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Micro ATX or ATX????

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chevyguy123, Feb 10, 2005.

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  1. chevyguy123

    chevyguy123 Thread Starter

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    Im upgrading a older computer, the mother board is a microAtx. I want to put a regular atx motherboard in. Will this fit? i do not know if the case is a regular atx. Or would i just be better off buying a new case?
     
  2. JSanguancheu

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    Look on the back of the case and see how many expansion slot covers are visible.

    microatx motherboards usually have 3 or 4 expansion slots. (PCI / AGP)
    regular ATX motherboards usually have 5 to 7.

    my guess is that if the pc came with a microatx MB then the case probably can only hold microATX motherboards.
     
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    Thanks. I appreciate the help.
     
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