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by codeyronnie / May 4, 2017 6:42 AM PDT

Hi everyone,
We have an old desktop computer, we do not know what the case is as there is no manufacturers name on it, but when I used the dxdiag, it came up System manufacturer - American megatrends inc. system model No. K7S41. AMD Athlon (tm)XP 1.1GHz. Memory 448mb. direct version - DirectX 11.
We obviously have more up to date laptops, but I would like to (as a hobby) put another motherboard in, to upgrade the CPU, RAM and maybe an SSD.
My question is, what size motherboard would the tower hold?, I would like at least 4gb RAM. I think it is a rock?
Thanks very much for any help and advice.
Codey

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This is an area where
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2017 7:01 AM PDT
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Mobo
by Bob__B / May 4, 2017 10:09 AM PDT
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Looks like a micro atx mobo.
If you stick to that size there's a good chance it will fit.

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motherboard
by codeyronnie / May 6, 2017 12:16 PM PDT
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Thanks a lot Bob, can I use for instance dell motherboard?
Codey.

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Yes....but
by Bob__B / May 6, 2017 2:43 PM PDT
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Dell writes their own bios, it can be a bit limiting as to the bios options.

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