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post #1 of 10
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Im replacing the mother board in my dell dimension 4500 and i am wondering if the power cables of the new mother board will fit into the case front i/o panel(are all intel i/o wiring's the same).
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umm..all I/O front panel use the same wiring I belive. just two pin connectors. AMD and intel use the same types of connectors, it's like an industry standard
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Well With mod Prebuilds there made for pre-build hardware size and specs. Its most likely you will need to purchase a new case and PSU to work with that motherboard mate.
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I remember seeing one of those in here with a different mother board, the power connectors were not the same the owner of the computer actually had to put the wires in different places on that little black block that connectors to the headers on the board.
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Well, I may be wrong then, but I've always thought that the connectors for power/reset/led's were all the same.
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post #6 of 10
Nope, the dell's especially the 4000 series use an all in one connector for the led's and they are usually not in the standard layout. The easiest way would be to just re-arrange the wires in the led connector so they line up properly, the customers pc that I had in here was setup like that but it didn't work 100%, you would have to push the pwr switch multiple times to turn it on. You might just want to get a cheap case as well as a board.
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post #7 of 10
I know older dells had different power supply standards, however I'm not too familiar with the newer ones. I'd at least look into a new PSU even if the PSU will work it's not going to be very good. The front LED's/buttons shouldn't be too bad as long as you check the layout on the motherboard- trace the wires to what they do if they're not labeled. I know some prebuilt cases may have a block of connectors instead of individual ones, I had dealt with changing some of the pins around in a prebuilt case before to get it to work right.

Edit, seems Dman beat me to the explaining the layout issue.
post #8 of 10
Im most certian you are going to need a NEW PSU. Check your current connections of your current PSU and see if they are compatible atleast.
post #9 of 10
Your gonna need a new case and psu. The psu is wired different and the mb mountings are different.
You will also need a new copy of windows.
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WOW, thanks guys u pretty much answered all of my questions =)


thanx
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