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-aFh- Gen.Fatcat

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20th September 2005

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#1 13 years ago

I have a Dell Demension 2400 2.6 ghz Pentium 4. Now I want to get a new motherboard for it, because the one that i have now lacks pci-e. I don't kno what socket type it is, or what mother-board i should get....plz help. I've looked on dell's website, and no information on this.

Thanks FatCat

Johnny Mullet

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#2 13 years ago

You will need a factory replacement for that Dell. I had a Dimension 2350 and the plug for your front USB will not work, the plug for the power switch will not work either unless you want to cut and splice. An aftermarket MB may fit into the case and the powersupply will plug in, but then you have problems with the rest.

You could get a replacement MB, but it must be Intel-Celeron type if you are going to use the same processor and I do not think it will support PCI-E.

I decided to forget the Dell and build my own PC which was not hard at all.

If you really want to keep the Dell you may want to get a Pentium/Celeron MB and replace the case to avoid the wiring problems, but the stock power supply in that Dell is too weak for any good PCI-E video card.


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#3 13 years ago

If i were you i would save up some money and stick with that dell for a while longer and build a whole new comp because even if you put a new MB and a new video card in your dell, dells case or known to overheat and have really bad airflow, when i had my dell(before i knew how to build pc's) i put in a eVGA 6800 i had to leave the side case off because if i didnt it would overheat. So save your money up, and just build a new comp, trust me you'll be happy you did.