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Upgrading MOBO and processor....

Q: Upgrading MOBO and processor....

Hey just got a new mobo and processor to upgrade my current computer, will my OS work if I just replace the mobo and processor or do I have to take extra steps in order for it to work?

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A: Upgrading MOBO and processor....

It will if it's the same motherboard, but if it isn't you will need to reinstall the OS. You may get away with just doing a repair of the OS, but that's never a guarantee though.
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If I upgrade my mobo and processor and install my xp that has already been
"activated" for my old system will microsoft let me reactivate it in my new system? For that matter if I reinstall on the present system that it is already on will I have to reactivate it?
I'm kinda confussed about this activation stuff.

A:xp activation after upgrading mobo and processor

and welcome to the Forum

If you reinstall, which is the smart thing to do, you will have to activate . . it's quick and simpole, even if you have to call. Don't let it bother you
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I've upgraded from:
an AMD chip to a P4 3.0e w/ HT
an unknown AMD mobo to a DFI PS85-BL ver B1 mobo

I will be using 512 mb ddr 400 pc3200 kingston ram

I already called DFI and they said that I need to unistall the system drivers. Of course, I tried uninstalling all device drivers and then shut down and rebuilt computer. When I booted, the computer asked for safe mode or boot normally. No matter what I select, it automatically reboots.

Any ideas, instructions, or definite fixes?

A:Upgrade Issues. Upgrading from AMD mobo to P4 mobo.

Watching over Gotham City...hey it's dark out here

Why Do u Wanna Upgrade to Pentuim 4
Just Asking
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Any advice you can give would be great.

A:64 bit mobo vs dual processor mobo?

Any preferences between intel and AMD?

If you are going AMD, get a socket 939 motherboard with the nforce4 chipset, like this one for example:

Then pop a dual core, 64bit CPU in it:,,30_118_9485_13041,00.html
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A:new mobo and processor

If you purchased a copy then you can re-use it on your upgrade, but you may have to reinstall it if you changing the motherboard - ideally you should reinstall it so it doesn't have all the drivers and configuration of the old system anyway.
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I m rebuilding my PC and have all IDE connections hard drives DVD drives also have a rd new sata DVD drive if I could find a MoBo with IDE and Sata The board is dead need some help finding a new board to support what I have and something that will last I need speed and power I use my PS for gaming I m not building a gaming rig Need a processor for Best mobo IDE/best really good processor Was looking at the Intel Core i Thinking it might be a bit much Any suggestions there I have hard drives a GB and Thinking I don t need to upgrade there just yet Going to use the and in the new build for now I need memory I have sticks of now of which I m Best mobo for IDE/best processor using in another PC I have AGP video cards older parts laying around and PCI Going to get a new PCI-e card I have a w power supply I have to run a cable from router to PC would like to go wireless there Also buying a wireless printer nbsp

A:Best mobo for IDE/best processor

Need a really good processor.Click to expand...


I need memory. I have 3 sticks of 512 now, 2 of which I'm using in another PC.Click to expand...

So you have 512?

I have 3 AGP video cards (older parts laying around), and 1 PCI. Going to get a new PCI-e card.Click to expand...

So you'll need a pci-e slot? A new card isn't necessary since you're not gaming.

Whats your budget? Practically any motherboard has IDE support assuming you have a long IDE cable, which it looks like you do.
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If I remember correctly, XP will basically freak out and say "New hardware detected - you must re-validate XP" (or something to that effect).

Can anyone confirm this for me?


A:New MoBo and Processor

I'm afraid so, but it usually only takes a telephone call.
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A:New mobo and processor


Your new motherboard should detect the new harddrive and set itself up accordingly. when windows boots, you will just have to install al the drivers that came with your motherboard.
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A:New mobo and processor?

To start with the sony guy is full of crap. All intel pentium 4 processers will work in any motherboard that supports them (socket 775 in your case.). However the Operateing System (Windows) is matched to the motherboard and you will need a new copy of windows if you replace the board. You will also need a new case and PSU as sony uses non-standard mounting holes and brackets.

An AMD athlon 64 3200+ or higher would preform better but realistically a 3.2GHZ Pentium 4 with a good video card and ram will run any game currently out fine.

If you do get a new motherboard I would recomend a board that supports the Intel Core 2 DUO (currently the best processr) so you can upgrade in the future if you wish.
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This just makes me mad. I had one problem that I was going to solve and then I run into this crap.

I power on and I don't video or anything. I don't think that it's even functioning, because I leave a floppy in there and the light doesn't come on.

I just set it aside one day to wait for my new floppy drive to come in (because I couldn't install RAID due to a broken floppy) and the next time I plug it in, I get no video. I have a PCI card, plugged THAT in, and that didn't work. I tried the S-video as well and nothing.

So it's either one of the two. Which one of these makes this problem?


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A:Mobo and Processor help once more

ASRock Dual775-VSTA or their quad or whatever the latest edition of that board is. That is about your only hope. It is a budget board, but its solid, I ran it in my main machine for a while.

It will let you run an AGP card and DDR RAM still.

So you'd have to buy a new processor and that motherboard. You could keep your ram and video card. That motherboard is an intel board, so you'd want to go with a Core2Duo processor just because that is the best bang for your buck. Probably something like an E4500.

That board has the bonus of letting you run a PCIe graphics card if you want (AGP or PCIe), but you won't want to go crazy with a PCIe card in it, because its limited to 8x I believe (as opposed to 16x). That isn't a big deal for most games, but I think it would be for Crysis.

Speaking of Crysis, that is a tall order for any system out there now. Only the very very best are able to play Crysis well at max settings, and even then they can't at high resolutions. Crysis really won't run fantastic until the next generation of video cards come out.

Also don't be too concerned with Ghz, they are really only a good measure of performance between the same family of CPUs, outside of that they are relatively worthless. That 4500 I recommended is a 2.2Ghz (I think) and will blow the doors off a Pentium D (dual core) 3.0Ghz.
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A:New mobo for my P4 processor

The problem you are going to be having is determining what in your old system is proprietary. That is ade to Dell specs and only usable on their systems and only replaceable with dell parts. Especially the power supplys and placement of lines on the 20 pin connector being non standard ATX configuration, and motherboards and their mounting holes being specific to Dell cases and not compatable with mounting holes on standard ATX mobos. Another thing is your operating system if it's on a proprietary Dell CD probably won't install on a new non Dell mobo. what I would suggest is sell the Dell and build one from scratch as you are almost going to spend enough buying new things, and for the few dollars more you could get with selling yours you could get hooked up with a nice case good power supply and a decent video card. There are plenty of forums like this one with a lot of knowledgable people that are glad to help you put it together. We all remember when we were new at this too.
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A:Processor or Mobo?

I would say yes to a bad CPU but this is very rare. Was the CPU fan/heatsink dirty? Did you apply new thermal compound after cleaning of the old compound?
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A:Looking for new processor and mobo

Well, if you are going to upgrade your motherboard as well, you should be looking at the core 2 duo cpus from intel. Is that budget for just the CPU? You have a separate budget for the motherboard as well?

For $200 on the CPU, the E6300 is a great one, or if you can squeeze a few extra bucks out, go for the E6400.
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A:Processor or Mobo

so...can anyone help confer on if the processor is the problem?
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A:New processor/new mobo help

Holy crap that CPU is expensive.
What are you planning to do with this computer once you get it built?
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Thanks in advance!

A:Matching FSB of mobo and processor

Yes, You need a Mobo that uses a 400 fsb. If you put that processor in a mobo that has a 533 or 800 you could damage either the processor or the mobo, maybe both.
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A:Multi processor mobo?

Why not? As long as there's at least one CPU present, I don't think it would cause any problems (other than ur PC not booting )
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A:Failing Processor or DOA Mobo

Sounds very much like a poorly seated CPU, in thermal terms. However it could also be a badly seated or poorly matched memory stick.

Check your CPU, making sure you use a small amount of decent thermal paste (like Artic Ceramiqu?) and that all the clamps are physically pressed home (if you can take a look at the underside of the motherboard to make certain).

Be mindful of any solder on the board touching any other metal risers, or case parts.

If the problem persists check your RAM stick by stick, try booting with one stick in varied slots at a time.

Take a look at your BIOS and set safety defaults.
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A:Help building NLE Mobo and Processor???

Maybe if you took the time to properly tpe out what you need/want, people will bother replying.
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A:Opinions on mobo and processor?

I would like to state that all your hardware will carry over into the new system. There's only three exceptions (Memory and graphics, and power).

Your currently running sdram and your new system will use ddr ram. As for the video card this motherboard isnt backward compatible and only runs the new pci express video cards. So if you really want this motherboard you will need to buy a pci express video card.

I would go with the next model down the A8V deluxe. This will support your tnt 2 card but, you still need to purchase some ddr ram for any board you select. Since sdram is old,outdated, and isnt compatible with today's motherboards.

What can you tell me about the power supply?
Maker, maximum Watts?

When upgrading, It's a good rule of thumb to buy a new power supply depending on the age of the psu. If its a few years old its time for a new one. Plus with the new setup your power requirements are going to increase and your current psu may not be able to handle it. With that in mind, I recommend at a minimum a 400 watt power supply.

Do you have a case that's compatible with the amd64? This is a far cry from 650mhz processor. This setup is going to run alot hotter. Your current case many not be able to cool it properly and cause overheating problems.

I hope this helps.
Good Luck
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A:Will this MoBo work with my processor?

I'm sure it will work with a BIOS Update you shouldn't go wrong. Anyways, why not gigabyte?
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A:Is this mobo compatible with this processor?

Why question it when there are so many boards and so many processors available. Have you already purchased?
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I and MOBO Good Processor A am new in this computer building process and I have been looking around here probably seen me lurking in here constantly trying to learn as much as I A Good Processor and MOBO can to prevent ignorant questions I have been looking for a nice decent processor CPU to buy for a nice gaming computer I know I want to take advantage of hyper threading -bit advantages and also a socket heard it was very new and upgradeable I have - to spend on a processor alone I want to be able to play this and hopefully next generation of games I also don t get the FSB I know what it is but on the mobo it doesn t tell you how many multipliers you get Very confusing A Good Processor and MOBO on some parts of the computer I also want to get a nice MOBO for around I will probably spend around - in all for a A Good Processor and MOBO computer CRT screen mouse keyboard nice optional stuff and the computer I want a nice gaming machine I don t play FPS games Half-Life and so on so really don t play graphics hungry games I mostly play the RTS games War Hammer etc Thank you for the help nbsp

A:A Good Processor and MOBO

You're not going to get hyperthreading on a amd64 cpu, although an amd x2 cpu(dual core), will be better than hyperthreading. You mainly need ht or dual core for serious multitasking.

You can build a very good pc with your budget. A basic gaming rig will cost about $800-1000(tower only).

I can't really give specific advice without specific details of what you want to do. I like my 3000+, vnf4ultra, 6600gt, and 1gb ram. It works well for games.
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Here's the deal, you have $300.00, no more than that. You must use this money the bast way possible (in ur opinion) to buy the following items:

I will be posting my setup as soon as it is done!
Good luck, and have fun!

A:$300 - Mobo - Processor - RAM - Tower

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The case is wide open but for about $60.00 you should be able to get a very good case with a 400 Watt PS. Yes, some will tell you that power supplys that come with a case are junk and a few years ago that was definitely true but I'd say now you shouldn't have a problem.

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Check this link :

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Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 (rev 1.0)

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I'm not very good with computers so I'm just going to give all the specs I can:

Operating System: Windows 7 Pro 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
System Manufacturer: LENOVO
System Model: 28473ZU
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Dueo CPU T6570 @ 2.10GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

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A:Upgrading processor

The ONLY stupid question is the one you don't ask!

The cpu is upgradeable if...and only...if....the cpu you are trying to upgrade to has the same front side bus speed...Yours is 800 MHz and the socket type is the exact same!

Go here...

this should provide you the options for upgrading available via Lenovo's tech support site!
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You have the HM76 Express chipset and one gig of dedicated video memory. Here is the Service Manual: Manual The i5-3360M is not one of the supported processors, but you could install any of the ones listed on page 23 incuding any of these: Intel Core i7-3632QM (2.2 GHz, SC turbo up to 3.1 GHz, 1600 MHz/6 MB L3 cache, quad core, 35 W) 701658-001Intel Core i5-3230M (2.6 GHz, SC turbo up to 3.1 GHz, 1600 MHz/3 MB L3 cache, dual core, 35 W) 711903-001Intel Core i5-3210M (2.5 GHz, SC turbo up to 3.1 GHz, 1600 MHz/3 MB L3 cache, dual core, 35 W) 680645-001 If you need more help let us know.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.
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A:Upgrading processor

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A:Upgrading Processor?

According to Dell the processors supported by your system are:
Intel® Pentium® 4 with HT Technology that runs at 2.40, 2.60, 2.80, 3.00, or 3.20 GHz internally and 800 MHz externally or 2.26, 2.40, 2.53, 2.66, 2.80, or 3.06 GHz internally and 533 MHz externally
NOTE: Not all Pentium 4 processors support Hyper-Threading technology.

Intel Celeron® D processor 325, 330, or 335

NOTE: Dell™ Dimension™ 4600C computers with Intel Celeron processors are available only in Japan.
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A:Upgrading My Processor?

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A:Upgrading Processor

ynot6211 said:

Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade my processor without pulling out the motherboard or anything. Is there like a box i can just plug in or what? I am currently running an Intel Celeron which is way too slow for my games that I want to play. I am completely new to processor work so someone please help me out. If I could Upgrade, I would like a 2.6 Ghz or around that speed. Also, i would like a reccomendation on ehat brand of processor to buy. Thanks,TonyClick to expand...

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