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Old 04-16-2007, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If I buy a new motherboard for my CPU that is my in DELL computer will it work? I don't really understand the whole OEM thing.
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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OEM just means, the product itself, without any box, manual, or cables.
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OEM also means you may not get the I/O shield in the back for your cables. This isn't a huge problem but I would find it annoying.
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What cables are included in the box? It seems that if they don't come with the OEM they aren't necessary.
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What usually comes along with the motherboard in a retail box is, manual, mobo drivers and software, SATA cables, IDE cables, FDD cables, and a I/O shield panel.
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The cables are not necessary really as you can get them single.

Open box mobos are really chieap if its a good one.
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So I can easily move the CPU to a different motherboard of the same chipset and have no problems?
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Of the same socket too.
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