Replacing motherboard on Dell Inspiron 531

  orsta 14:05 18 Sep 2013

Having sorted out my graphics card, I now would like to bring my motherboard and chip up to date.

Can anyone suggest which board I need to consider, not worried if it's Intel or AMD based, but I would like something with USB 3, Gigabit Ethernet and a quad core chip.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:23 18 Sep 2013

I suggest looking somewhere like Novatech at motherboard bundles

your usage? and budget? of course will affect your choice

  orsta 17:18 18 Sep 2013

Thanks Fruit Bat,

Had a look, even though a standard ATX board will be to big I think, this mATX looks good click here give them a ring in the morning.



  Knuutr 18:59 18 Sep 2013

click here 8970M is rank #15 and GTX 770M is rank #29 stating the AMD is much stronger.


  Knuutr 19:08 18 Sep 2013

Please ignore my previous post, I was reading 2 questions and posted my answer to the wrong one and cannot quickly find the way to delete this wrong answer

  orsta 13:43 24 Sep 2013

We have now replaced the motherboard, earlier than expected. My only point on contention is that I did not check the available USB points on the new motherboard.

I'm one short.

I could get over this by buying a PCI USB card like this click here, can I get an extension cable with male/female fittings to make up the difference in length between my spare internal USB cable and the above card.

Does this make sense?


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

HTC U12 Plus review: Hands-on

Best Android emulators for Mac

Comment utiliser l’Apple Store Éducation ?