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    Default Dell Dimension 2400

    Hey, my friend has one of these Dell 2400. He wants to upgrade to a new mobo so he can have AGP. It's a 2.4ghz. Any possibility that this is a socket 478? I checked the manual and that big ass stupid book didn't tell me!!!
    -Case - Aspire X-Dreamer (Silver)
    -Processor - P4 2.8C OC 3.26GHz
    -Motherboard - Chaintech S865PE Socket 478 Intel® Pentium 4 800MHz FSB Intel 865PE + ICH5
    -RAMs - pqi TURBO (2 x 1GB) DDR400 Dual Channel 2.5-3-2-5
    -Graphic Card - HIS ATI 512MB X1650 Pro
    -Hard Drive - Western Digital 7200rpm 8mb cache (250gb)
    -CD Drive - NEC DVD-RW ND-2510A

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    Default Re: Dell Dimension 2400

    It's a socket 478 alright but if you replace the mainboard with another that is not a Dell product then you'll also have to replace the PSU as Dell uses non-standard wiring setup from the PSU to the mainboard (it looks the similar to normal setups but it isn't).

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    Default Re: Dell Dimension 2400

    i KNOW THANKX, Learned that the hard way a few years back.
    -Case - Aspire X-Dreamer (Silver)
    -Processor - P4 2.8C OC 3.26GHz
    -Motherboard - Chaintech S865PE Socket 478 Intel® Pentium 4 800MHz FSB Intel 865PE + ICH5
    -RAMs - pqi TURBO (2 x 1GB) DDR400 Dual Channel 2.5-3-2-5
    -Graphic Card - HIS ATI 512MB X1650 Pro
    -Hard Drive - Western Digital 7200rpm 8mb cache (250gb)
    -CD Drive - NEC DVD-RW ND-2510A

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    Default Re: Dell Dimension 2400

    Not on all models actually, I have one of the exceptions to that and my Dell had a regular PSU like you'd find in any computer. I have a Dimension 4550 533mhz FSB.
    Intel Pentium 4 2.53GHZ 533FSB
    1024MB PC-3200 DDR-SDRAM
    Sapphire Radeon 9800PRO 128MB
    Foxconn 865-PE6LS Motherboard
    Western Digital WD400BB 40GB, Western Digital WD600BB 60GB Hard Drives
    POWTEC Demon 480W PSU
    Dell UltraSharp 18001FP 18" LCD Monitor
    Windows XP Professional SP2

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    Default Re: Dell Dimension 2400

    JD53887: Have you replaced the motherboard yet? Do you need to replace PSU also? If yes, what PSU you bought?

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    Default Re: Dell Dimension 2400

    I was googling for info on replacing the mobo on a 2400 and found this page. Same problem - no AGP slot, need graphics solution. jd, any word on how you solved it? what mobo, what psu (if any), problems encountered during installation?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Dell Dimension 2400

    one option is install a pci card in the slot next to the connectors which is on irq 10 i believe. i think there is, if i'm not mistaken, an option in the bios to disable the on- board video.

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    I've got a dell 2400 and am looking at upgrading the mobo. I'd like to keep the p4 (2.4) and pc3200 memory, but want an agp or pci express. What are my options? What are some good companies to buy from? What type of mobo do I have? What size is the mobo? What psu can fit and what company should I buy it from. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

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    Default Re: Dell Dimension 2400

    Well with a socket 478 you wil NOT find a PCI-E motherboard, so AGP is your only option there... I believe the 2400 is MicroATX form factor so your going to need a similar MicroATX motherboard. I am really not an Intell guy so I couldnet tell you much else sorry.
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    Default Re: Dell Dimension 2400

    hello,

    i too have a dell dimension 2400 , i have upgraded my video and ram , i now have 384 MB RAM and a CHAINTECH GeForce FX5200 with 256MB DDR RAM, that is the best card i could find for the price , when someone said that you have to put the card in the pci slot next to the connectors , what does that mean? does it maximize the capabilities or does it recieve more power. another question , how do i disable the onboard graphics in my BOIS , because i cant find it , plus it has this regulator that takes like 1 MB from my ram to help it , or i can choose 8 MB , what is this? its kinda vexing knowing that the RAM i bought isnt up to its potential. What i did do was i disabled and uninstalled the driver for it , so it no longer works , or thats what i think.

    Any Suggestions would be VERY helpful ,

    Thanks.

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