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Old 04-17-2006, 04:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My current specs:
Athlon XP 2700
1Gig RAM (PC3200)
2 x 40gig HDD
I want to upgrade to an Athlon 64 CPU (single core 939). Is it possible to just buy a new mobo and processor and keep everything else the same or will i have to re-install everything(ie software)?
At a later date was hoping to eventually go for the dual core CPU.

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Old 04-17-2006, 04:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it is possible but i would reccomend a clean install of windows.

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Old 04-17-2006, 06:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i think since you're getting a new mobo you'll have to do a fresh install of windows
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I was thinking of changing my mobo. I can't use the reformatting software that came with my computer originally? My comp is from sony.


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Old 04-17-2006, 09:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks alot guys, I'll backup all my stuff and get started. Was hoping not to but I know its the best option.
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Old 04-17-2006, 05:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Make sure to get a Venice core! Also what motherboard are you getting? I reccomend the MSI K8N Neo4-F.

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Old 04-17-2006, 06:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally posted by reggie_da_man
Make sure to get a Venice core! Also what motherboard are you getting? I reccomend the MSI K8N Neo4-F.
i second that
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Old 04-17-2006, 11:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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