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Looking for some motherboard advice

By patchesdog ยท 4 replies
Oct 15, 2007
  1. I have a Dell 8200 and am looking for a recommendation on a replacement motherboard with CPU that would allow me to use the 2GB of RAM currently in the computer (533 FSB) and also the two 75GB IDE hard drives.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

  3. patchesdog

    patchesdog TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Pretty close

    It's the same case, specs vary a little.
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    If you want a non dell mobo then you will also have to buy a new case.

    You will also not be able to use the dell windows cd so you will need a new one of those too.
  5. CJ-real

    CJ-real TS Rookie Posts: 56

    common problem with dell - the DO make it so that you can't upgrade, you have to buy it off them for about 4x the price.

    If you upgrade motherboard you may need a new case, but the case doesn't seem to be right:
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