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HELP!! Experts only.. Anyone have a Dimesion 2350 sitting around?

Ok, am I think this through correctly here.

I have a Dimension 2350 that the Motherboard went out on. In doing a little bit of leg work it appears that there is 2 models. The Celeron processor and the P4. The computer that is dead was a Celeron Dimension. I can take the HD out of the dead computer and plug it into a P4 model and it will work? The mother boards have to be the same i am thinking, just the chipset is different (1 celeron, 1 P4)


Anyone have a Dimesion 2350 sitting around?
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lol I just sat one on the curb this thursday...i had taken out the HD, but everything else was all good....damn sorry
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Honestly, it'll probably turn on and run, mainly due to the fact that windows has so many drivers pre-installed. the chipsets on both motherboards are probably the same, so you won't hurt anything by trying it. if you do and it powers up, I'd definitely go ahead and reinstall windows, or it won't probably won't run well.

Why don't you just toss in an ECS motherboard and keep on trucking?

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Ok, am I think this through correctly here.

I have a Dimension 2350 that the Motherboard went out on. In doing a little bit of leg work it appears that there is 2 models. The Celeron processor and the P4. The computer that is dead was a Celeron Dimension. I can take the HD out of the dead computer and plug it into a P4 model and it will work? The mother boards have to be the same i am thinking, just the chipset is different (1 celeron, 1 P4)


Anyone have a Dimesion 2350 sitting around?
not really an expert question, but yes it will work, but you might get a blue screen. What kind of celeron was it, a socket 478 variant? If it does boot windows, expect new hardware found dialogs for harddrive controllers, northbridge, chipset, sound, nic, etc.
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Well the big problem that I did not mention is that the machine is running windows 98..
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Well the big problem that I did not mention is that the machine is running windows 98..
lol, format it to XP, I won't even troubleshoot a 98 machine anymore. That OS is 11 years old.
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are you just trying to recover data?

just throw it in a different computer as a slave drive and copy off what you need on the a jump drive then suplex the old computer and hard drive.
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I wish it was this simple. It for a friends Grandma and she has some stitching software on there that she can not loose. The software only runs on windows 98.
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