[CentOS] OT: (a) Biostar or MSI mainboard? (b) all Celeron CPU's OK?

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 23:32:35 UTC 2008


On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 6:19 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> And, I believe, in the Dell Dimensions, we have 4 of them, they use
>> Proprietary cases, motherboards and PSUs.
>
> not since the 90s, anyways.  at one time, Dell >dimensions used PSUs with
> two wires swapped on the power connector, but they >haven't done this in
> a long long time.   Their P4 and newer tower systems >should hold any
> standard ATX board of the right general size (micro vs >mini vs full
> sized, depending on the specific chassis).      Dell does
> passive heatsinks powered by 120mm case fans and >shrouds, this obviously
> won't work if the CPU on the replacement motherboard >is in a different
> place, but the shroud can be removed, the case fan >reversed to exhaust,
> and a conventional heatsink/fan cpu cooler used >instead.

John: Everything you wrote was very interesting to me! This box was
shipped on 1/6/2005, according to the Dell web site. That may give me
some other options. Hoping to take it in (about a 90 minute trip) to
the man in Cali on the 5th or 6th of January. He spends his days
fixing motherboards. He also can take a look at the PSU, which I
suspect may also have issues. The city of Cali celebrates "Feria"
(fair) between Xmas and New Years and a lot of places are closed or
close at Noon. Thank you and Happy New Year to you and your family!
Lanny


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