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Old 06-22-2005, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know of a good guide to follow when installing a Socket T (LGA 775) mobo?

Also, what happens when I install the motherboard? Will I have to reinstall the operating system? What will change? These are some questions I'd like to have answered before undertaking the process.

Any tips or feedback would be great.
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The mobo it self should come with a pretty good installation guide.

A couple things. Make sure to use risers. It keeps the board from grounding out.

Second, yes, you should reinstall windows. You can try a repair but a full format and reinstall is recommended.
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What risks would I run if I didn't reinstall Windows XP?

I'd rather not reformat, especially since I have 20 gigs of music and nowhere to back them up. Heh. :/
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How big is the drive? You could get Partition Magic, create a new partition, back things up to there and thenm just reformat the C partition.

There is really no risk, the system will just be unstable and you will sooner or later have to reformat.

Try a repair install first and see what happens. If everything runs well your golden.
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It's a 250 gig Maxtor, already partitioned to C: and a Recovery drive used by HP.

I'll try partitioning off abit, and move over my music. Does another partition slow down a computer?
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