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Old 12-16-2008, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Swapping HD + Ram

I've got 2 Gateway comps:
1: Gateway GT5668e
Vista Home Premium 32 bit
AMD Athlon 64x2 6000+ 3.0GHz
3Gb 667Mhz DDR2 RAM
2: Gateway DX4720-03
Vista Home Premium 64 bit
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 2.5GHz
4Gb 800Mhz DDR2 RAM

I want to know if I can just swap the Hard Drive's and RAM so I can utilize the AMD with my 64 bit Vista and faster RAM? And would this be a wise choice as far as performance goes, if it's an option?

If that's not an option, how would I get the 64 bit and RAM over to the AMD motherboard? Can I use recovery discs to reinstal the 64bit once I get the hardware moved over?

Thanks a Million!

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You would have to do a reinstall of Vista on each one if you swap them, in order for it recognize the new hardware properly. Any CPU or Motherboard change requires this.
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