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RE: Question about replacing Inspiron 530 MOBO

Regards to installing a non-Dell motherboard, probably best to use a Dell specification motherboard, as the BIOS will accept Dell OEM software, eg operating systems, plus it will match the Dell chassis front panel wiring connectors.

The problem is not front panel wiring connectors: it is a fixed IO shield stamped into the rear of the chassis. To install a non-Dell motherboard in a 530 chassis means cutting out an IO shield opening with tinsnips or other tools.

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