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Old 01-02-2006, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so when i my new mobo in to ****y old dell, what happens with the bios and stuff, im doing a new xp install so ill reformat, but what about the new bios?
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You cannot simply move a new mobo into a dell PC, you also have to replace the case and power supply for most model's
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what about the new bios?
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oh yea, sorry i didnt fully explain, i got this dell, and im frpleacing the case, psu, mobo, and ram, so stripping it of everything dell......so what happens with the bios?
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All of your bios settings will be gone. The new mobo has a different bios (and problably better too).

You might need a new case, I don't know if they are standard atx. You will need a new power supply though.

Just to make sure I am refering to what you are thinking... The bios is just a layer between the hardware and operating system. It allows you to change certain settings like booting off a cd or overclocking (on some).
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i think DELL are standard ATX because i know Gateway Machines arnt
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i think DELL are standard ATX because i know Gateway Machines arnt
Depends on what model dell. Most use propietary motherboards and power supplies.
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