Dell Dimension 5200 Motherboard

October 1, 2010 at 06:45:41
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My Dell Dimension 5200's motherboard has gone kapoot and it's going to cost too much to ship the part over - would another Dell Dimension model (say a 2400) be compatible?

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#1
October 1, 2010 at 06:55:09
What do you mean by compatible? AS in can you use the motherboard from a different model in your chasis? Or would the completely new system be compatible with hardware that you are running? If the motherboard is the same socket and memory type, you can use your existing parts but you may have a problem loading the OS if your running XP but I've had good luck with Windows 7 loading after changing similar motherboards out on systems. If you need to replace CPU or RAM as well, your probably wasting your time, a few hundred dollars can get you a new, cheaper system with more power.

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#2
October 1, 2010 at 07:11:46
Dell doesn't list a Dimension 5200. Are you sure about that model number?

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#3
October 2, 2010 at 13:05:18
Quite right Jam - now that I look at it it's a 5150.

Jgutz - I just want to get it working again and I'm reliably informed that this means replacing the motherboard. I don't pretend to know what I'm talking about here. Basically it was not far out of it's warranty when problems started re powering it up. The light in the power button would just flash and after a random amount of time (that got longer and longer as time went on) there would be a click and a whirr internally and the power button would then work! Once it was on it was fine, no crashing or power failures - the problem was just getting it to turn on. Eventually it wouldn't come on now matter how long I waited so I put it in to a PC repair shop and afteb much testing I was told the motherboard had failed and needed replaced but there are no UK suppliers I can find (any suggestions?)

someone at work is selling their 2400 for much cheapness and I was just wondering if I could use his motherboard in my 5150.

Thanks for your advice &assistance!

G


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#4
October 2, 2010 at 13:07:57
And I should mention I'm in Scotland so when I say I can't find a supplier I mean a UK one!

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#5
October 2, 2010 at 16:32:35
no,not compatible, hard drive and ram from the 5150, won't work in the 2400 board, maybe other parts won't also.

larry


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#6
October 3, 2010 at 07:39:59
Bugger! Any ideas then?

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