Question about Intel Motherboard
I wanted to upgrade my Dell Dimension 3100 motherboard. I have all the internal cables connected, but I can't find a way to connect the power on/off (not the power supply), but the button you use to turn computer on and off. The connector for the old motherboard uses an IDE cable, but the new motherboard which is compatible for the Dual Core 2 Processors, has a 9-Pin front panel connector. Thanks for any suggestions...??
Hi, I think you are looking at the front USB pin aray connector. The on/off switch and LED light pins are usualy along the edge of the board nearest the front of the case. They will be marked with ID: lettering:- pwrs, hdd led, rs-sw, pwr led. If your case has one block plug you will haave to gently seperate the segments and plug them on one at a time. The power and reset switch will work either way but the LED will only work when plugged the right way around, it wont do any harm if they are plugged backwards they just wont work, so experiment. regards mistyman
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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You will need to type motherboard name ID and the cpu ID
Upgrading to more modern operating systems depends on the type of processor in the computer.
One of the main differences between the two systems is that a 32-bit operation requires either a 32-bit or 64-bit processor, while a 64-bit version must have at least a 64-bit processor.
The operating system will register different on each computer that is running the platform. When a user clicks on the Start button, they can go to the Control Panel, followed by the System and Maintenance tab and click on System.
This will show whether the computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system
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