[24hoursupport] Re: 486 case

  • From: Bram <bramk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 05 May 2002 15:42:25 +0200

You can't use an AT box for an ATX motherboard. The power pack is not only
underpowered but the method of connection to the mobo is different. Sorry
but you'll need a new box!
----- Original Message -----
From: our kitty <sweetiepie@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2002 8:11 PM
Subject: [24hoursupport] 486 case

> I've got a beautiful 486 tall case that I've long since stripped out
> everything worth using.  It has lots of front slots and internal HD
> mounts, and is a really great case.  Could I get a Pentium 4 compatible
> back plate with all the card slots and mount it in the back (or can I
> use the 486 back plate), and mount a few cards, like a sound card,
> modem, video, and so on, in a Pentium 4 mobo, can I line it up with the
> slots so the x/y/z orientation is already lined up, and mark and drill
> the case backing plate, so I could use the 486 case for a Pentium 4
> mobo?  Or is it that things just don't fit somehow?  I don't have
> Pentium 4 mobo yet, so I wouldn't have any way to check it out myself
> yet.
> Is a 486 power supply totally incompatible (might not be powerful enough
> anyways) with a P4 mobo?  If a 486 power supply would work, could I use
> two of them in tamdem somehow to double the power?
> Raphael

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