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Dell 8200 Dimension motherboard

by murman / June 9, 2004 6:45 AM PDT

My computer has a motherboard in it identified by Dell after about 2 weeks as a board number 1T751. This board supports a pent 4 proc and the 850 family of chipsets. Also Dells A09 bios version. I'm trying to get an Intel number to check the specs on this board to see if it'll support an upgrad from usb 1.1 to 2.0. Any Ideas?

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Re:Dell 8200 Dimension motherboard
by Merl Priester / June 9, 2004 6:53 AM PDT

All you need to do is add a USB 2.0 PCI card.

Windows SP1a will supply the drivers.

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Re:Re:Dell 8200 Dimension motherboard
by murman / June 10, 2004 10:09 PM PDT

Thanks Merl, Could I add the new card to an existing blank pci slot and leave the original board in place?

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Re:Dell 8200 Dimension motherboard
by Yew / June 9, 2004 10:49 PM PDT

USB2 is a completely different hardware specification, not just a simple software update. Unless you're handy enough with a soldering iron you think you can remove the USB 1.1 controller chips from the motherboard and replace them with 2.0 controller chips (which isn't guarenteed to work)... You'll need to add the PCI card already mentioned.

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Re:Re:Dell 8200 Dimension motherboard
by murman / June 10, 2004 10:12 PM PDT

Hey, so simply adding a card won't do it? I was under the impression that the chipset and board was capable, but didn't have the card (pci). You think this is a bad idea?

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Re:Dell 8200 Dimension motherboard
by TheKNOWLEDGE / June 10, 2004 10:32 PM PDT

if you open you computer check to see if you have any free pci slots (long white slot usally about 3/4 in total)these support additional device and when you purchase the usb2.0 interanl device card this is where yo install the device but luckly for you dell works in the same way as windows update it sends a cookie to yo computer and scans it and comes back to you with your pc identification and specks it called TAGing so go onto the dell site and to a check and tag your computer. Yo can also just in stall a usb card yourself it is esy enough.

TheKNOWLEDGE

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Re:Dell 8200 Dimension motherboard
by murman / June 11, 2004 12:20 AM PDT

Thanks, can I just install the new board or do I have to remove the old one first?

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Re:Dell 8200 Dimension motherboard
by rjmat / June 11, 2004 7:38 AM PDT

Are you aware of the Dell Community Forum? There would be users there with identical equipment as yours who may have done the same upgrade you are looking to do. Try it it's free.
Bob

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Re:Dell 8200 Dimension motherboard
by murman / June 11, 2004 8:15 AM PDT

Hello rjmat, yes I'm enrolled on the Dell forum also. Thanks Murman

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