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Old 08-11-2008, 08:55 AM   #1
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Default Dell Dimension 8300 Upgrade Help

I have a Dell 8300 (4 or 5 years old now), it has a Pentium 4 HT 3.00GHz, 2GB DDR RAM, ATI Radeon 9550 256MB and I am looking to replace the motherboard and put a core 2 duo in it. The only problem is that dell have their own strange case layouts and have different front panel connectors. I have noticed that my 1999 Dell XPS T700R has the same font panel connector and its roughlt 5 years older. Does this mean I would be able to buy a newer Dell motherboard off ebay and the connectors would be the same? I can see that the size and shape is the same on the ones on ebay. Anybody know? Thanks.

EDIT: I know it must be possible to upgrade as I saw a video on ebay where somebody had upgraded a Dell 4100 (Pentium 3) to a core 2 duo using an Intel board.
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dell Dimension 8300 Upgrade Help

You should be able to upgrade your dell. I know that Dell does some wierd things with their configuration. I don't know a lot about this one, but I suppose that you could upgrade with a dell mobo and have it work, but I am not sure. So I would wait for others to post, too.

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Old 08-11-2008, 02:21 PM   #3
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Vaio, off topic here but are you also replacing the RAM? If you are I'll make an offer for the 2GB depending on the speed.
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I am upgrading the ram but I already have some spare parts (I have 4GB 800MHz), thanks for the offer though, sorry I couldn't.
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