Replacing Dell 8200 Mobo for Video

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Can someone tell me of I am correct in believing that the Motherboard in
my 8200 is an ATX form factor.
Also, I do allot of Video editing on my 2Ghs system. Now I haven't found
anything that this computer won't do but I was wondering how much faster
a 3Ghs machine would be working with Video. Both Editing and Burning DVD's.
General
 
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"The General" <thegeneral1865@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Can someone tell me of I am correct in believing that the Motherboard in
> my 8200 is an ATX form factor.

In size, yes. In mounting hardware, wiring, etc., no. It is not easily
replaced other than with another Dell board (say, and 8300 board).

> Also, I do allot of Video editing on my 2Ghs system. Now I haven't found
> anything that this computer won't do but I was wondering how much faster
> a 3Ghs machine would be working with Video. Both Editing and Burning
DVD's.
> General

Depending on whether you have an 850 board or an 850e (you'll need to remove
the heatsink on the northbridge of the chipset to determine; it's the
second-largest chip on the board, after the CPU, you may be able to upgrade
to a 3.06/533 CPU. If you have an 850, you're limited to a 2.6/400 P4 or
2.8 Celeron.

The only practical upgrade for a new board is one from a DImension 8300,
which will require all new RAM. If you go aftermarket for board, you'll
need a new case for the new board - the level of alterations needed to make
an aftermarket board fit the nonstandard Dell case aren't worth the trouble.
 

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