Solved New motherboard in old box

April 5, 2017 at 20:00:47
Specs: Windows 10
I myself have a similar problem,I was running a Compaq Evo 510 convertible.This case fit just fine in my stand laying on its side running xp.When Microsoft discontinued support fore xp ,I purshished a Hp slim line running win 7.The hard drivequit working,i replaced it when power was turned on it shorted out,not worth putting any more money into.I am trying to find out why a new motherboard will not fit in the Compaq.Or another atx case that is a horizontal.Thank you

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#1
April 5, 2017 at 20:55:48
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April 6, 2017 at 03:19:50
Case internal architecture does change over time...; including the actual size of the case itself... Possibly you have hit that situation with your Compaq?

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April 6, 2017 at 15:26:04
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You really haven't provided enough info but if the HDD "shorted out", it's most likely because of something you did when replacing it. Personally, I'm not a fan of slimline or small form factor systems because they generally have limited upgrade options and/or require proprietary hardware. The EVO D510 CMT is pretty outdated - DDR1 RAM, AGP graphics, IDE drives. HP made a lot of "slimline" systems so we would need to know the model number.

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#4
April 6, 2017 at 20:54:27
Another problem with old cases is the front connectors. Your USB connectors are probably USB1.1 variety where USB 2.0 is not really enough for the front for external portable drives, etc. (assuming actually fits). There are inexpensive cases and those on special all the time, look for something between $25-50.

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April 25, 2017 at 12:24:26
The reason I was trying to find out why I could not use the Compaq case is I can not find another horizontal case that has enough room.No one ever says why a older case can not be updated, the only thing I can see is the stand off positions that might keep me from using the Compaq 510 EVO convertible case. I would think that the stand off positions could be changed to match positions of the new up to date mother board, this case has plenty of room in it.

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April 25, 2017 at 12:47:40
It is sometimes that the stand off positions are different; and sometimes one can correct that. Either there will be suitable predrilled or stamped/designated alternative locations for the stand offs; or else one might be able to drill and reposition some now locations?

The other issue is the location (on the backplate) on the original holes/reveals for assorted ports; those built onto the new/more recent motherboards don't always match up... Frequently they are not easily accommodated...; thus the back plate area is likely the major stumbling block overall?


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