[rescue] comapq or dell??

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Wed Jul 16 15:01:33 CDT 2003

> > We're supposed to buy Dell stuff. I think Compaq is better if one is
> > *forced* to buy non-server servers.
> I disagree.  Dell will bite you in the ass on "special" parts (like
> drive brackets, and little OEM-invented FRUs) far less often than
> HewletDECompaqard.  Compaq also likes to make lots of their own parts,
> which makes compatibility a hell once Compaq thinks you need to upgrade.
> Dell mainly just rebadges stuff.

Don't forget the Dell ATX motherboards and power supplies have a non-
standard pinout.  The connector is the same, so if you plug a regular
ATX motherboard into a Dell "ATX" power supply, you'll toast the board.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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