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Questions about Replacing XPS 8100 Motherboard

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So a while ago I might have damaged my memory slots somehow when upgrading memory (see post below), now I'm thinking about replacing the

motherboard myself as it seems to be the only option.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19425156/20015671.aspx#20015671

However, when I talked to dell representative, they gave me a quote of $250 for the motherboard, which is too expensive for me. I checked online but did not find anything matching the exact part number ( PG8TD). I did find people selling other Dell XPS8100 motherboards but with different part numbers.

Would these third party motherboards work in my circumstance? Also, if I am to do the replacement myself, is a fresh reinstall/reactivation of the windows 7 operating system required?

Thank you so much!

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  • Hi arguer,
    I have checked the details of the PG8TD part number and it is listed as motherboard service kit, Studio XPS 8100, Foxconn, for screw-type heat-sink.
    The second part number is F0HMC which is listed as motherboard & heat-sink service kit, Studio XPS 8100, Foxconn, for push-pin heat-sink.
    The Studio XPS 8100 was shipped with a Intel H57 chipset.
    Please remember about the above mentioned specifications before you make a purchase.
    
    
    
    

    Thanks and Regards
    Satya P
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  • Thanks Satya! Does this work though? It is sold on Amazon by Dell and it is said to be compatible with XPS 8100...

    www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1

  • Hi arguer,

    The above mentioned part number will work with the Studio XPS 8100. Please be informed mother board is considered a technician replaceable unit and may not be easy for you to install it yourself.

    Windows 7 need to be re-installed or re-activated.

    Studio XPS 8100 System Manual link:

    support.dell.com/.../index.htm

    Thanks and Regards
    Satya P
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