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changing motherboard

by omiskypluto / May 3, 2007 2:36 AM PDT

i have a dell dimension 1100,pentium 4,intel 865 GV chipset,and i would like to upgrade to maybe a intel dual core or an AMD athlon processor motherboard,but before changing the motherboard what should i look into first and which brand is the best in all aspects including gaming?

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Beware that Operating System.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2007 2:49 AM PDT
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When adding up the costs of the new power supply, motherboard, CPU, RAM, etc. Be sure to factor in a copy of XP since the license on your Dell doesn't support change to the basic machine and could result in a failed OS install on the new machine.


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by steve749 / May 3, 2007 2:53 AM PDT
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If you change the motherboard and CPU, will the components still work? That's one question as well as will the copy of whatever Windows O/S you have install or is it an OEM version tied to that motherboard in the Dell? That's something I'd check into first before going too far down this road. Also, there are new AMD processors coming out later this year that may be considering if you can wait for them.


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