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Old 07-31-2010, 07:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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sorry for double post...but...?

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Old 07-31-2010, 11:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sorry, I didn't see this or I would have responded already. Besides, it had been more than 24 hours so it technically isn't a double post.

I have a few questions now however. First off will this be a noticeable increase in performance, I have an phenom II x3 BE that can overclock well, does this overclock well?
Yes, it will be a performance increase and the 750 does OC well.

Another option would be to go with six cores:
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I would go with this RAM either way. You have to manually adjust it in the BIOS for the AMD but it still works.
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Also, I am on vista now but will be switching to windows 7. Now, will I have to erase everything off my hard drive? Or will i be able to pop in a new mobo, cpu, and ram and plug everything in and just do a few updates and go? What is the best way to do this? Thanks in advance
Unless it is an upgrade installation of 7 you will have to reinstall everything anyway, but changing out the motherboard necessitates reinstalling Vista and/or 7. Back up your data, download and run Belarc Advisor to generate a list of everything you have installed (print it and use it as a list for reinstallation), and then use GParted to partition your disk when you are ready to install Win7.


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