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Posted 07 September 2006 - 05:53 PM

Have a dumb question...

A friend of mine has a Dell 2400... and the motherboard got hit by lightning... (motherboard fried) well, i dell wants 100 bucks for a new mother board...

I want know what barebones system can i get to just drop in his ram and hard drive in...

his ram is good
hard drive is good...
and pci cards are good...

the system chip sets is Intel 845GV

if i could get some info that would be great...

thanks again,


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Posted 10 September 2006 - 01:18 PM

How old is this Dell 2400 and what kind of RAM?

The hdd would be universal, although you would need to install a new retail version (or new OEM version) of Windows on it - the OEM license and op system preinstalled by Dell is not transferable when you replace the motherboard which Microsoft considers as a new computer and replacing the MB would trigger the need to authenticate if it is XP.

If you got the mb from Dell they might be able to get MS to authenticate XP for the new mb. They can and do accomplish that when they replace a mb under warranty. I'm not sure how it would be handled being that they are charging you for it.

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