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motherboard replacement

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by brbluetele, Oct 28, 2007.

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  1. brbluetele

    brbluetele Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell XPS/Dimension XPS Gen 2 computer that needs a motherboard. I have contacted Dell support and they will sell me a new one for $170 that is an exact replacement. Is there a way to upgrade the motherboard or am I stuck with having to replace it with the original? I am running Windows XP. The processor is 3.0G, 512, 800FSB.
     
  2. Blazintails

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    You will have to do a lot of research on that current motherboard in order to make sure you get one that is compatible.

    I would call back DELL and ask them if the one they are offerening you is a refurb or is it brand new? Dell has a habit of selling refurb parts.

    Also ask them for the make/model number of the motherboard and I can help you do some research if you like?
     
  3. brbluetele

    brbluetele Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the quick response. The issue I'm having concerns the network part of the motherboard and the USB part of the motherboard which I think are bundled in the same location on the board. Could I just buy a USB card and a network card since I have open slots to install them?
     
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    yes........ u can but a network and a usb 2.0 card........both for around 15-20 bucks
     
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