How to identify GX280 Motherboard model number

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How to identify GX280 Motherboard model number

  • Is there a way to identify the model number by the numbers on the corner of a GX280 Motherboard?

    For example a motherboard with CN-0U1325-?????-???-???? on the corner opposite the PCI slots,
    can that be used to determine the model? If not, how can I determine which model motherboard I have?
    Thanks.
    -Tony

    Message Edited by os2tony on 03-19-2006 04:11 PM

  • If you want to id your mobo you can do a few things.

    First, I'd recommend going into your Dell account and go to Support. Then instead of drivers and downloads select Original System Configuration and enter in your service tag. This will bring up the information about your system when it originally shipped and tells you all the parts and in some cases the part numbers.

    You can also grab the Optiplex Part Guide Excel worksheet from WarrantyParts Direct if you have an account and such.

    Can I ask what you need the model number for? If you need a part you can give Dell your service tag and they will automatically select the proper part for you.
  • I'm looking at purchasing a MOBO for a spare case I have.

    What I really would like is a list of MOBO models that are for the GX280's. This will help identify my options.

    I have a account on Dell's Premier site have not been able to locate any info as such.

    Thanks.

    Tony


  • os2tony wrote:
    Is there a way to identify the model number by the numbers on the corner of a GX280 Motherboard?

    For example a motherboard with CN-0U1325-?????-???-???? on the corner opposite the PCI slots,
    can that be used to determine the model? If not, how can I determine which model motherboard I have?
    Thanks.
    -Tony

    Message Edited by os2tony on 03-19-2006 04:11 PM


    The number you reference is GX270 not GX280.

    IGnore the CN- and the Zero and the next few chars are the dell part number.

    Notes: PWA,PLN,GX270,DT,DELL,TSMT
    Compatible Models for Dell DP/N U1325, 000U1325

    The GX280 has 5 Models.

    Microscopic, Itty Bitty, Tiny, Small, Medium, and Large

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx280/en/ug/index.htm

    That says to me that there are 3 to 5 different versions at a minimum I only know 1 model Number

    Small Form-Factor Computer   DP/N H5354, 0H5354 OptiPlex GX280 SFF
    Small Desktop Computer 
    Desktop Computer 
    Small Mini-Tower Computer   Code name Neo
    Mini-Tower Computer             Code name Smith

     


     

     

    Message Edited by SpeedStep on 03-24-2006 08:15 PM

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  • Thank you for the info on ignoring the CN-0.
    You are correct that number I referenced is a GX270.

    Thanks for the link on the 5 models of Optiplex looking at the various System boards for
    each of them it appears that there is no MOBO that is made for all models.

    So I guess I need to determine which of the following; G5611, Y5638, U4100 and K5146
    would fit in the GX280 SMT case I have.
    Thanks again!
  • I am guessing based on what the board looks like that the
    DELL G5611 OPTIPLEX GX280 LOGIC BOARD is the SMT VERSION

    This is based on looking at pictures of boards on places like EBAY.

    The SMT is what I refer to as the DELL SKYDIVE CHASSIS.
    Its the same for GX150,GX240,260,270,280. The motherboard tray, the way it mounts, the holes
    etc look correct to me.

    Other sites refer me to DELL OPTIPLEX GX280 MOTHERBOARD G5611, Y5638 K5146 G5611 U4100
    So it may be that the boards all fit onto the same tray.

    I HAVE NO IDEA FOR SURE AND IVE ONLY SEEN THE G5611 you look for the one that has an X16 slot and 3 PCI SLOTS.

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  • I don't think the tray for 270's and 280's are the same in SFF as the 280 CPU Fan "holder" is screw-ed into the tray and needs to be removed before the mobo will come out.

    Also, I was under the impression that Dell Mobo's cannot be put in alternate cases due to the tray's.
  • BTW, it's ridiculous that the word "Screw-ed" is banned from posts as computer have screws in them and screw-ed is a normal action...talk about big bro ;)
  • The SX270 shoebox is not a GX270

    The SX270 and SX280 shoebox design is the worst dell ever made. Its not repairable or upgradeable.

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  • Any confirmation on this motherboard info if it for a for a GX280 SMT (Small Mini tower)
    U4100 Motherboard LGA775 775 P4

    I would like to locate a cross reference if there's such a thing for Dell Mobo.

    Thanks to everyone for your valuable input!