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dmlopes
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Upgrade in motherboard Dimension 5150/E510

I wonder if you have a new motherboard where I can upgrade a Dimension 5150/E510? Dell declined to.

 

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shesagordie
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Re: Upgrade in motherboard Dimension 5150/E510

I wonder if you have a new motherboard where I can upgrade a Dimension 5150/E510? Dell declined to.

 

dmlopes 

You could install a Dimension e520 motherboard, that would be compatible with the e510/5150 BTX case.

Bev.

 


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dmlopes
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Re: Upgrade in motherboard Dimension 5150/E510

Maybe not another Dell, because that motherboards are very hard to find.

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shesagordie
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Re: Upgrade in motherboard Dimension 5150/E510

dmlopes 

There are no third party BTX motherboards available that would fit into Dell's e510 BTX case, plus when a non-Dell motherboard is used a new OEM, or retail copy of windows is required, as Dell's OEM copies are tied to their BIOS and cannot be activated.

Bev.

 


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dmlopes
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Re: Upgrade in motherboard Dimension 5150/E510

I really would not use Windows, I just wanted a motherboard that was easy to find and that could put the office of Dell. A motherboard I've seen is the GATEWAY 4006153R  http://support.gateway.com/s / MOTHERBD/Intel2/4006153R/4006153Rsp2.shtml or Intel DG965MQnão know if it pays off and is easy to find here in Brazil.

Thank You

Daniel

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fireberd
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Re: Upgrade in motherboard Dimension 5150/E510

I have an E510. 

As Bev has mentioned, ONLY another Dell BTX motherboard will fit and work.  If you use an E520 motherboard then you will have to change the optical drives from the current PATA to SATA as the E520 does not support PATA. 

In addition, Dell uses a proprietary and undocumented front panel connection and ONLY another E510 motherboard will properly pin out with the E510's front panel connection as Dell's proprietary connector is not wired the same in all models. There is no guarantee that a different Dell board such as an E520 board is 100% compatible with the E510's front panel wiring.  Most of the Gateway's I've seen use standard ATX type front panel interface connections (even in their BTX case models).

If you want to use a different motherboard, you will also have to buy a new case/power supply/CPU and CPU heatsink assembly and a Retail copy of Windows and maybe new memory as the speed of the existing will probably be slower than then new CPU's bus speed.  The case and power supply is not a major expense when upgrading and that will allow you to use whatever ATX motherboard you want.

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dmlopes
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Re: Upgrade in motherboard Dimension 5150/E510

Hi

You see this link:

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Intel2/4006153R/4006153Rnv.shtml

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Intel2/4006153R/4006153Rsp2.shtml

 

Specifications
Part Number: 4006153RIntel (Love Valley G) G965 Viiv Motherboard

 

Following are the specifications for the Intel® (Love Valley G) G965 Viiv™ motherboard.

 

FeatureSpecification
Form Factor uBTX 10.4 × 10.5 inches

Thanks

 

Daniel

 

 

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fireberd
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Re: Upgrade in motherboard Dimension 5150/E510

The motherboard may be a BTX.  How are you going to connect it to the Dell proprietary and undocumented front panel connector?  The Dell connector is not the same as what Gateway, Intel, HP, Acer, etc use. 

Another issue is a non-Dell BTX motherboard may not physically fit without mechanical modifications to the case as many Dell motherboards are also a custom physical size. And finally Dell uses custom motherboard mounting hold locations on many of their boards.

Obviously our recommendations that it won't work do not matter.

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Dell Inspiron 15 - 5577 Laptop

Home Built Desktop PC with ASUS Z170, i7 6700K CPU

Windows 10 64 bit Pro and Windows 10 Insider Program Beta Versions. SSD drives.  Studio One 3 Recordng Studio Software.

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Netwerx
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Re: Upgrade in motherboard Dimension 5150/E510

Perhaps not listening.  Smiley Happy   Would an E521 motherboard work in a 5150 case?  I know it takes an AMD processor but they are cheap.

By the way, thanks Bev.  I've been reading your helpful and patient remarks for a long time on these forums.

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shesagordie
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Re: Upgrade in motherboard Dimension 5150/E510

 Netwerx 

Yes, it should, but the e521 does not support any IDE drives, only SATA drives.

Bev.

 


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