Dell motherboard upgrade

By SD7792
Jun 5, 2010
  1. Hi all,

    I've done a bit of searching on the forums, none of which specifically answered my questions but I apologise if i'm asking something which has been asked before.

    Anyway, a few weeks ago I bought a Dell Dimension 2400 desktop PC with the hope of gutting it and upgrading everything over a period of time but, without doing research beforehand, I have now come to realise that you can't just replace the current Dell motherboard with any old motherboard, or so it seems.

    From what I've seen on this forum and other websites, I think it's a Micro ATX motherboard inside and from what I've heard you can't replace it with a 'Non Dell' motherboard. Is this correct?

    If it is, what is my best option? Just scrap the Dell pc and buy a new case?

  2. pjamme

    pjamme TS Enthusiast Posts: 208

    The dim 2400 was a very low end computer and case. Ditch the case and Mobo, you may be able to use the other components but not worth the effort IMHO
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    I need a little updating on Dell PSU specs, but you MIGHT need to change PSUs as well. But like mentioned, all other components are reusable, assuming they're worth reusing.

    BTW, what are you looking to upgrade?
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