How do i know if my case is ATX

  Tree3 21:25 17 Nov 2003

how can i tell if my case is ATX compatable or not i have no paperwork for the case or motherboard so is there a way i can find out

  BarryKeith 21:36 17 Nov 2003

If it is fitted with a single multi-pin power plug to connect to the motherboard it is ATX, the older AT boxes used two connectors that fitted side by side on a single row of pins on the mobo.

  pc moron 21:38 17 Nov 2003
  Dragon Heart 23:16 17 Nov 2003

The ports on an ATX board e.g. parallel & serial, are soldered onto the motherboard so will need a line of holes in the back of the case to match. AT boards use cables

Try looking on the case / motherboard web sites for info !

Good site you found pc moron

  Tree3 12:38 18 Nov 2003

i found a sticker on the back bottom of the case its an Minitower-ATX-EBS

  Stuartli 17:32 18 Nov 2003

It's most likely what's known as a microATX board then - smaller than a standard case ATX mobo.

You are likely to have fitting problems with full sized cards or having enough slots for upgrading etc.

The AT and ATX designations are to do with the power supply.

Here's links about form factors, including MicroATX:

click here

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