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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