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Old 06-21-2005, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can I use a case from around 1995 on a modern day rig?

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I recently went through my closet and found a bunch of older computer parts. In fact I am just need to spend $100 on parts and I can put together another computer. One of the parts that I want to use belonged to my old, old computer. A PII 233mhz, 64mb RAM computer. Its so old that it even has a Turbo button on the case. Its a smaller case. It stands vertically. Sorry I cannot provide much more information.

Anyways, will I be able to use this case on the computer I am thinking of making? I am just worried that the screw layout might have changed over the past 10 years.

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Old 06-21-2005, 02:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No it wont work because for one thats a P1 cpu and for 2 you cant use AT cases on ATX motherboards. sorry, i put thos ehtings together on a daily basis now and i can assure you it wont work.
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1995 they didn't have atx mobos, never knew that learn something new everyday.
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Err, thats what I was afraid of *sigh* oh well
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im not sure when the introduction of atx was. but assuming i read correctly and its not a misprint that says pII not PI and i do know that ATX was around before socket 7 and the PII were phased out. my PII is an atx m/b it has both connectors for either an atx or at psu with jumpers to select. basically look at the psu connector and see if its at or atx, at will have 2 side by side plugs to one set of pins where as atx will be just one connector
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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In 1995, the pII was not released.
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p II released in 1997
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It's most likely an AT case which WILL NOT work

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