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Is this a good motherboard?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128388
I'm modding a Dell 8400 and would like to OC the P4 that I have right now which is a 660 Processor at 3.6 ghz.
I have a newer video card, an ok sound card, newer PSU at 550 watts, newer dvd Burner w/Sata connections.
I ordered PC6400 memory 1x 2gb ram should B here any Day now.
Whats the proper way of flashing the dell bios from the P4 when I move the Processor over to a different board?
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My Other Question is:
Since the memory I just got which is PC 6400 1x 2GB Stick will it wirk in the current chipset that I have inside this Dell 8400... Intel 925x Motherboard?
The motherboard takes up to 4GB of PC 4200 also runs with PC 5300 but will lock speeds at 533mhz cause of their fraidiness.
Will it work?
Edited by bleuborsh - 2/10/11 at 4:23pm
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Answering my own question, but incase someone was wondering:
The PC 6400 works with this old Intel 925x motherboard that came with Dell 8400 back in '05. The one stick that has 2gigs of memory works great with this machine. Windows 7 recognizes the memory. BTW This is a WINTEC memory that operates at 1.8-1.9volts w/Heatsink. I will B getting another to install real soon after I upgrade to an LED monitor. I'm just amazed the board took it, this will hold me over until I get newer mobo to set in this old Dell 8400.
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The rig i had before building this was the 8400. Pretty sweet when I bought it new in 95.

Good luck with the build
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OP, STOP! That Dell case won't support an ATX board, it's go a non standard layout. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/245821-30-moving-dell-8400-motherboard-case You're going to have to upgrade your case too I'm afraid.
     
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Originally Posted by 3XPeriment;12339706 
OP, STOP! That Dell case won't support an ATX board, it's go a non standard layout. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/245821-30-moving-dell-8400-motherboard-case You're going to have to upgrade your case too I'm afraid.

Someone already threw in an MSI board and rigged it to work on a thread I was reading. It was done a year & half ago. The main concern was, teadiously nit picking the molding of two plugs the power button and the usb connections of the front panel. Thats it. The interior case uses a Micro ATX design mobo what mine is 10 3/4 H x 9 1/2 w.
From the looks of I could go to 11 1/4 H X 9 3/4 W, Because even with Dells smart engineers there is actually room for a slightly bigger M-ATX board the metal plate in the back of the MOBO has empty screwholes that werent used. Probably the same engineers who designed GMC's 2002 to 2005 speedometers that were design to fail at 35K miles smile.gif
I'm gonna go ahead & do it.
I've researched this enough & if something goes wrong (which I highly doubt) then all I'll need is a case.
It'll be sweet and GREEN because I'll be recycling the Case, I'll be a HERO.
I already talked to someone who said they put a board in a P4 HP & a Gateway Computer. Anything can be done as long as it is done right.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bleuborsh;12343735 
Someone already threw in an MSI board and rigged it to work on a thread I was reading. It was done a year & half ago. The main concern was, teadiously nit picking the molding of two plugs the power button and the usb connections of the front panel. Thats it. The interior case uses a Micro ATX design mobo what mine is 10 3/4 H x 9 1/2 w.
From the looks of I could go to 11 1/4 H X 9 3/4 W, Because even with Dells smart engineers there is actually room for a slightly bigger M-ATX board the metal plate in the back of the MOBO has empty screwholes that werent used. Probably the same engineers who designed GMC's 2002 to 2005 speedometers that were design to fail at 35K miles smile.gif
I'm gonna go ahead & do it.
I've researched this enough & if something goes wrong (which I highly doubt) then all I'll need is a case.
It'll be sweet and GREEN because I'll be recycling the Case, I'll be a HERO.
I already talked to someone who said they put a board in a P4 HP & a Gateway Computer. Anything can be done as long as it is done right.
Sweet, as long as yo know what you're getting into. smile.gif Good luck man, post pics when you're done!
     
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