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Old 11-16-2004, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is a new hard drive, or brand new hard drive required for installation for a new mother board, processor, and ram? I would think it would be cause the old bios from the old MB would still be stored on the harddrive, and whatnot. I need to know because im upgrading to new hardware, MB,PROCESSOR,and RAM, and i would like to use my old hard drive. Is it required to have a clean hard drive for new components? I need to know ASAP please. Also is Dynex thermal compound any good or is it crap?


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just reformat your current harddrive and it'll be clean and like new for your new components. you really don't even have to do that, but i would.
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Yeah, I have been able to run a repair in xp setup before in a situation like this but I agree w/ ohGrFreak..run the xp setup, delete partitions, recreate partitions, format and install anew...
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Can you give me a link telling me how to reformat, and redo the partitions. Please
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just stick in the XP disc and follow the directions. read carefully or course.
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Alright ill try that. Also is Dynex thermal compound any good? I looked on ArcticSilvers Website and they said it was fraudulent. Is Dynex Thermal Compound a joke?
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i would use arctic silver personally. i have never heard of dynex.
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i would use arctic silver personally. i have never heard of dynex.
I agree, it seems that Arcitc Silver is the compound of choice for pretty much everyone.
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Well i have Dynex right now, I was just wondering if it would be safe to use?
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