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Dell replacement motherboards 4400 options

I have recently been given a Dell Dimension 4400. I'm told it was taken to a shop where they determined the motherboard is no good. The machine itself is in pristine condition I think it was kept in a clean room. I try to help people of low income and would like to replace the motherboard at as small a cost as possible give the computer away. I understand that some machines are proprietary and require a exact replacement. My question is; are there alternative options for motherboard replacement. I believe this has a Pentium 4 processor (that is what is shown on the front), I'm not sure how exactly to determine the motherboard's model number there are many numbers and stickers on the board itself, I will list what I see in hopes that it will help in some way. (E210882, n232 (both printed on the board) ds/n my-81k529 -12465-22A-0205 : c/o my, REV a03 (both printed on stickers)). On the outside of the machine there is a sticker that has (7BV6911) on it. The physical dimensions of the board are 8-1/2" by 9-3/4".
I hope I have provided enough information to solve this problem and will truly appreciate all help given.
Thank you in advance
Bruce R.
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    Don't try to reuse the dell case if the backplate is atatched to the motherboard. Cases are cheap; you can go to pricewatch and get a barebones setup for around $110 shipped; frys has a sempron compaq presario for $249 through today in stores only with windows 7. Newegg has free shipping with some case promos; I got mine for $19 including shipping with no sales tax. Sign up for receiving email promos. I get 2-3 a week. With a standard atx case, expect to pay around $75 for a cheap motherboard and cpu combo that uses ddr ram. Check pricewatch or computer geeks for those deals. You can go to ebay and get a 4400 dell board, but it is probably used and I'd be surprised if you could find one for less than $75-100.
  2. o1die said:
    Don't try to reuse the dell case if the backplate is atatched to the motherboard. Cases are cheap; you can go to pricewatch and get a barebones setup for around $110 shipped; frys has a sempron compaq presario for $249 through today in stores only with windows 7. Newegg has free shipping with some case promos; I got mine for $19 including shipping with no sales tax. Sign up for receiving email promos. I get 2-3 a week. With a standard atx case, expect to pay around $75 for a cheap motherboard and cpu combo that uses ddr ram. Check pricewatch or computer geeks for those deals. You can go to ebay and get a 4400 dell board, but it is probably used and I'd be surprised if you could find one for less than $75-100.


    Thank you both for your input, the consensus seems to be trash it. I appreciate you responses and hope that some day I may be able to assist you with a problem of your own. Not that I would ever wish a problem on anyone, well you know what I mean.
    Thanks again
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