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Old 02-14-2006, 09:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default In need of some help and guidence

Ok to begin I have some good knowledge on how to build a computer, as I have build my own and I did pretty good with that build. What I would like to do is upgrade my dad's motherboard and processor. I found a brand new socket 370 motherboard at work that I am going to use and we bought a PIII 1.2 gig processor. My dad currently has a PIII 500 mhz chip, so this would be a nice cheap upgrade

What I need help with is the proper way to install this new motherboard into his computer. I tried just putting the motherboard in as is, and that obviously didn't work. I later found out that I should wipe the HD and put a clean windows install.

Is this basically all I really need to do to get up and running? Any advice you guys could provide would really be a big help since you guys have really helped out in the past.

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Old 02-14-2006, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah, just the fresh install of windows. Windows includes some security features and often won't let you boot if you have drastic hardware changes. Motherboards are such a big deal driver-wise, so that definately needs a reformat.


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