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Upgrading Mobo and CPU

by lisa_blakey / June 9, 2012 2:52 AM PDT

I am upgrading my mobo (and consequently my cpu). I know to make sure I am grounded, I made sure everything would fit and work as a "team" with the remaining components prior to purchase, I know how to put everything back together, yet I can't shake this nagging feeling that I have forgotten some step. In the past, when I upgraded, I started over from scratch, building a new PC, but this time I am just adding parts. Prior to diving in, I want to make sure I have everything ready to go. Can anyone think of something I am forgetting (e.g. do I have to do something with the hard drives to get them ready for the new mobo), or am I just freaking myself out?

Thanks - and please be kind

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Sounds like your're OK but just one tip
by Steven Haninger / June 9, 2012 5:48 AM PDT
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If you have any add-in cards, I'd not tighten the MB screws until those are nicely seated. Leave the MB to "float" ever so slightly, insert the add-ins and then snug the screws. This helps prevent some odd pressures on components that can cause things to want to pop out or develop poor electrical connections.

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(NT) What MB, CPU and RAM are you installing ?
by VAPCMD / June 9, 2012 9:53 AM PDT
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Upgrading
by pgc3 / June 10, 2012 2:55 AM PDT
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TAKE YOUR TIME! As long as you are certain that everything is compatible you should be OK. The first thing I'd wonder about in doing an upgrade is if the PSU is adequate to handling the new hardware, if it is, go for it! Have fun and good luck!!!

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Your OS?
by shafiqkhan31 / June 13, 2012 8:27 PM PDT
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Have you thought about if your OS system, if Microsoft, will be activated on your new MoBO ?

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