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XPS D233 saved by the bell?

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...dead ringer? This dinosoar was donated to me. Is it still a viable PC for a youth or... ready for the village recycle bins? It is operational. Is the case a candidate for a non Dell m/ATX ATX board? I have an Xion 450w psu (ATX) & some ddr3 sdram & an Intel E8500cpu w/ sink & fan (new) & 5 pci cards (gpu,24bit Blaster, etc) from an ASUS A7A266. Please, help! Strength w/  computers has always been one of my weaknesses. Thank You.

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  • The Dell Dimension XPS D233 is a pretty old PC and I wouldn't recommend putting anything higher than Windows XP on it (which is an unsupported OS) and you could use it for a retro gaming computer.

    I would also recommend maxing out the RAM and CPU if you can.

    Searching on websites I found that the XPD D233 accepts up to a max of 384 MB of PC66 (66MHz) RAM.

    The max CPU you can install in this system is a 500 MHz Intel Pentium 2 (the socket used is SLOT 1).

     

     

    My Dell PCs:

    Dell Dimension 2400 (Intel P4 2.53GHz, 2GB DDR, 40GB HDD, Win XP Home)

    Dell Dimension 2400 motherboard in custom case (Intel P4 2.66GHz, 2GB DDR, 250GB HDD, Win XP Pro)

    Dell Precision 690 (Intel Xeon DP 5060 3.2GHz, EVGA GeForce 9500 GT, 14GB FB-DDR2, 160GB HDD, Windows 10 Pro)

    Dell Optiplex 755 (Intel C2D 3.00GHz, 4GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, Win 7 Ultimate 64bit)

    Dell Optiplex GX110 (Intel P3 533MHz, ATi Rage IIC, 512MB SDRAM, 80GB HDD, Windows 2000 Pro)

  • I believe an ATX or MATX board will fit in the case nicely. 

  • Asdfguy86

    Judging from pictures I have seen of the inside of the computer, an ATX or Micro ATX motherboard should fit in the case.

    Right! It's roomy inside. I have (2) Opti 390 boards (free) for use in the XPS D233 & a DIM 2400 tower. Someone in this forum, a fella installed a diff brand board in his 2400.   I'm sure they wiil fit. They are H61 chipset (SATA2). I have a XION 450w ATX PSU, (free) but weary of connecting...some DELL boards around 1995-2000 will plug into non-Dell psu, but are wired different internally...so I've read. Front & rear I/O panels, case fan wiring are not a big concern. SATA2 is OK for home use if you're not gaming and your internet connection is at least 25M...right? The 2400 was a V-8 at 25M w/ Comcast. I switched to the "starter" pkg (6M burst) and WOW! what a difference. Thanks for your response, ASDF. I am obliged.

  • No problem dellcom6! And I have heard about using different board in Dimension 2400 cases as well. The Dimension 2400's motherboard size is Micro ATX so if you are going to replace the board in a Dim 2400, make sure it is Micro ATX.

    Anyway, pleased to have helped you!

     

     

    My Dell PCs:

    Dell Dimension 2400 (Intel P4 2.53GHz, 2GB DDR, 40GB HDD, Win XP Home)

    Dell Dimension 2400 motherboard in custom case (Intel P4 2.66GHz, 2GB DDR, 250GB HDD, Win XP Pro)

    Dell Precision 690 (Intel Xeon DP 5060 3.2GHz, EVGA GeForce 9500 GT, 14GB FB-DDR2, 160GB HDD, Windows 10 Pro)

    Dell Optiplex 755 (Intel C2D 3.00GHz, 4GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, Win 7 Ultimate 64bit)

    Dell Optiplex GX110 (Intel P3 533MHz, ATi Rage IIC, 512MB SDRAM, 80GB HDD, Windows 2000 Pro)

  • The D233 case is even larger than the 2400. Thanks again.

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  • The Dell Dimension XPS D233 is a pretty old PC and I wouldn't recommend putting anything higher than Windows XP on it (which is an unsupported OS) and you could use it for a retro gaming computer.

    I would also recommend maxing out the RAM and CPU if you can.

    Searching on websites I found that the XPD D233 accepts up to a max of 384 MB of PC66 (66MHz) RAM.

    The max CPU you can install in this system is a 500 MHz Intel Pentium 2 (the socket used is SLOT 1).

     

     

    My Dell PCs:

    Dell Dimension 2400 (Intel P4 2.53GHz, 2GB DDR, 40GB HDD, Win XP Home)

    Dell Dimension 2400 motherboard in custom case (Intel P4 2.66GHz, 2GB DDR, 250GB HDD, Win XP Pro)

    Dell Precision 690 (Intel Xeon DP 5060 3.2GHz, EVGA GeForce 9500 GT, 14GB FB-DDR2, 160GB HDD, Windows 10 Pro)

    Dell Optiplex 755 (Intel C2D 3.00GHz, 4GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, Win 7 Ultimate 64bit)

    Dell Optiplex GX110 (Intel P3 533MHz, ATi Rage IIC, 512MB SDRAM, 80GB HDD, Windows 2000 Pro)

  • I believe an ATX or MATX board will fit in the case nicely. 

  • Judging from pictures I have seen of the inside of the computer, an ATX or Micro ATX motherboard should fit in the case.

     

     

    My Dell PCs:

    Dell Dimension 2400 (Intel P4 2.53GHz, 2GB DDR, 40GB HDD, Win XP Home)

    Dell Dimension 2400 motherboard in custom case (Intel P4 2.66GHz, 2GB DDR, 250GB HDD, Win XP Pro)

    Dell Precision 690 (Intel Xeon DP 5060 3.2GHz, EVGA GeForce 9500 GT, 14GB FB-DDR2, 160GB HDD, Windows 10 Pro)

    Dell Optiplex 755 (Intel C2D 3.00GHz, 4GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, Win 7 Ultimate 64bit)

    Dell Optiplex GX110 (Intel P3 533MHz, ATi Rage IIC, 512MB SDRAM, 80GB HDD, Windows 2000 Pro)

  • Asdfguy86

    Judging from pictures I have seen of the inside of the computer, an ATX or Micro ATX motherboard should fit in the case.

    Right! It's roomy inside. I have (2) Opti 390 boards (free) for use in the XPS D233 & a DIM 2400 tower. Someone in this forum, a fella installed a diff brand board in his 2400.   I'm sure they wiil fit. They are H61 chipset (SATA2). I have a XION 450w ATX PSU, (free) but weary of connecting...some DELL boards around 1995-2000 will plug into non-Dell psu, but are wired different internally...so I've read. Front & rear I/O panels, case fan wiring are not a big concern. SATA2 is OK for home use if you're not gaming and your internet connection is at least 25M...right? The 2400 was a V-8 at 25M w/ Comcast. I switched to the "starter" pkg (6M burst) and WOW! what a difference. Thanks for your response, ASDF. I am obliged.

  • No problem dellcom6! And I have heard about using different board in Dimension 2400 cases as well. The Dimension 2400's motherboard size is Micro ATX so if you are going to replace the board in a Dim 2400, make sure it is Micro ATX.

    Anyway, pleased to have helped you!

     

     

    My Dell PCs:

    Dell Dimension 2400 (Intel P4 2.53GHz, 2GB DDR, 40GB HDD, Win XP Home)

    Dell Dimension 2400 motherboard in custom case (Intel P4 2.66GHz, 2GB DDR, 250GB HDD, Win XP Pro)

    Dell Precision 690 (Intel Xeon DP 5060 3.2GHz, EVGA GeForce 9500 GT, 14GB FB-DDR2, 160GB HDD, Windows 10 Pro)

    Dell Optiplex 755 (Intel C2D 3.00GHz, 4GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, Win 7 Ultimate 64bit)

    Dell Optiplex GX110 (Intel P3 533MHz, ATi Rage IIC, 512MB SDRAM, 80GB HDD, Windows 2000 Pro)

  • The D233 case is even larger than the 2400. Thanks again.