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June 5, 2005 11:37:47 PM

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I have a Dimension 3000 that I am finding rather limiting in its
abilities and was wondering if anyone knows if I could replace the mobo
with a 4700. TIA
ricardo

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Anonymous
June 5, 2005 11:37:48 PM

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

Yes, but:

The power supply is different and would need to be replaced.
The CPU is different (LGA 775 vs. socket 478 for the 3000), so you'd
need a new one.
The RAM is different (DDR-2 vs. DDR for the 3000).
You'll need a PCI Express video card.

Given that you'd need to replace the mainboard, CPU, power supply,
heatsink, fan and video card, and given that Dell routinely offers the
4700 for $500 or less brand new, you'd be better off selling the 3000
and buying a 4700. It'll be cheaper.


ricardo wrote:
> I have a Dimension 3000 that I am finding rather limiting in its
> abilities and was wondering if anyone knows if I could replace the mobo
> with a 4700. TIA
> ricardo
June 6, 2005 12:30:35 PM

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Edward J. Neth wrote:
> Yes, but:
>
> The power supply is different and would need to be replaced.
> The CPU is different (LGA 775 vs. socket 478 for the 3000), so you'd
> need a new one.
> The RAM is different (DDR-2 vs. DDR for the 3000).
> You'll need a PCI Express video card.
>
> Given that you'd need to replace the mainboard, CPU, power supply,
> heatsink, fan and video card, and given that Dell routinely offers the
> 4700 for $500 or less brand new, you'd be better off selling the 3000
> and buying a 4700. It'll be cheaper.
>
>
> ricardo wrote:
>
>> I have a Dimension 3000 that I am finding rather limiting in its
>> abilities and was wondering if anyone knows if I could replace the
>> mobo with a 4700. TIA
>> ricardo
Thanks for your input. It was a big mistake buying the 3000 in the first
place.
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 12:30:36 PM

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

"ricardo" <me@myself.com> wrote in message
news:D 2Loe.1407$Qh7.19849@nnrp1.ozemail.com.au...
> Edward J. Neth wrote:
>> Yes, but:
>>
>> The power supply is different and would need to be replaced.
>> The CPU is different (LGA 775 vs. socket 478 for the 3000), so you'd need
>> a new one.
>> The RAM is different (DDR-2 vs. DDR for the 3000).
>> You'll need a PCI Express video card.
>>
>> Given that you'd need to replace the mainboard, CPU, power supply,
>> heatsink, fan and video card, and given that Dell routinely offers the
>> 4700 for $500 or less brand new, you'd be better off selling the 3000 and
>> buying a 4700. It'll be cheaper.
>>
>>



.....or the OP could look for a Dimension 4600 board. Still some issues, but
few compared to the 4700.


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