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Suggest a Motherboard?

by eruptionjoojo / March 28, 2013 11:03 PM PDT

Hello all,

I'm looking for a desktop motherboard for my DELL INSPIRON 530 Desktop which has a Foxconn G33M02 motherboard by default. Since the motherboard has gone bad i'm looking forward to swap it with a new one. My current specifications are :-
Ram :
2GB DDR2 800 Mhz
512MB + 512 MB DDR2 667Mhz
My current motherboard i.e. Foxconn G33M02 has 4 ram slots, out of which currently 3 are occupied.
Hard disk:
160GB SATA HDD
Processor:
Intel Pentium Dual core E2160(1.80 Ghz)
DVD Drive:
"2" - SATA DVD Drives
1 Chasis Fan
1 Processor Fan
LGA 775 Socket
300 Watt SMPS
2xPCI Slots(1 Slot occupied by IEEE Firewire 1394 card & the other by TV Tuner Card)
1 PCIe 1x Slot
1 PCIe 16x Slot
1 Flexbay drive for Media card reader
You may have the complete details from the link provided below :-

http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-530_owner%27s%20manual_en-us.pdf?c=in&l=en&cs=&s=gen

I'm be willing to buy a motherboard with same specification (of any brand) and within the price range of INR 5000 or US $100. I had an option to buy the motherboard which i had by default but couldn't find it at the aforesaid price.
By the way i'm from India.

Thanks in advance to who so ever replies.

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by bob b / March 29, 2013 1:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Suggest a Motherboard?

Assuming your running the Dell supplied OS.
If you change that mobo there is a good chance Msft will get upset.
That means you get to buy a new OS.

Contact Dell.....see if they can send you an exact replacement.
Install it........fingers crossed that Msft does note notice the difference.

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Thanks a lot for your prompt reply bob b ............
by eruptionjoojo / April 5, 2013 3:18 PM PDT
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Thanks a lot for your reply bob b ............. but unfortunately the issue which i face is that DELL only sells 1 year warranty with this model in India and not spare parts. The warranty costs around INR 12,000/- i.e. about $240 which is the problem as i don't have that much of a budget.

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