Dell Dimension 4100 Motherboard?

  Embezzler 19:00 20 Apr 2003

I have a Dell 1-GHZ P3... Right, my problem is that i do not know what make my motherboard is and if i can upgrade it to P4.
I don't think i can upgrade it as i can only have upto 512 RAM.

If i need to upgrade my motherboard what's the best on the market, the price and will i encounter any problems when trying to install it?

  AndySD 20:46 20 Apr 2003

click here this small free download may tell you the motherboard details if so post them here.

  Lú-tzé 20:47 20 Apr 2003

Get Aida32 to identify your mobo; click here

Can't help re. motherboards, but would suggest you have a look at the comp mags sites for top tens etc.

  Embezzler 22:04 20 Apr 2003

From the test carried out using AIDA my motherbroad details are as follows:

Motherboard Properties:
Motherboard ID 51-2300-000000-00101111-030199-$EA815
Motherboard Name Intel Easton D815EEA

Front Side Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel GTL+
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz
Effective Clock 133 MHz
Bandwidth 1064 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties:
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz
Effective Clock 133 MHz
Bandwidth 1064 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:
Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 66 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 266 MHz
Bandwidth 266 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info:
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 5 PCI, 1 AGP
RAM Slots 3 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, Video
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Size 210 mm x 300 mm
Motherboard Chipset i815E

  AndySD 22:19 20 Apr 2003

click here and the processor you are using is the maximum it will take. To upgrade will be a problem as Dell tend to use a special front panel connectoer to the case that wont fit on other motherboards.

  Embezzler 22:32 20 Apr 2003

Do you know why Dell use this special connector?

  PhilipH 22:49 20 Apr 2003

click here you may also have to replace the PSU as they also have proprietary wiring.

  AndySD 23:04 20 Apr 2003

On the whole I think you would be better buying a new system (you dont need to update the monitor keyboard and mouse. But to go to a P4 ypu would need to change the RAM. Personally I would go down my local pc shop and ask them how much for a new tower case built with the RAM hard drive and modem from your present PC. I believe Celeron and AMD Processors will use 133 RAM.

  Embezzler 23:11 20 Apr 2003

Thank you very much! I read that artical and that's shocking! I think you may have saved my PCs life!

Thank you!

  Embezzler 23:12 20 Apr 2003


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