jd359
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Is the Dell Dimension 4600 Motherboard Proprietary

Hi,  I've heard that as of 2003 Dell no longer makes proprietary parts but I've also heard that they do.  Its hard to find a clear answer.  I'm thinking of moving my Dell mobo and psu to a new case so I would like to know what parts on the mobo are proprietary if any.  Thanks.

 

Dell Dimension 4600 with Intel board,  AGP8X P4ht

4G Max Ram

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Re: Is the Dell Dimension 4600 Motherboard Proprietary

jd359,

You will have to modify the 3rd party case (screw holes, back panel i/o holes) to get those parts to fit.

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jd359
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Re: Is the Dell Dimension 4600 Motherboard Proprietary

What about the front panel power switch and HDD leds?  What about the front audio and usb?  I guess I need to know what connections specifically on the mother board are proprietary.  I wanted to install a 3.5 inch all in one card reader and it has usb, audio connections that I will need to wire.  Thanks for the help.

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Re: Is the Dell Dimension 4600 Motherboard Proprietary

The board is standard micro - ATX in its mountin points and uses a standard ATX12V power connector. Everything eles - the heatsink unit, back panel, front panel harness and other front panel connections - is proprietary.

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