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I need new MOBO for dell 2400,

By Raffizzz
Oct 9, 2006
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  1. Hi I recently fried my mobo on my dell dimension 2400, I don't know which mobo to get, the only info I have for my processor is from the order form that I still have, and this is what it shows for processor C1431 PROCESSOR, 80532, 2.8G, 512K, 533, SOCKET N, DECISION ONE, Please help me find a MOBO, that would work with my processor, and a agp slot would be a plus, or something with a lot of slots pci, pci e etc, i would change my case.
    Thank You in advance.
    Raffi B.
  2. dmill89

    dmill89 TechSpot Guru Posts: 737

    well first I need to know the socket (it is either 478 or 775) the easyest way to do this on a non-working system is to remove the cpu fan. and look at the socket the socket type is usually stamped on the socket.
    Here's a link to dell explaining how to do this http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2400/en/sm_en/mprcsr.htm but leave the cpu (stop at step 9 do not go on to step 10) in it's socket untill you replace the motherboard to prevent damage
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    You need a socket 478 motherboard with ddr memory. If you want to use your dell case you need micro atx, but if you will get a new atx case, then you can use atx. Here's an atx board that should work.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131527
    Pickings are getting slim on the older 478 boards now.
  4. Raffizzz

    Raffizzz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

  5. dmill89

    dmill89 TechSpot Guru Posts: 737

    Of those i would go with this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130519
    or this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131573
    or this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128305

    there all good boards. The ASUS and MSI have VIA chipsets and the Gigabyte has an Intel chipset. unfortunately there all out of stock and the reasionably priced ones instock are not all that good. This is the best of the relitively cheep ones instock http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813138262
    regardless of what board you choose you will need a new case because dell uses propriatary connectors (they use a ribbon cable so you can't seperate it and connect each wire individually either) for the front pannel (power switch,reset,leds).
    You'll also need a new powersupply although your's is not propriatary it is either 200 or 250w which is just enough to power what you have now and certainly won't handle any upgrades.make sure your new psu is from a good brand (Antec,Enermax,FSP,PC Power&Cooling) Id go with atleast 350w so you have room for upgrades such an a new video card ormord drives.
    if you go for a full atx case the board that vnf4ultra recomended is also a good choice.
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    DO NOT EVEN TRY THE DELL POWERSUPPLY!!! Dell psu's are wired differently to standard ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. dmill89

    dmill89 TechSpot Guru Posts: 737

    the Demension 2400 uses a standard ATX powersupply and not a propriatary one but it is still underpowered here's the link http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/Power-Supply.php
    however I still wouldn't use the dell PSU not only because it's underpowered but because falty PSU's are one of the leading causes of fried motherboards.
  8. Raffizzz

    Raffizzz Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

  9. dmill89

    dmill89 TechSpot Guru Posts: 737

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