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Old 04-06-2004, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering, would the front panel connector be different for a P3 and P4 motherboard? I noticed that the p3 had 2x9 pins while the p4 has 2x10. The wiring must be different then, but if I got a p4 motherboard, would I have to get a new case too? I have an ATX case for my p3 and it has wires that connect form the case to the MB are for: power LED, Power swtich, speaker, HDD LED, and reset button. If I order this more modern MB (, will it allow me to connect these wires to motherboard? Or must I buy a new case?
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Old 04-07-2004, 10:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You shouldn't need to buy a new case. The mobo you're looking at has an ATX form factor, and your current case is ATX. The connectors from the front of the case (power, reset, hard drive, etc) will still hook up on your new mobo. You'll have to read the instructions on your new mobo to find out where they need to hook up exactly, though.
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