I need C2D conversion tips.
I will be swapping out the CPU/MoBo/RAM that is in my sig for a C2D this weekend. Does anyone have any pointers or tips as far as software and drivers? Or anything else for that matter. I'm new to building (about 7 months w/ 4 builds), and I would like to make this as clean as I can.
I have the hardware aspect down (but please comment if you like), just not sure about peripherals, software and such. I have a G15 and a MX1000. Should I do my initial boot with these or should I use the PS/2 KB and USB mouse that I have?
As far as anyone knows, will I simply be able to swap the components and run with it? Awhile back I did an entire conversion from AGP to PCI-E and used the same HDD. This is a new HDD w/ a new XP OS, though the situation is similar. Will I have to get XP re-activated like last time? I don't mind doing it, just wanna know if that's going to happen again.
Thanks for your help and advice.
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7900GT @ 670/1680 , VF900
2 x 1GB Patriot 6400 @ 425
WD SATA 250GB
Neo HE 550
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