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Old 07-16-2007, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm uprading my computer's mobo (am2 socket), processor (X2), gpu (nvidia 7 series), and memory (ddr2). At the moment my HDD's are new as well as my psu and case. So I guess I'm really starting from scratch. I can handle the hardware installation bit but the OS is what makes me stop and ask for help. I only have recovery disks now for XP which I know is tailored to my current system. Do I need to purchase an XP oem or retail version for my new build?
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey ACERANCH,
Welcome to T.F.!!

You only need to purchase the XP OEM version. The retail version, only comes with a pretty box and manual, that you don't need. Saves you money too.
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That's what I thought. I didn't want to come to that point when it was time to install and find out I couldn't go forward 'cause I went cheap! Any thoughts on buying AMD dual-cores that are steadily dropping in price? I heard AMD is on the brink of collapse?!?
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lol...I don't think their near collapse. They're just in a tough spot.

The X2s are good if you're wanting to build a budget machine, and not really overclocking.
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Thanks for the help!
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