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Myth
23-09-2008, 06:47 PM
Quick question; anyone know for sure if IBM motherboards are proprietary, or do they conform to the usual ATX/mATX forms?

wainuitech
23-09-2008, 06:57 PM
I have worked on some that had proprietary hardware - but thats not to say they all are.

Myth
23-09-2008, 07:21 PM
I guess the only way to know for sure is to move the mobo from one case to another and see if the mounts line up

Agent_24
23-09-2008, 07:44 PM
I friend of mine has an old IBM which uses a standard mATX board (and a fairly sensible chassis)

I've never opened one of those real thin desktop IBMs but going by the location of everything on the outside, I'm pretty sure they'd be nonstandard...

nofam
23-09-2008, 07:55 PM
I just opened up a new M-series today, and the hard drive is mounted at the back of the case with the sata connection nearly poking out the back - dvdrom is in the normal place still - I think it's to make room for the heatsink, which takes up half the case!! It's just a core 2 duo though. . . . .certainly different to all the other IBM's we have though! :confused: