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Old 08-10-2008, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dell Dimension 2300 Motherboard upgrade

I was wondering if these motherboards are compatible with my very old desktop (Dell Dimension 2300). Instead of tossing this one away, I'd like to know all the upgrade possibilities. Buying a new system is not an option for me, being that I recently purchased a brand new notebook.

These are the 2 motherboards I'm looking into:

1) Newegg.com - BIOSTAR P4M900M4 478 VIA P4M900 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

2) MSI 945GCM478-L Motherboard - Intel 945GC, Socket 478, MicroATX, Audio, Video, PCI Express 1.0, 10100 Ethernet LAN, USB 2.0, SATA at TigerDirect.com

I won't be the one installing these motherboards, an experienced person will.

Will these motherboards be compatible with the dell dimension 2300?

Thanks in advance.
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Default Re: Dell Dimension 2300 Motherboard upgrade

You would be better off getting a motherboard with socket LGA775 and getting a new CPU, like a Pentium dual core or a core 2 duo.
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Default Re: Dell Dimension 2300 Motherboard upgrade

Thanks for the reply.

Would that be compatible with this system?
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well if your case is ATX you should be fine but I don't know much about dells.

I only know about the dell GX1's from taking about 50 apart for a school class XD
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