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Are the dimensions of motherboards universal?

Postby Wedge Maniac on Tue May 20, 2003 6:12 pm

i.e., if I were to ask you the dimensions of your motherboard, would they necessarily be the same as mine?

The reason I ask this question is because a freind is shipping me a motherboard in the mail and I am supposed to provide him the box and packaging materials. I am not sure how to go about doing this as I have never seen a motherboard in its retail package (not sure of the size and appropriate methods for protecting it).

It has got to go a long way, so I want to ensure its safety. Any tips in this area would be helpful.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Tue May 20, 2003 6:31 pm

no, not all are the same size. I dunno, the motherboard boxes I've seen were about the size of a 3 ring binder. I would send something about that size and then a box for that to go in....with lots of packing peanuts or newspaper.
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Postby Wedge Maniac on Tue May 20, 2003 6:54 pm

It's an Asus P4 board. Don't know if that helps or not, but thanks for that tip. I'll use 2 boxes like you suggest.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue May 20, 2003 7:06 pm

go to www.asus.com, find your motherboard in the Products section, look for Specs, it will give the dimensions of the motherboard (Length x Width).

example: P4T533
http://usa.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?langs=09&m=P4T533
look at the bottom (Form Factor)
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Postby burninfool on Tue May 20, 2003 9:46 pm

There are 2 sizes:
1.ATX
2.mini-ATX
same width but mini-ATX is 2in(5cm) shorter.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed May 21, 2003 1:44 am

not all motherboards of a given form factor, say ATX, are of identical size.
hence my suggestion to look it up in the mfg. website.
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