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By FrenchFries290 ·
I need to replace a motherboard. The physical size of the old board is about 9.5" x 9.5". Is this the standard size for a motherboard?

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by thobert In reply to Physical dimension standa ...

A standard ATX form factor MB is 12 x 9.6 and will fit into any ATX case. (this is the case with the 2 ps2 ports on the back for keyboard and mouse. vs. the AT case with a 5 pin din for the keyboard) The older AT MBs are 13 x 12. if this is what you have, ditch it. get an ATX MB and case.

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A standard ATX form factor MB is 12 x 9.6 and will fit into any ATX case. (this is the case with the 2 ps2 ports on the back for keyboard and mouse. vs. the AT case with a 5 pin din for the keyboard) The older AT MBs are 13 x 12. if this is what you have, ditch it. get an ATX MB and case.

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by TheChas In reply to Physical dimension standa ...

Sounds like you have either a "Baby AT" or a "Micro ATX" motherboard.

The AT style is identified by the full size 5 pin DIN keyboard connector mounted on the motherboard, and the single row flat pin power connector.
If you need a Baby AT board, you are limited to Celeron CPUs for new boards.
(You can still find used and refurbished Super Socket 7 boards if you are patient.)

Personally, if you need a new MB for a Baby AT system, I would spend the extra money for a whole new system.

ATX style boards are identified by the stacked mini-din keyboard and mouse connectors next to the COMM and Parallel port connectors mounted on the motherboard. Along with a double-row round pin power connector.
You can find Micro ATX boards for either Celeron, Athlon/Duron, or P4 CPUs.

Depending on the age of the system, you may need a new power supply to go along with a new motherboard/CPU.
I don't assemble anything anymore with less than a 300 Watt supply.
If you go with a Celeron system,you might get by with a 250 Watt supply.

Chas

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