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New cpu and MOBO

by sjac / September 21, 2004 2:30 AM PDT

An old system died and I am replacing the CPU MOBO and memory.
CPU= Athlon 64 3000
Memory = 2 512 meg DDR 3200
400 Watt Power Supply

I am going to hook up a WD 200 gig HD that was in the old system.
This Drive is partioned with Windows XP on the C: Drive.
Can you give me any ideas on what problems I will run into and how I can avoid them?

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Re: New cpu and MOBO
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 21, 2004 2:41 AM PDT
In reply to: New cpu and MOBO

That 64-bit CPU can be 100 Watts of your power budget and you will want another 100 as "spare" to keep out of trouble. Here's why...


Next you'll need a super case to lat the heat out.

The next problem. XP and drives over 127GB will not partition past 127GB as ... XP doesn't support such until SP1. If you can slipstream SP2 into your XP OS, then you can avoid many issues. Look up discussions about AUTOSTREAMER in these forums or google.com

The final problem is that the newer Windows OSes don't transplant from machine to machine. You can find numerous posts where people don't have a backup of what they can't lose and move the drive only to discover... Where did it all go.


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Re: New cpu and MOBO/and more to add
by Steven Haninger / September 21, 2004 3:09 AM PDT
In reply to: New cpu and MOBO

You asked what problems you will have with the hookup. As well as what Bob said, XP will see the hardware changes and will probably not boot. Be ready with your licensed copy of XP (not a recovery disk). Doing a repair installation is the best way to keep from reloading apps and losing data but this is no guaranteed. Have your driver and other disks ready. Copy critical user data from the HD before hooking it up and good luck with it.

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