express 2.0 , that is what i am worried about.
     
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    shaffaaf Regular member

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    okay, thanks for baring with me youve been brill.


    the 8800GT is a superb card, and its work fine.

    sorry to say though, is you case will be incomatible with your new mobo.

    also, on the PSU what are the Rails and AMPs:

    EG

    5V 12V1 12V2
    20A 20A 20A
    Combined 37A

    etc?
     
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    jprice Member

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    ya I just found that out, i talked to dell. So I guess my motherboard should have a PCI express 2.0 then heh. I am not sure how to find my rails and amps, and i dont know what the PCU is, ill look it up, but if you see this before i find an answer it would be great if you could tell me where to get that info. I should be thanking you for putting all this effort in thank u! :)
     
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    shaffaaf Regular member

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    actually, your mobo wont be PCIE2.0 but the 8800GT is backwards compatible. :D

    and the PSU is the power supply unit.

    on it, you should be able to see the information.

    you will need a new case for a new mobo (motherboard)

    and check if your PSU has a 6pin connector on it.
     
  13. jprice

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    here is some info that may help, the original specs :

    Specifications
    Dell™ XPS™ 410 Service Manual



    Processor

    Processor type
    Intel® Pentium® 4
    Intel® Pentium® D
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo

    Level 2 (L2) Cache
    at least 2 MB on Intel Pentium D, Pentium 4, and Core processors



    Memory

    Type
    dual-channel 533-, 667-, and 800-MHz DDR2

    Memory connectors
    four

    Memory capacities
    512 MB or 1 GB

    Maximum memory
    4 GB

    BIOS address
    F0000h



    Computer Information

    Chipset
    Intel P965 Express Chipset

    DMA channels
    eight

    Interrupt levels
    24

    BIOS chip (NVRAM)
    4 MB

    NIC
    Integrated Intel 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection

    System clock
    800- or 1066-MHz data rate (depending on your processor)



    Video

    Type
    PCI Express



    Audio

    Type
    Sigmatel 9227 audio codec

    Internal 7.1 channel or PCI option cards



    Expansion Bus

    Bus type
    PCI 32-bit (PCI Specification 2.2)
    PCI Express x1, x4, and x16 (PCI express 1.1a)

    Bus speed
    PCI: 33 MHz

    PCI Express:100 MHz

    Bus throughput
    PCI Express:

    x1 slot bidirectional speed - 500 MB/s

    x4 slot bidirectional speed - 2 GB/s

    x16 slot bidirectional speed - 8 GB/s




    PCI


    connectors
    three

    connector size
    120 pins

    connector data width (maximum)
    32 bits




    PCI Express (x1)


    connector
    one x1

    connector size
    36 pins

    connector data width (maximum)
    1 PCI Express lane




    PCI Express (x4)


    connector
    one x4 (x8 connector wired as x4 electrically)

    connector size
    98 pins

    connector data width (maximum)
    4 PCI Express lanes




    PCI Express (x16)


    connector
    one x16

    connector size
    164 pins

    connector data width (maximum)
    16 PCI Express lanes



    Drives

    Externally accessible:
    two 3.5-inch drive bays (FlexBay)

    two 5.25-inch drive bays

    Available devices
    serial ATA drives, floppy drive, Media Card Reader, DVD drive, and DVD/CD-RW combo drive

    Internally accessible:
    two 3.5-inch hard-drive bays



    Connectors

    External connectors:

    Video (external card)
    15-pin VGA connector

    28-pin DVI connector

    Network adapter
    RJ-45 connector

    USB
    two front-panel, six back-panel, and two internal USB 2.0-compliant connectors.

    Audio
    seven back-panel connectors for line-in, line-out, microphone, rear surround, side surround, center/subwoofer Low Frequency Effects (LFE) channel, and S/PDIF; two front-panel connectors for headphones/microphone

    System board connectors:

    Serial ATA
    six 7-pin connectors

    FlexBay Drive
    USB 9-pin header for optional Media Card Reader (3.5-inch bay devices)

    Fan
    5-pin connectors

    PCI
    three 120-pin connectors

    PCI Express x1
    36-pin connector

    PCI Express x4 /x8
    98-pin connector

    PCI Express x16
    164-pin connector

    Thermal sensor 1x2
    2-pin connector

    PS/2 and serial port connector 2x12
    24-pin connector

    Floppy
    33-pin connector



    Controls and Lights

    Power control
    push button

    Power light
    green light — Blinking green in sleep state; solid green for power-on state.

    amber light — Blinking amber indicates a problem with the power supply inside the computer. If the system cannot boot and there is a solid amber light, this indicates a problem with the system board (see Power Lights).

    Hard-drive access light
    green

    Link integrity light (on integrated network adapter)
    green light — A good connection exists between a 10-Mbps network and the computer.

    orange light — A good connection exists between a 100-Mbps network and the computer.

    off (no light) — The computer is not detecting a physical connection to the network.

    Activity light (on integrated network adapter)
    yellow light — Blinking indicates activity on the network.

    Diagnostic lights
    four lights on the front panel (see Diagnostic Lights)

    Standby power light
    AUXPWR on the system board



    Power

    DC power supply:

    Wattage
    375 W

    Heat dissipation
    1280 BTU/hr

    Note: Heat dissapation is calculated based upon the power supply wattage rating.

    Voltage (see the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide for important voltage setting information)
    90 to 135 V and 180 to 265 V at 50/60 Hz

    Backup battery
    3-V CR2032 lithium coin cell



    Physical

    Height
    46.05 cm (18.13 in)

    Width
    18.75 cm (7.38 in)

    Depth
    45.42 cm (17.88 in)

    Weight
    12.7 kg (28 lb)



    Environmental

    Temperature:

    Operating
    10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)

    Storage
    –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)

    Relative humidity
    20% to 80% (noncondensing)

    Maximum vibration:

    Operating
    0.25 G at 3 to 200 Hz at 0.5 octave/min

    Storage
    0.5 G at 3 to 200 Hz at 1 octave/min

    Maximum shock:

    Operating
    bottom half-sine pulse with a change in velocity of 20 inches/sec (50.8 cm/sec)

    Storage
    27-G faired square wave with a velocity change of 200 inches/sec (508 cm/sec)

    Altitude:

    Operating
    –15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)

    Storage
    –15.2 to 10,668 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)




    ------------Here is an image of my power supply info----------

    http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/462/psuud0.jpg

    I am willing to get a new case :)

    If this is what you mean by a 6 pin connector then no It looks like i only have a 4 :

    ( http://images.google.com/imgres?img...er+supply&um=1&hl=en&rlz=1T4ADBR_enUS268US268 )
     
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    shaffaaf Regular member

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    yes i did mean that cable.

    your PSU is more than enough for it.

    mmm....

    do you have two molex cables free?

    [​IMG]
     
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    jprice, why are you changing the motherboard?
     
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    i need to overclock my cpu and i cant with this mobo because its dell
     
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    hmm looks like i only have 1 total and it is not being used.
     
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    looks like you will need a new mobo case and PSU
     
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    ok, what powersupply should I get? and is there a mobo that is compatable with all my hardware?
     
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    or maybe it would be easier to just buy a new cpu and psu?
     

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