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MoBo replacement help

by R_O_L_E_S / July 16, 2013 2:41 AM PDT

Long story short; Old GFX card dies, I buy a new one only to find it doesn't fit my BTX board/case. Got my hands on an ATX case now I just need to find a very specific board that will work with the new GFX card and all my other outdated hardware.

Current system:
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13GHz 37 °C
Conroe 65nm Technology
3.00 GB DDR2
Dell Inc. 0WG864 (Microprocessor)
128MB GeForce 7300 LE (Dell) 59 °C
Hard Drives
149GB Seagate ST3160812AS (RAID) 33 °C
Optical Drives
Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM)

New GFX: GTX 650 Ti

Also, if there is another componnent or two that would be cheap and easy to replace (I'm looking at you, RAM) that would make it easier to make a board fit, I'd appreciate the suggestions.

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First guess
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2013 2:48 AM PDT
In reply to: MoBo replacement help

I'd look at newegg.com and geeks.com for -> Socket 775 <- motherboards. My bet is that's what you are seeking.

HOWEVER be aware the OS will not survive the move. As this is well discussed I'll stop here.

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"will not survive"?
by R_O_L_E_S / July 16, 2013 3:09 AM PDT
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Could you perhaps point me in the direction of an explanation as to why the OS would not survive? Do you mean I'll have to reinstall or buy a fresh copy? It's a retail version I installed fairly recently and not the original manufacturer OS.

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Sadly, the internet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2013 3:12 AM PDT
In reply to: "will not survive"?

As this is a Dell as well as many thousands of posts about folk that move a drive to another PC and Windows fails, I can't launch the millionth discussion about why Microsoft designed the OS to fail to boot when you move a drive.

Hope you understand that.

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I can't answer the reinstall or fresh copy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2013 3:14 AM PDT
In reply to: "will not survive"?

If it's the DELL OEM Windows, my bet is fresh copy. If it's just OEM or the full version then a reinstall is my bet. Again, all this is well discussed and your newer to this folk may demand more.

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by R_O_L_E_S / July 17, 2013 3:50 AM PDT

Looks like it'll just be a reinstall, then. The Dell came with Vista on it and then later I upgraded to my current retail copy of 7. I woulda been upset if I had to replace my copy of 7 after less than a year.

Thanks for your help. Much appreciated.

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(NT) Good to read. That retail copy has more rights.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2013 3:56 AM PDT
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