yeah you could definitely do that as long as the hardware wasn't damaged. chances were the damage remained within the motherboard. plug the ram and cd drives into your dimension 8200 and give em a try. if your system goes from x mb to x+x mb great, if it doesn't.. apparently it wasn't just ur motherboard that was fried.
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