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Need to replace the MoBo on a Dell Optiplex GX240

Posted on 2006-11-15
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Dell tag # J26Z011, it's a 1.5GHz 400fsb
  http://docs.us.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx240/en/ug/specs.htm 

Can someone recommand a replacement board. I shop at newegg and buy.com most of the time

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by:Mark
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You may also need a retail version of XP as the Dell machines use SLP(Sytem Locked Preinstallation) install cd's. If you buy another board but not from Dell, the Dell XP cd won't work as its tied to the motherboard Bios.
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By the look of this motherboard it won't be coming from newegg This is a propriatory motherboard specifically for Dell that fits the Optiplex case. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx240/en/sm/sysbrd.htm#1100076
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by:willcomp
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sparkmaker is 100% correct.

e-Bay is your best bet for a like replacement.
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From the service tag # you provided, the replacement board is
Part# 3E078      PRINTED WIRING ASSY, PLANAR (MOTHERBOARD), GX240, OPPLX

If you do a search for "3E078" you will come up with the board.  
here's one from Ebay as Willcomp has suggested. http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Dell-OptiPlex-GX240-Motherboard-DP-N-3E078_W0QQitemZ290049913069QQihZ019QQcategoryZ1244QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item290049913069
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I've purchased from Centrix and they are reputable.  Good source.
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