Dimension 3000 mobo swap

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Hi All,
Got a customer with a new Dim3000.
He wants a mobo swap: don't ask why.
Two questions:
1) are the PSUs standard pin outs on these?
2) are the front panel connectors standard pin-outs?
3) what's the PSU wattage and do they come with a P4 square power
connector?

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

    1. Power supply pinout standard? Yes.
    2. Front panel connector pinout standard? I haven't seen the innards of a
    Dimension 3000 yet, but if they are like any of the other Pentium 4 Dimensions,
    the front panel connectors are decidedly non-standard.
    3. The PSU has got to have 12V 4-pin P4 connector. I've not seen a name-brand
    P4 system without one. Wattage? Don't know. Open up the chassis and find out,
    or look up the system on the Dell web site.

    Then tell your customer that a mobo swap in a Dell P4 system is highly
    impractical and not cost effective. Better to sell another (standard) chassis
    and mobo and transplant the guts of the Dell into it. And it's fair game to ask
    why your customer would want to do this in the first place... Ben Myers

    On 28 Jan 2005 06:14:16 -0800, "ric" <publicmail@infobubble.co.uk> wrote:

    >Hi All,
    >Got a customer with a new Dim3000.
    >He wants a mobo swap: don't ask why.
    >Two questions:
    >1) are the PSUs standard pin outs on these?
    >2) are the front panel connectors standard pin-outs?
    >3) what's the PSU wattage and do they come with a P4 square power
    >connector?
    >
    >cheers
    >ric
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    1. Yes.
    2. No. It's a Dell/Mitac specfic harness.
    3. 250W, yes, the 3000 is the last of the Dimensions to use an ATX12V
    power supply - the 4700, 8400 and XPS have migrated to the 24-in BTX
    connector.


    ric wrote:
    > Hi All,
    > Got a customer with a new Dim3000.
    > He wants a mobo swap: don't ask why.
    > Two questions:
    > 1) are the PSUs standard pin outs on these?
    > 2) are the front panel connectors standard pin-outs?
    > 3) what's the PSU wattage and do they come with a P4 square power
    > connector?
    >
    > cheers
    > ric
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    I've too got a Dell D300 and looking to replace the mobo. According to some
    members on the Dell forum (Dell site), the D4600 mobo will fit into the
    D3000 with no problems. You can't use standard PSU gotta be Dell type or if
    you plan to use standard PSU you need a convertor. Loads of such question on
    this available on Dell forum site.

    "ric" <publicmail@infobubble.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:1106921656.241392.8270@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi All,
    > Got a customer with a new Dim3000.
    > He wants a mobo swap: don't ask why.
    > Two questions:
    > 1) are the PSUs standard pin outs on these?
    > 2) are the front panel connectors standard pin-outs?
    > 3) what's the PSU wattage and do they come with a P4 square power
    > connector?
    >
    > cheers
    > ric
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    I have my doubts about the PSU being non-standard. Someone gutted a Dell
    Dimension case, I got a Dell 4300 mobo and a generic Antec P4-capable ATX power
    supply, put it in the case, hooked up the motherboard and they all lived happily
    ever after.

    As for the connectors to the front panel, THAT is where the non-standard stuff
    is. Effectively, another Dell mobo mounted on a Dell-standard mounting plate is
    the only real option, and not all models of Dell mobo would work due to
    variations in the cabling to the front panel among models.

    What is wrong with the Dimension 3000 motherboard that you all want to replace
    it? ... Ben Myers

    On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 19:00:43 +0000 (UTC), "Malvin" <pa_pa_returns@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >I've too got a Dell D300 and looking to replace the mobo. According to some
    >members on the Dell forum (Dell site), the D4600 mobo will fit into the
    >D3000 with no problems. You can't use standard PSU gotta be Dell type or if
    >you plan to use standard PSU you need a convertor. Loads of such question on
    >this available on Dell forum site.
    >
    >"ric" <publicmail@infobubble.co.uk> wrote in message
    >news:1106921656.241392.8270@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    >> Hi All,
    >> Got a customer with a new Dim3000.
    >> He wants a mobo swap: don't ask why.
    >> Two questions:
    >> 1) are the PSUs standard pin outs on these?
    >> 2) are the front panel connectors standard pin-outs?
    >> 3) what's the PSU wattage and do they come with a P4 square power
    >> connector?
    >>
    >> cheers
    >> ric
    >>
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    BTX looks like ATX, except that it is larger? Same pinout as used in many P4
    Intel servers and used in some Compaq DeskPro boxes? ... Ben Myers

    On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 18:30:23 -0500, "Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote:

    >1. Yes.
    >2. No. It's a Dell/Mitac specfic harness.
    >3. 250W, yes, the 3000 is the last of the Dimensions to use an ATX12V
    >power supply - the 4700, 8400 and XPS have migrated to the 24-in BTX
    >connector.
    >
    >
    >
    >ric wrote:
    >> Hi All,
    >> Got a customer with a new Dim3000.
    >> He wants a mobo swap: don't ask why.
    >> Two questions:
    >> 1) are the PSUs standard pin outs on these?
    >> 2) are the front panel connectors standard pin-outs?
    >> 3) what's the PSU wattage and do they come with a P4 square power
    >> connector?
    >>
    >> cheers
    >> ric
    >>
  6. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    I rushed into buying this machine due to the price, without fully checking
    the spec. only to find out it doesn't have AGP slot.

    <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
    news:41fab977.34328269@nntp.charter.net...
    >I have my doubts about the PSU being non-standard. Someone gutted a Dell
    > Dimension case, I got a Dell 4300 mobo and a generic Antec P4-capable ATX
    > power
    > supply, put it in the case, hooked up the motherboard and they all lived
    > happily
    > ever after.
    >
    > As for the connectors to the front panel, THAT is where the non-standard
    > stuff
    > is. Effectively, another Dell mobo mounted on a Dell-standard mounting
    > plate is
    > the only real option, and not all models of Dell mobo would work due to
    > variations in the cabling to the front panel among models.
    >
    > What is wrong with the Dimension 3000 motherboard that you all want to
    > replace
    > it? ... Ben Myers
    >
    > On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 19:00:43 +0000 (UTC), "Malvin"
    > <pa_pa_returns@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>I've too got a Dell D300 and looking to replace the mobo. According to
    >>some
    >>members on the Dell forum (Dell site), the D4600 mobo will fit into the
    >>D3000 with no problems. You can't use standard PSU gotta be Dell type or
    >>if
    >>you plan to use standard PSU you need a convertor. Loads of such question
    >>on
    >>this available on Dell forum site.
    >>
    >>"ric" <publicmail@infobubble.co.uk> wrote in message
    >>news:1106921656.241392.8270@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    >>> Hi All,
    >>> Got a customer with a new Dim3000.
    >>> He wants a mobo swap: don't ask why.
    >>> Two questions:
    >>> 1) are the PSUs standard pin outs on these?
    >>> 2) are the front panel connectors standard pin-outs?
    >>> 3) what's the PSU wattage and do they come with a P4 square power
    >>> connector?
    >>>
    >>> cheers
    >>> ric
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
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