DELL DIMENSION 5100 Compatible Motherboards

  capnspazfoot 16:22 05 Dec 2008

Hi there hope someone can help me!

dells websites a nightmare to try and contact someone, so thought id try here.

does anyone know whether a Dell Dimension 5100 Desktop PC would be compatible with a standard ATX/Micro Atx motherboard?

would really be gratefull for an urgent response


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:43 05 Dec 2008

Dell 5100
Chipset type Intel 945G Express
Data bus speed 800 MHz

click here
Gigabyte GA-945GM-S2 Motherboard
giabyte board is micro ATX

click here alsays it is a microatx

  capnspazfoot 18:06 05 Dec 2008

Fruit bat does this mean that it is possible to change the motherboard in the case? this is the motherboard i am considering getting
click here

also with this motherboard would i need to purchase a new PSU as its a stronger processor?

the reason im asking is i know that some PSU's might not fit into the Dimension Tower.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:02 05 Dec 2008

1. check that the Dell PSU is a standard ATX and the connections will fit your new board.

2. Are you going to try and use the old HDD?
Windows will not have the correct drivers for your new board and If an OEM version you will not be able to reactivate it with motherboard abnd CPU change MS will consider it to be a different computer.

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