Mobo replacement

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

`Hello!
Several post recently asked about replacing the Dell mobo, but the
responses were a little technical....as to the size, the type, etc.
and not oo specific for some folks such as I.

I would love to know, specifically, which mobos would be good,
fairly inexpensive mobo replacements for the Dell Dimension 2400. A
brand and model would more than suffice.

I know, what a lazy guy I am, not willing to do the research myself.
But honestly, it's just to deep for me.

Mike
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Pardon me for asking, but if doing the research is 'just too deep' for you,
    do you think you have the skills to replace a motherboard?
    --
    Ted Zieglar

    "Michael P Gabriel" <axipolti@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:a20043.0409020807.716a732b@posting.google.com...
    > `Hello!
    > Several post recently asked about replacing the Dell mobo, but the
    > responses were a little technical....as to the size, the type, etc.
    > and not oo specific for some folks such as I.
    >
    > I would love to know, specifically, which mobos would be good,
    > fairly inexpensive mobo replacements for the Dell Dimension 2400. A
    > brand and model would more than suffice.
    >
    > I know, what a lazy guy I am, not willing to do the research myself.
    > But honestly, it's just to deep for me.
    >
    > Mike
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Michael P Gabriel <axipolti@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > `Hello!
    > Several post recently asked about replacing the Dell mobo, but the
    > responses were a little technical....as to the size, the type, etc.
    > and not oo specific for some folks such as I.

    > I would love to know, specifically, which mobos would be good,
    > fairly inexpensive mobo replacements for the Dell Dimension 2400. A
    > brand and model would more than suffice.

    > I know, what a lazy guy I am, not willing to do the research myself.
    > But honestly, it's just to deep for me.

    > Mike

    I didn't see your earlier post Mike. But I'll go ahead and throw my
    ignorant two cents in on what issues you might face.

    The "upgradability" of computers is grossly over exaggerated. The
    typical motherboard upgrade will involve the motherboard itself,
    the processor, and memory. Otherwise, what's the point? The
    new motherboard will probably lend some new feature such as SATA,
    RAID, a particular chipset, a particular socket type, etc that you
    want. You'll probably want a "faster computer" too, which means a
    new processor and better/more memory. And the new processor will
    invariably require faster clocking memory to work correctly.

    So the motherboard, CPU, and memory go hand in hand. Again, otherwise,
    what's the point?

    /aside
    The few times when upgrading is cost-effective is buying less-than-
    bleeding market and then upgrading later. Let's say I buy an ATI
    9000 video card today in a new system. It costs me about $200 less
    than a high end video card. If I wait a year or two, that same
    high end card will be half the cost and I can "upgrade" to it.
    /aside

    So anyway, after buying the motherboard, CPU, and memory, you're
    going to need to strip down the 2400. You'll need an empty case
    to fit the new motherboard. You'll removed the old mobo, cpu,
    memory, expansion cards, hard disk, optical drive, etc (not sure
    exactly, but this sounds reasonable for a 2400). And then you're
    going to have to install the new motherboard and reassemble in
    the reverse order.

    Now, finally, I get to make my point. The case only costs $50.00.
    Buying a motherboard to fit a particular case makes little sense
    to me. Why not buy a motherboard, buy a case, buy the memory to
    match, processor, etc and reuse what you can... the dvd drive, the
    hard disk, the floppy, etc.

    Anyway, food for thought. Long post. I hope I interpreted your
    question and plans correctly.

    Take care,
    Brian
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    The easiest and most obvious would be a Dimension 4600 MB. They can usually
    be found on EBay. And they share the same exact case with the 2400 so the
    motherboards are basically interchangeable on these systems.

    Regards,
    John O.

    "Michael P Gabriel" <axipolti@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:a20043.0409020807.716a732b@posting.google.com...
    > `Hello!
    > Several post recently asked about replacing the Dell mobo, but the
    > responses were a little technical....as to the size, the type, etc.
    > and not oo specific for some folks such as I.
    >
    > I would love to know, specifically, which mobos would be good,
    > fairly inexpensive mobo replacements for the Dell Dimension 2400. A
    > brand and model would more than suffice.
    >
    > I know, what a lazy guy I am, not willing to do the research myself.
    > But honestly, it's just to deep for me.
    >
    > Mike
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "JJO" <jjo@nospam.ca> wrote in message
    news:REOZc.23446$CG3.1592048@news20.bellglobal.com...
    > The easiest and most obvious would be a Dimension 4600 MB. They can
    > usually be found on EBay. And they share the same exact case with the 2400
    > so the motherboards are basically interchangeable on these systems.
    >
    > Regards,
    > John O.
    >


    True except for the EMI - I/O shields on the back of the system. At
    minimum, the audio jacks are different and I want to say possibly the
    location of the USB ports - but definitely the audio ports.

    Stew
  5. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Good! Let's make it simple and easy. The best motherboard for a Dell Dimension
    2400 is a motherboard made for Dell to go inside a Dimension 2400. Any other
    microATX motherboard requires you to make significant changes to the wiring
    leading to the front of the computer. I cannot make it any simpler and clearer
    than that.

    An alternative would be a Dell Dimension 2350 or 2300 motherboard, but both of
    those are slower, older and may require replacement of memory and/or CPU.

    What else can I say? .... Ben Myers

    On 2 Sep 2004 09:07:04 -0700, axipolti@yahoo.com (Michael P Gabriel) wrote:

    >`Hello!
    >Several post recently asked about replacing the Dell mobo, but the
    >responses were a little technical....as to the size, the type, etc.
    >and not oo specific for some folks such as I.
    >
    >I would love to know, specifically, which mobos would be good,
    >fairly inexpensive mobo replacements for the Dell Dimension 2400. A
    >brand and model would more than suffice.
    >
    >I know, what a lazy guy I am, not willing to do the research myself.
    >But honestly, it's just to deep for me.
    >
    >Mike
  6. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Interesting. Same connectors for on-off/LEDs, and front panel USB? Definitely
    the same locking 3-pin connector, a Dell trademark, for the ventilating fan on
    the back of the case... Ben Myers

    On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 20:11:27 -0400, "JJO" <jjo@nospam.ca> wrote:

    >The easiest and most obvious would be a Dimension 4600 MB. They can usually
    >be found on EBay. And they share the same exact case with the 2400 so the
    >motherboards are basically interchangeable on these systems.
    >
    >Regards,
    >John O.
    >
    >"Michael P Gabriel" <axipolti@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >news:a20043.0409020807.716a732b@posting.google.com...
    >> `Hello!
    >> Several post recently asked about replacing the Dell mobo, but the
    >> responses were a little technical....as to the size, the type, etc.
    >> and not oo specific for some folks such as I.
    >>
    >> I would love to know, specifically, which mobos would be good,
    >> fairly inexpensive mobo replacements for the Dell Dimension 2400. A
    >> brand and model would more than suffice.
    >>
    >> I know, what a lazy guy I am, not willing to do the research myself.
    >> But honestly, it's just to deep for me.
    >>
    >> Mike
    >
    >
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