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Old 12-09-2006, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Greeting all, quick question, I'm upgrading my MB to an Asus A8N SLI Premium NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard with a 2.0 GHz Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual-Core Processor, my question is when upgrading my MB, is the process generally plug and play (assuming everything else is compatible)? What I'm hoping is that I won't crash my system and loose the info on my Hard drives.

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Old 12-09-2006, 11:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if your getting a new mobo then your gonna have to do windows again but generally its plug and play just make sure the mobo will take the processor (socket 939)

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Old 12-10-2006, 12:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Socket appears to be the same, just didn't want to have to redo my OS. OH well, gimmie a chance to clean up the ole HD I guess. Thanks.
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Old 12-10-2006, 04:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It is fairly simple as long as all the parts are compatible you simply connect then and boot up your pc. Then it should work. If you are getting a new Mobo i would reccomend that u get one that supports AM2 socket, then i would advise you either get the single or duel core Athlon 3500 or 3800 orleans.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yep 939 is being phased out as we speak. you can still go with an x2 but just use the am2 socket version.
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