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

Sun Dec 28 21:18:29 UTC 2008
Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com>

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Tosh <toshlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> Lanny Marcus wrote:
>> they use Proprietary cases, motherboards and PSUs. >After the quote of about >> USD$238 for a new >motherboard, I think I have lost a lot of enthusiasm
>> for Dell. I'm sure others (HP for example) would >charge the same, for >> Proprietary parts.
>> <snip>
> not realy, i have an intel mobo in a hp case (the old >vectra series)
> running strong for about 7 years now

On one of our other Dell Dimension boxes, when the PSU died, on the
Dell USA Support Forum, I was told they use proprietary cable
connectors, between the PSU and MB.
I'm assuming that still applies to Dell Dimension boxes, but, maybe
not.... Not sure if the case and MB are standard either. Great that
your Intel MB is working in your HP case!
>>> consider getting a g33 based motherboard (intel dg33tl>or equivalent)>  with a low end core2 chip such as the>e2200, along with 2x1GB ddr2 533
>>> or whatever.     this would give you a system many>times faster than the
> for low budget look also at the BOXD945GCLF2 depending on where you live
> it might be hard to get

That's our problem. We live in South America and it is better to buy
what is available here, than to import from the states and hope it
works OK, because there's no warranty if I do that. Will check out the
reference you gave me. Thanks!