Okay, here are my questions...... these are the things that im unsure of so please help
1. If I change my mobo and I have an OEM Version of Vista, do I have to reinstall windows vista because I will still have Windows Vista installed on my raptor harddrive.? If not, will it work even though I changed my mobo? Does the OEM part only take effect if I changed my mobo and have to reinstall windows?
2. I have a replacement plan on both my CPU and Mobo at CompUSA, we currently dont have the ASUS P5B Deluxe in stock and I want the 680i Mobo so I can get that instead, should I use my replacement plan to get the 680i mobo and Q6600 CPU or wait till a year right before its about to expire and replace both of them at that time where Ill get better motherboard with maybe DDR3 and PCIE 2.0?
3. I was about to purchase a 2GB set of RAM. The Corsair XM2 or something like that PC6400 DDR2 800MHz 5-5-5-12 timing. Its on sale at CompUSA with $30.00 mail in rebate. I pay $80.00 for it with my discount plus the $30.00 mail in rebate which brings it down to $50.00 with Mail in rebate for a 2GB RAM.
My question is will it affect my overall performance like I mean downgrade it if I use two different types of RAM? G.Skill and Corsair? My manager told me that if I have 2 G.Skill running in Dual Channel and a different matching RAM that is also running in Dual Channel in the other slots it wont downgrade my speeds/performance at all. Is that true? Also im Overclocking, so will both RAMs run at my Overclocked settings? or will it be difficult and I should just get the same exact ram despite its cost?
Heres the RAM im talking about, tomorrow is the last day for it to be on sale so I need answers thanks
CompUSA.com - Corsair Memory Xtreme Performance TwinX Matched 2GB( 2 x 1 GB ) PC2-6400 800MHz 240 pin DDR2 DIMM Memory Kit - TWIN2X2048-6400 - Computer Upgrades » Memory Upgrades » Desktop Memory
Actually the rebate ended today
Hm... im sure I had more questions but thats it for now
Thanks in advance.