hello alll , I have an older dell MB w/ this number ,. it is a 478 socket processr, I thnk it had a 2.6 Ghz in it . heat sink but no cpu fan,
it has 4 dimm slots for 184 pin ram,
3 PCI slots ,.an onbrd VGA port ,5 onbrd sound ports/plug conns
ps2 mse and keybrd conns,..4 onbrd usb prts,..1 onbrd lan port
2 IDE conns ,. 1 flppy
2 SAta conns,
I'm looking for front panel connection info to put this in a aftrmarket tower ,,.. any ideas ??? can't find much from dell
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That number is not the model of the motherboard. However, even if you knew the motherboard, Dell does not provide pinout information for the front panel connectors. In fact, putting a Dell motherboard in a non-Dell case is usually an exercise in futility.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
Look for the Dell part numbers. The Dimension 4600 also says E210882 This means some kind of UL Listing.
DS/N CN-0M3918-70821-48C-03R0 :C/O CN
DELL REV. A01
Manufacturer: Intel (OEM for Dell)
Dell Part#: M3918 DH682 Dimension 4700
Chipset: Intel D915 D915GOK 915G Express
Front Side Bus Speed: 800Mhz FSB
Supported CPUs: Intel Pentium 4 processor 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, or 570 with HT Technology - Intel P4 that runs at 2.8, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, and 3.8 GHz
Other Features: Hyper-Threading Technology Support
Supported Memory: 400-MHz (PC-3200) and 533-MHz (PC-4300) DDR2
The 4600 has standard pinouts for the USB and front panel, but a Soundblaster-type connector for the front audio. The main problem with using it in a third party case is the proprietary heatsink that is designed to be cooled by the chassis fan, with the airflow directed via a plastic shroud that clips to be back of the chassis. I'm not sure how this could be retrofitted to a non-Dell case.
One or two "custom PC" sites sold Soundblaster-to-AC97 adapter cables, but I'm not sure if they're still available.