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October 10, 2012 10:43:06 PM

Hi,

im trying to replace the stock motherboard in my old hp dx2400. It's currently an asus ipibl-lb which is 24.5mm x 24.5mm.

Althought its a micro atx format all other boards I've looked at seem to be slightly different in size. Im looking at a msi g42m p28 but its 24.5mm x 20.0mm. Does anybody know if it will fit and if not what might?

thanks

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October 10, 2012 11:36:18 PM

The key thing is do the mounting holes match up on the motherboards. If they matchn it's a go.
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October 10, 2012 11:45:02 PM

Andym45 said:
Hi,

im trying to replace the stock motherboard in my old hp dx2400. It's currently an asus ipibl-lb which is 24.5mm x 24.5mm.

Althought its a micro atx format all other boards I've looked at seem to be slightly different in size. Im looking at a msi g42m p28 but its 24.5mm x 20.0mm. Does anybody know if it will fit and if not what might?

thanks


There is an ATX standard.
All will fit the same back i/o panel.
The basic mounting holes are identical, and not all need to be used.
But some motherboards are deeper than others to accomodate more components.
Some are shorter, like the one you mentioned.

Here is more info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX

You really should not have a problem.
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October 10, 2012 11:48:29 PM

Thats what's I meant, obviously it will physically fit into the case but it's the screw holes in worried about. I don't have any way of testing it other than getting the new board and trying it out.

I've been looking online for days and it would seem in the history of the world nobody has every changed a motherboard in this pc!

thanks for the reply, if anybody else has had experience with an hp dx2400 motherboard change please let me know

Thanks
October 10, 2012 11:51:09 PM

Just seen the second reply! Thanks a lot that helps. I did think as long as at least a few screws fit the maybe that would suffice...

I think I've got as far as I can get with the research, nothing else to do really but get the board and see what happens

Thanks for the help
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a c 247 V Motherboard
October 10, 2012 11:53:18 PM

Andym45 said:
Thats what's I meant, obviously it will physically fit into the case but it's the screw holes in worried about. I don't have any way of testing it other than getting the new board and trying it out.

I've been looking online for days and it would seem in the history of the world nobody has every changed a motherboard in this pc!

thanks for the reply, if anybody else has had experience with an hp dx2400 motherboard change please let me know

Thanks

Look at page 9 of this document. It shows the possible places for mounting holes.
http://www.formfactors.org/developer/specs/atx2_2.pdf

I would be most surprised if any modernM-ATX motherboard would not fit.
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