Solved

Upgrade Dell Dimension e510 Motherboard

Hello,

I am kinda new to this, but I have a dell e510 computer that's almost 6 years old with Pentium 4 processor. My concern is, I want my processor to be upgraded to core i3 or i7 but can't seem to find a motherboard for dell e510 that has a socket 1156/1155.

Upon my research dell e510 uses a btx form motherboard. My question is, can I use any btx form motherboard to fit to my btx case?

I don't want to lose the case because its so cool that's why I'm finding a way to upgrade my cpu so that I can keep up with the modern computers. Thank you in advance..
6 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about upgrade dell dimension e510 motherboard
  1. Best answer
    yeah, dell switched from that form factor after lga 775. so you wont find any new motherboards that are lga 1156/1155 that are BTX.

    and you can fit any BTX motherboard that matches the standoffs in your case. some are smaller some are bigger. so you will need to use a dell motherboard that will fit your case.

    the motherboard for that specific dell has an intel 945g chipset which supports cpu's up the core 2 duo e6700. which is WAY better than your p4. the bios for the e510 was updated to support newer cpu's, it doesnt say which ones though.

    i recommend getting a motherboard with a better chipset that supports better cpu's.
  2. okay so after much research i found this. its a btx motherboard with the q57 chipset which supports lga 1156 cpu's but it looks like you need a proprietary 24 pin plug though which is the bad part.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-D441T-Optiplex-980-MiniTower-or-desktop-motherboard-/300915900360?pt=Motherboards&hash=item460ffc3fc8
  3. computer_nugget2 said:
    okay so after much research i found this. its a btx motherboard with the q57 chipset which supports lga 1156 cpu's but it looks like you need a proprietary 24 pin plug though which is the bad part.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-D441T-Optiplex-980-MiniTower-or-desktop-motherboard-/300915900360?pt=Motherboards&hash=item460ffc3fc8



    what do you mean with "proprietary 24 pin"
  4. well most 24 pin power plugs are one size. thats so you can get an after market power supply and use it and it will work. but this one looks like the size of the pin is different it looks way smaller than a normal plug.
  5. computer_nugget2 said:
    well most 24 pin power plugs are one size. thats so you can get an after market power supply and use it and it will work. but this one looks like the size of the pin is different it looks way smaller than a normal plug.


    After much research, I think there is really no way in reusing the old case. too bad :(. Any thank you for your response. Really appreciated it.
  6. yeah, you cant re use it unless you buy the same parts that it had you cant really upgrade. thats why most computers from that era are mostly hated.
Ask a new question

Read More

Motherboards