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Old 03-30-2006, 04:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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alright heres the deal i want to get rid of my socket 754 processor amd athlon xp venice 3000 and salmon ksl8a mobo and go to a socket 939 dual core but i read so many reviews on mobos and its anybodys guess what is good this is my first build and it has served me well but i need more. i have become obsessed with more power and capabilities i play alot of games and want to max my potential. i would like to recycle my ram though i have two gigs of pc3200 ddr ram and want to make sure my new mobos compatible. and also am curious if i put a new mobo in and hook it up to my hard drives (two 160 gig seagates)
will my comp be ready to go from there.

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Old 03-30-2006, 07:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you will need to re-install windows if you get a new mobo...


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Old 03-30-2006, 09:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you shoudl have no problems with your ram, if they're the exact same brand/size then there's a good chance you'll be able to run them in dual channel.
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well i have windows which came with my comp. will i be able to install it from my hardrive. and another thing what is a good mobo brand
Q6600@ 3.0ghz
eVGA 680i A1
4x1gb Mushkin DDR2 800
2x8800gt xFx
Coolermaster Stacker 830
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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9/10 times you can do a repair install of windows on a used hdd with a new mobo and it will work just fine. For that 1/10, you're out of luck, just completely reformat.
Mobo: Gigabyte P35-DS3R
CPU: Intel Q6600 g0 @ 3.0GHz
HSF: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
RAM: 4GB G.SKILL @ 4-4-4-12
VCard: EVGA 8800GTS G92 @ 700/1000
HDDs: 2x 750GB & 250GB
Optical: Sony NEC SATA DVD Burner
PSU: Silverstone 750W Modular
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