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Q: Problem with changing processor/motherboard

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As the title says, I wanna change my motherboard processor, and insert an SSD aswell while keeping the old harddrive.

Was wondering if I need to perfom a new reinstall on windows or if I can just transfer windows itself to the SSD and then just keep going. I was also wondering if my windows install will messup if I insert my new motherboard due to new BIOS.


A:Changing motherboard and processor

Its always a good idea to fresh install when changing motherboards. A fresh install will minimize any issues that could arise from different hardware configurations. I've also heard that Windows setup detects an SSD and optimizes Windows for use with the SSD.

You should also keep in mind, an OEM license for Windows is not be transferable to a new motherboard. The motherboard is the one component that constitutes a new machine. OEM installs are bound to the motherboard they are activated on.
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Hi I have an OEM version of Win Pro x DVD I Win License - Motherboard 7 Changing Processor OEM & purchased from Newegg in I installed it Win 7 OEM License - Changing Motherboard & Processor on my Intel DX SO i - which I subsequently upgraded the processor to i - I plan to upgrade my motherboard and processor again to an Intel DX SO i - x I'm also going to replace my Seagate Barracuda GB SATA hdds presently in Intel RST RAID which are out of warranty -year with two new -year warranty Seagate Constellation TB SATA hdds configured in a Marvell RAID mirror I'll use the Barracuda Intel RST RAID volume as my back-up disk Will I have MS license issues when I do a clean install of my OEM Win onto the upgraded system I'm wondering if I'll have activation problems I've changed the motherboard before but with the same processor and model motherboard and there didn't seem to be an issue I've done this with an OEM copy of Win XP in the past and didn't have any issues I'm not installing the same OS product key on more than one system I'm just moving or reinstalling the OS to an upgraded hardware system Regards

A:Win 7 OEM License - Changing Motherboard & Processor

If you change the motherboard to a different model or manufacturer technically the OEM version cannot be activated as it is tied to the motherboard. However, I know Microsoft has made some exceptions.

I'm facing the same thing right now. I suspect a problem with my motherboard. I have another to replace it but it is a different vendor and I'm afraid Microsoft will not activate it. I've considered an "anytime upgrade" from Home to Pro version but I don't know if that will change the OEM version into a full version. So, I'm stuck.

XP was different and the process was much more lenient.
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I am thinking about helping my friend install a new motherboard and processor while keeping all of the other components he has. I read on another board that you can go the Device Manager and uninstall everything, swap the board and processor, and then when you boot install the correct drivers.

Is this possible? I don't know if his install of XP is OEM or not. If it is, I think a reformat would be necessary with a non-OEM XP disc.

Any thoughts?

A:When changing motherboard and processor, is XP re-install always required?

mine worked fine when i changed the motherboard and cpu but eventually after backing up my data, i did do a clean installation just to get the kinks out. you dont have to but it is recommended so you can get the most out of your hardware. i did mine backwards for some strange reason, best way would be to backup now and then change the hardware and reinstall.

note my cpu stayed a amd
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A:Help: New motherboard/processor problem

What is the make of your Asrock board?
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Today I tried to change my motherboard over to a AM3+ socket one and install a new AMD CPU.
I created a backup image file on a external drive. So I performed the sysprep and upon turning the system back on I got an error message:

Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer.

After reading up on this, I found it was common. One solution was to use my installation disk and repair the computer. I thought this worked as I can now login to Windows. However when I do, if I try to click on Computer I get an error saying:

The server process could not be started because the configured identity is incorrect. Check the username and password.

I could not find a definitive answer for this, and that's why I'm posting.
Could I use the backup somehow?

OS: Win 7 Pro

A:Problem after changing motherboard

Another method is to apply your last image using it's boot disk, then Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD

You can first see if it will start without adjusting as sometimes happens.
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hey everyone, im changing my processor but i need a bit of help!

currently my processor is a:-

socket 478
CPU Speed : 2.66GHz
Bus Speed: 533MHz
L2 cache speed: 512kb

this is what i am planning to change to:

socket 478 (obviously )
cpu speed: 3.20GHz
Bus Speed: 800Mhz
L2 cache speed 1MB

however, this is what i am worried about.. ive read that To obtain the FSB of your Processor, a compatible motherboard that can support the Bus speed must be used and this is what it says in my mainboard manual:-

"supports socket 478 for P4/celeron processors with 400/533MHz"
"Core Frequency from 1.8GHZ to 2.8GHz and up"

for quote number 1.. does it mean i wont be able to get a bus speed of 800MHz as my motherboard can only support up to 533MHz ?
for quote number 2.. will i be able to get 3.2GHz from this new processor?

thanks in advance!

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A:changing my processor chip?????

You also have to replace the motherboard! The P1 and P2 are totally different chips, and they are not pin compatible. The P2 was usually a slot mounted affair, at least the ones I've used are.
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A:Changing a processor chip

I would check for that processor, use this link Ebay 1.4Ghz Athlons . I got an Athlon 1.4Ghz 266Mhz FSB for $42 there about 6 months ago. You would have to be really lucky to find that processor online anywhere else for under $100. Installing a processor is very easy but you have to be careful with the pins on it and when you reinstall the heatsink on it. It literaly is Plug-n-Play. Make sure you use some kind of thermal paste like Artic Silver on top of the processor between it and the heatsink.

P.S. Dont get the Duron, even though its 1.3Ghz your 900Mhz Athlon still outperforms it in most things like games.:grinthumb Also, if a 266Mhz FSB one is cheaper to get you should be able to use that but it will just run at 200Mhz FSB on your motherboard, someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Hi guys,

I am going to change my motherboard, processor and RAM. However, I will be using the same HDD. Is it necessary to re-install the OS after I have set up the rig? I am using the drivers that come with Windows 8, so driver compatibility ought not to be a problem.
Thanks in advance!

A:Keeping old OS while changing mobo and processor

Short answer--New Motherboard=New License Key if you have an OEM OS version. Sorry

The reason is your license key is embedded in your BIOS, and the BIOS is embedded with the MOBO.

If you paid for a license key separately then you can use the OS with the new MOBO but you should do a clean install because all the drivers will be wrong and it probably won't even boot.

You could try to put the drive as-is into the new machine, boot off the Win8 installation media, and do a repair install. This will search for drivers that match the current hardware
Three notes:
1) Clone the drive first so that, in case of damage, you still have your data.
2) You will probably have to phone Microsoft to re-activate the copy of the OS. They've been decent about it with others.
3) If it works, immediately go to the Microsoft Update site and see what updates are needed for the drivers that you just installed
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A:Solved: Changing out a laptop processor

Laptops have limited upgradeability, and the processor is an area that generally shouldn't be upgraded. Laptops will only support a small set of processor upgrades. If you think you can buy a low-end laptop and pop in a high-end processor, you're seriously mistaken. The board won't handle it. The chassis won't handle it. "Opening" a laptop involves removing dozens of tiny screws of all different sizes and removing many small, fragile, pieces of plastic. Most people lose or damage at least one part when disassembling a laptop. And of course doing so completely voids the warranty, so if you break something, you're out the cost to replace or repair it.

Buy a laptop that actually meets your needs.
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A:Changing Processor in Compaq Presario 8000T

Never mind. I found a 2200 at a reasonable price at Spartan Technologies for about $130.
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A:Motherboard or Processor

Corrupted files usually point to a corrupted\failing HDD.

However, there's one thing that wasn't clear from your post: Did you replace the motherboard and then do a clean install of XP or was it the other way around? If you did it before replacing the motherboard, then you'll have to do it again, because while Windows can handle hardware changes like new RAM, a new video card and even a new CPU, a new motherboard is too much for it to handle and the Hardware Abstraction Layer becomes messed up, usually ending in BSODs or other problems.
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This is what I had before:

Processor ( [939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 X2 4200+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology )

Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-K8NF9 nVidia nForce4 Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 PCI-E Motherboard )

Let me know what you guys recommend for a good motherboard and processor. Thanks!

A:New motherboard and processor

Buy a new comp. You are wasting money re-placing that stuff.

My BEST advice.
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A:Want to buy new processor and motherboard

What kind of memory are you going to be re-using, DDR or DDR2?
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A:Looking for Motherboard and Processor

Try the new Asus line-up ! Check dual core AMD proc., and why keeping that RAM pack ? New mem. chips go @ 533MHz so an upgrade of that is also a good choise...(and for the price u don't have to have second thoughts ) !
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A:What happens to my W10 when getting new processor and motherboard?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I'm planning to upgrade my PC setup by getting a new processor and motherboard. I heard somewhere that W10 license is somehow linked to the computer setup it was initially installed on. Since installing a new motherboard and processor does require reinstall on the OS as well, what kind of trouble should I expect? How should I go about this? windows 10 comes with two types of activation > Digital entitlement ( when you have successfully upgraded from win 7 / 8 pro-there is no product key in this) >product key
difference between the two is , in digital entitlement, microsoft activation information is saved in your BIOS, and i case you change your motherboard you will lose your activation.
> product key, motherboard change wont effect it and should work fine.
so yours being linked to computer setup ( i consider it being Digital entitlement) you can connect your digital license with your Microsoft account because after the hardware upgrade you will lose your license , . here are the picture of what you see when you have successfully linked your account :
before :
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A:Can I Get A New Processor For A MotherBoard??

No, the fastest Socket 7 CPU ever made was the K6-2 550Mhz if I'm not mistaken. You could upgrade to that but it would not be worth it.

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A:Motherboard to go with this processor?

Intel D975XBX2KR Motherboard - £145.69 -( Great Motherboard, and very powerful.
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Sorry for bad english and probably posting to the wrong place.

A:P4 processor and motherboard

Socket 478 CPUs are hard to find these days. You'd probably be better off just upgrading the system to a cheap Core 2 on socket 775. That would probably triple the performance.
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A:New Motherboard + Processor?

What kind of HDD do you have?
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A:Motherboard or processor, which is it??

Hello GLENDAGIRL. Welcome to the forum.

Not necessarily. If the problem were in the motherboard's CPU socket that could be mistaken for a CPU error.

CPUs are hardy components. It's hard to kill them and they don't usually go bad. The fact that the CPU was switched and the problem persists would pretty much eliminate it as a suspect.

Have you or the tech checked and reseated the RAM? It is generally a good idea to check everything for loose connections.
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A:Bad Motherboard or processor?

It could be a power problem or a lot of other things. Can you give us more detail on what happens. I would think the first thing to do would be to check the power cord and make sure it is plugged in good. Then I would see if any of the lights are lighting up.
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A:Motherboard or Processor?

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Home page.

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I have learned that motherboards can only support some processors even if unsupported ones have the same socket

So I have found a new processor that might be compatible with my motherboard but I want you lot to tell me if you think It will work or not

Here's the specs that you may need to know

My motherboard: (PTGD1-LA (Puffer) Motherboard Specifications, PTGD1-LA (Puffer) HP Pavilion Desktop PC | HP? Support

My Current Processor: (Intel Pentium 4 530) ARK | Intel? Pentium? 4 Processor 530/530J supporting HT Technology (1M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

The New Processor: (Intel Pentium 4 662)
ARK | Intel? Pentium? 4 Processor 662 supporting HT Technology (2M Cache, 3.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)

The current processor I use is 32 bit as the new processor is 64 bit. Will this still work on the motherboard

A:Will this processor work with my motherboard

I don't believe that CPU will work, but let me do some checking for you...
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Please let me know if there are any other compatible processors I should consider.

Core Duo E6600 (2.4)
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I think 65nm technology is as far as you can go with the 965 chipset, but I'm not certain.

This I do know, the E7500 is 45nm, and essentially a brand new release. Only boards bought within the last 6 months are likely compatible with it without a BIOS update. I saw the same compatibility page for your board that you did, and it looks like you're out of luck. The newest CPUs that will work are the E21XX Pentium Dual Cores, and they're not as good as what you have.

Other board manufacturers may have offered BIOS updates for CPU compatibility with this chipset beyond that of Intel, but that's sort of a moot point.

It's just a thought, but those Conroe C2Ds are notoriously good for overclocking, You might reverse your thinking and replace the board, not the CPU. I'm pretty sure that most P45 chipset boards are backwards compatible with your CPU. If your were to buy a Gigabyte or other non Intel board, the BIOS wouldn't be locked, and you could overclock the E6600.

Then, even if you blew it up, you could always run a 45nm CPU in the later board.

I'm the voice of absolutely no experience, but I think that 3.0 GHz should be easily doable with your processor. (Or so I've heard)

This is the CPU support list for a Gigabyte GA-EP45C-UD3R ; You CPU is listed. This board is a very popular model. Other Gigabyte P45 boards should support the same CPUs. The P45 is essentially the successor to the P965 chipset, hence the reason why I'm suggesting it, Your DDR2 would plug right in. Newegg has this in stock; 1070509908 107172615&name=Intel P43/P45/P55, for 90 bucks. (Some P45 boards take DDR3, you gotta watch).
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Have stripped down to MB, processor, memory, and on board graphics.
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A:Fauly processor or Motherboard

Have stripped down to MB, processor, memory, and on board graphics.Click to expand...

There is no way to tell if a bad mobo or processor is fault without swapping it out.
Have a meter to check PSU? Can you use spare system PSU to check?
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