Dell dimension 5000 change of motherboard

  neil666 21:13 27 Sep 07

my motherboard went pop last week and I want a replacement. A replacement Dell unit is £120 can I just fit any motherboard in a Dell machine or are there machines built non standard?

  LABMAN 21:18 27 Sep 07

I know Dell use a lot of non standard parts in there PC's such as the power supply but I'm not sure if the motherboard is one of them.

Even if you manage to replace it you may find that your restore disc suppied by Dell won't install as it's not a Dell motherboard so you may have to budget for an OEM version of windows.

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