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tilyardinit
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Will this ATX motherboard fit my componments - look inside.

this motherboard - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gigabyte-775-Intel-GA-EP41-UD3L-DDR2-PCI-E-New-ATX_W0QQitemZ300535596112QQcate...

I'm transfering from a Dell optiplex 760 BTX? motherboard.

I've got a intel core duo e8400 3.0

500gb HDD

and 4GB ram with windows 7.

 

Will I be able to transfer the above to the ATX motherboard? thanks.

I'll buy now if so Smiley Very Happy

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Davet50
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Re: Will this ATX motherboard fit my componments - look inside.

See HERE for CPU list.  Remember this is and ATX board and will not fit inot a BTX case. So you will also need a case.  You will also need a Power supply and a new copy of windows. You cannot install the Dell windows on a non Dell motherboard. 

As for you memory it must be DDR2 type memory.

If your current HD is a SATA drive it will work. But you will need to do a fresh install of windows do to the vast differences between the two motherboards.

 

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tilyardinit
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Re: Will this ATX motherboard fit my componments - look inside.

See HERE for CPU list.  Remember this is and ATX board and will not fit inot a BTX case. So you will also need a case.  You will also need a Power supply and a new copy of windows. You cannot install the Dell windows on a non Dell motherboard. 

As for you memory it must be DDR2 type memory.

If your current HD is a SATA drive it will work. But you will need to do a fresh install of windows do to the vast differences between the two motherboards.

 

 

Hi thank you for the reply.

Yeah I will be putting this motherboard into a ATX case with a ATX powersupply.

IF you click the link, you will see the motherboards specs, it's an ebay item.

If you go through the list of the items specs, can you confirm for me it will fit?

 

And what do you mean new windows? I have windows 7. Lol, probley a dumb comment from me there...But I can get what ever is needed.

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tilyardinit
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Re: Will this ATX motherboard fit my componments - look inside.

Here are the specs, for the motherboard. I think it uses DDR2
CPU

  1. Rev 1.2 Gigabyte GA-EP41-UD3l 
  1. Backplate Included, Drivers Included, Manual Included

  1. Support for an Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processor/ Intel® Core™ 
  1.  Quad processor/Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor/ Intel® Pentium® processor/Intel® Celeron®processor in the LGA775 package 
  1. (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.)
    1. L2 cache varies with CPU
Front Side Bus
  1. 1333/1066/800 MHz FSB

Chipset
  1. North Bridge: Intel® G41 Express Chipset
    1. South Bridge: Intel® ICH7
Memory
  1. 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory
  1. Dual channel memory architecture
  1. Support for DDR2 1066(OC)/800/667 MHz memory
  1. modules
  1. (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest memory support list.)
* Because of Intel chipset limitation, please use single-side memory module if four memory modules are to be installed. Audio
  1. Realtek ALC888 codec
  1. High Definition Audio
  1. 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  1. Support for S/PDIF In/Out
    1. Support for CD In
LAN
  1. RTL8111C/D(L) chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Expansion Slots
    1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
  1. 3 x PCI Express x1 slots
    1. 3 x PCI slots
Storage InterfaceSouth Bridge:
  1. 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
    1. 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices
iTE IT8718 chip:
  1. 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive

USB
  1. Integrated in the South Bridge
    1. Up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)
Internal I/O Connectors
    1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  1. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  1. 1 x floppy disk drive connector
  1. 1 x IDE connector
  1. 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
  1. 1 x CPU fan header
  1. 2 x system fan headers
  1. 1 x power fan header
  1. 1 x front panel header
  1. 1 x front panel audio header
  1. 1 x CD In connector
  1. 1 x S/PDIF In header
  1. 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  1. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  1. 1 x power LED header
  1. 1 x chassis intrusion header
    1. 1 x clearing CMOS jumper
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
  1. 1 x PS/2 mouse port
  1. 1 x parallel port
  1. 1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
  1. 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  1. 1 x serial port
  1. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  1. 1 x RJ-45 port
    1. 6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/ Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
I/O Controller
  1. iTE IT8718 chip

H/W Monitoring
  1. System voltage detection
  1. CPU/System temperature detection
  1. CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
  1. CPU overheating warning
  1. CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
    1. CPU/System fan speed control
BIOS
  1. 2 x 8 Mbit flash
Form Factorrev
  1. ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 21.0cm
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tilyardinit
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Re: Will this ATX motherboard fit my componments - look inside.

Sorry I mean can you see if the motherboard is ok for the componments.

 

Intel duo prosessor e8400 3.0 - I can't find my socket, for this and I'm trying to find out.

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Davet50
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Re: Will this ATX motherboard fit my componments - look inside.

the e800 is a 775 socket its on the list on the link i sent.  If your putting this in a Dell case you will still need to modify the case maybe extensively. Dell cases and motherboards are very proprietary and you generally cannot just plop in a third party motherboard.

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shesagordie
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Re: Will this ATX motherboard fit my componments - look inside.

 Hi thank you for the reply.

Yeah I will be putting this motherboard into a ATX case with a ATX powersupply.

IF you click the link, you will see the motherboards specs, it's an ebay item.

If you go through the list of the items specs, can you confirm for me it will fit?

 And what do you mean new windows? I have windows 7. Lol, probley a dumb comment from me there...But I can get what ever is needed.

tilyardinit 

Adding to Davet50's excellent posts, as you are using both an ATX motherboard and case, you would need a standard ATX heatsink, the Dell Optiplex 760 Desktop's heatsink is a proprietary unit.

Both the 760 Deaktop and the Gigabyte 775 Intel GA-EP41-UD3L DDR2 PCI-E New ATX motherboard support DDR2 RAM, this should be compatible, but unfortunately you cannot be certain of this, until the RAM is installed on the Gigabyte motherboard.

As for Windows 7, is this is a Dell OEM copy, as Davet50 has already pointed out, it may not activate.

 If it's a retail copy, then you probably would need to contact Microsoft to activate.

The 760 Desktop's SATA hard drive/s and the optical drive should be compatible.

Bev.

 

 

 


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tilyardinit
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Re: Will this ATX motherboard fit my componments - look inside.

Hi bev and dave.

 

[quote user="tilyardinit"]

 Hi thank you for the reply.

Yeah I will be putting this motherboard into a ATX case with a ATX powersupply.

IF you click the link, you will see the motherboards specs, it's an ebay item.

If you go through the list of the items specs, can you confirm for me it will fit?

 And what do you mean new windows? I have windows 7. Lol, probley a dumb comment from me there...But I can get what ever is needed.

 

tilyardinit 

Adding to Davet50's excellent posts, as you are using both an ATX motherboard and case, you would need a standard ATX heatsink, the Dell Optiplex 760 Desktop's heatsink is a proprietary unit.

Both the 760 Deaktop and the Gigabyte 775 Intel GA-EP41-UD3L DDR2 PCI-E New ATX motherboard support DDR2 RAM, this should be compatible, but unfortunately you cannot be certain of this, until the RAM is installed on the Gigabyte motherboard.

As for Windows 7, is this is a Dell OEM copy, as Davet50 has already pointed out, it may not activate.

 If it's a retail copy, then you probably would need to contact Microsoft to activate.

The 760 Desktop's SATA hard drive/s and the optical drive should be compatible.

Bev.

 

 

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To daves comment: I'm going to be putting the new ATX motherboard, into the new ATX case I've just brought. It came with a free 500W PSU also, got them both for 35.00.

My stepdad, is a technition, but he ain't here. Spoke to him on the phone and he said that he will swap the prosessors and said he'll do the heat sink. So i think that part is ok.

My windows 7 is...off a retail disc. My stepdad also gonna supply this and a activation code. So it ain't just for the dell.

I won't carry on, but everything you have both said as really helped.

And everything you have both pointed out - I've basically got it all ready. So it will be here sometimes next week tuesday/wednsday.

I will now buy my HD 4850 ATI CARDSmiley Very Happy (I hope this fits!) PCI.

 

thank you both for the help over the past 1-2 days.

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shesagordie
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tilyardinit 

Good luck with the upgrade and I sincerely hope everything works out.

Bev.

 


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