I have old Dimension 4600 having E210882 motherboard and AA label says C23438-404. The board has been dead and I am going to replace it. But on eBay I could find few mobos with C23438-502 or C23438-500. Are they valid replacement? What is difference?
Those are not Dell part numbers so I cannot speak to them. The Dell motherboard part numbers for the 13 year old Dimension 4600 are =
HY008, Northwood CPUs
XM970, Prescott CPUs
But finding them on the internet may be an issue.
E210882 is a UL Listing not a motherboard part number. Nor are they DELL part numbers.
My MB has CN-0N2828-48111-3AT-xxxx and AA C23438-404 Rev A01.
Candidate MB has CN-0N2828-4811-3AG-03M3 and AA C23438-403 Rev A01.
Is it good candidate?
Yes, the N2828 - has integrated graphics, works with or without the AGP graphics card.
Personally I would buy the F4491 motherboard, because it will support up to a 3.4Ghz Northwood or Prescott processor and has integrated graphics
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