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Hi,My warranty went out this week on my Dell XPS420 Q6600 3GB 8600GTS so I'm in the market for a replacement motherboard. Anybody heard any good deals lately? I will replace my video card and power supply sometime soon as well. I think I can run my CPU at a speed more like it was meant to run. I feel Dell under-clocked it a bit. I used to be fond of Abit but haven't checked on their stuff lately. Perhaps there's better?Thanks in advance, Dolph

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I haven't seen any good deals on much of anything. People really seem to like Asus. I recently bought an MSI MB because it had three pci slots. Most boards have only two. It was moderatly priced, has a jumper fsb OC system(even I couldn't mess it up) and has workrd great so far. Look up your MB and see if Dell indeed used a board that runs at a slower speed than your Q6600. My bottom of the line Compaq came with a board that would take a better CPU.Bob

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Hi,My warranty went out this week on my Dell XPS420 Q6600 3GB 8600GTS so I'm in the market for a replacement motherboard. Anybody heard any good deals lately? I will replace my video card and power supply sometime soon as well. I think I can run my CPU at a speed more like it was meant to run. I feel Dell under-clocked it a bit. I used to be fond of Abit but haven't checked on their stuff lately. Perhaps there's better?Thanks in advance, Dolph
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Yes, as others have so rightly stated, make sure any new MB will fit in the Dell case unless you plan on getting a whole new case. Dell normally uses the modified BTX board which is smaller than the normal ATX board. I made that mistake several years ago and ended up getting a new case. Not sure I see a purpose for you to upgrade right now just because the Dell warranty has expired on your MB. I personally would wait until FS11.Best regards,Jim

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Hi Dolph.In addition to what you got so far, make sure that your OS will work, Dell normally has it locked to their BIOS and a new Mobo will have a different BIOS and it may not work, it's very likely that it will Not. If you are lucky and you have a OEM that is not BIOS limited that may work. TV

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