Thinking Of Replacing My Dell Dimension 2400 Mobo

By Merkalott
Dec 25, 2008
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  1. I wan't to upgrade my computers motherboards so i can play the latest games etc with a PCI-E graphics card, as my computer only has PCI slots and it sucks to be honest.

    I found a thread on this forum about a guy upgrading his Dell Dimension 2400 motherboard, it seems he brought the Asrock P4VM890 motherboard and he was successful with it.

    I managed to find the exact motherboard on eBay, the motherboards comes with a Pentium 4 @ 2.8 Ghz and 2 GB RAM.

    Do you think i should purchase it? Would it work with my computer?

    I hope you can help me. :)
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    A Waste of time, really. The FrontSideBus is not fast enough. You would also need to install a new power supply and CPU to get it right.
    Why not just buy a better used machine and upgrade it with more memory, better optical drives, video card, and gamer mouse?
  3. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 333

    Not to mention that Asrock boards are Asus-made products that Asus is too embarassed to put their name on. They're not a good product at all, in the same boat as ECS, etc. Best too just avoid them and buy a newer machine that will do what you want.
  4. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    They're not as bad as ECS. I've had a few alright ones...
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    ECS is far worse. They should be called EliteCrapSystems IMO. ASRock still has decent boards, and some of them allow for PCI-E, AGP, DDR, DDR2 and Core 2 Duo support on the same board. Very innovative IMO.
  6. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    AsRock are OK boards for budget home systems. They simply cannot take much hard driving abuse, excess heat, or creative changes. You cannot expect them to last 7 years. They are like a Compaq laptop board... just good for a while.
    As a replacement to repair a dead eMachines motherboard, they are fine. Cheap. They fit. They will accept most of the eMachines components for a quick "reasonably priced" fix.
    Still the same argument remains. Why not the best for just a little more.
    Too often the ASRock gets used in a competition between computer repair shops... where saving the customer just a few bucks gets the job. But a later failure will drive away that same business later on.
  7. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    I do not think the ASRock is the equivalent of another Dell 2400 board.
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