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Upgrading Dell Inspiron 560 Motherboard and CPU

by KuyaYeye / September 10, 2016 12:10 PM PDT

Hello everyone,

I just received my i5-3570K processor and P8B75-M LX Plus motherboard in the mail today and needed some advice on how to do this swap. I'm pretty tech savvy but as far as software issues are concerned I'm only mid-tier at best. I was wondering, I'm trying to avoid installing a new OS because I've dished out a lot of money already on my current computer build, money that I don't have. How would I install my new motherboard and CPU safely?

My current computer specs are:
VIVO ATX Mid Tower
Pentium Dual-Core E5700 @ 3.00 GHz/3.00 GHz (Dell Inspiron 560 OEM)
018D1Y Motherboard (Dell Inspiron 560 OEM)
EVGA GeForce GTX 950 Graphics Card
SP Brand 240GB SSD
Hitachi 7200 RPM 1TB HDD
2 Coolermaster Sickleflow 120mm fans
1 Coolermaster 80mm fan
1 120mm case fan
Off-brand DVD/R
Off-brand 750W PSU

I hope I didn't miss anything here but I need your help so I can finish this rig before school starts. Thank you

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Dead on arrival.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2016 12:33 PM PDT

The OS license dies with the motherboard change. This is well discussed so I'm unsure what the goals were here.

You have the SSD, you have an above average 950 video card so do tell why do this?

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by KuyaYeye / September 10, 2016 12:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Dead on arrival.

I understand that it dies but I'm trying to figure out the best method to approach this. I've heard of people doing swaps with no problems and I've heard others having to uninstall things under device driver. I was hoping this thread would eventually contain steps towards what to uninstall under the device manager because overall that's where I'm lost at.

I'm also aware this has been posted on several other threads. I've seen about 20 of them but my question is why do you feel the need to emphasize your snobbery to people that have genuine questions? You could be more constructive in your response and perhaps provide a link to another users thread.

Maybe I wasn't specific enough, I don't know. The PC culture surely is elitist. Thanks.

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It's still dead.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2016 1:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Thx

No one here can help you get around the license issue. In fact the forum policies forbid having a discussion about this.

I don't want to upset you but what you asked is "help me jack an OS."

That's not snobbery but robbery.

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nobody is being elitist
by renegade600 / September 10, 2016 1:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Thx

there are rules that must be followed. This forum has rules about not helping someone who is trying to bypass licensing rules.

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if using dell os
by renegade600 / September 10, 2016 1:02 PM PDT

if you are still using the original operating system tat came with your dell, or any oem/system builders copy, you WILL have to purchase a new copy to be legal. Though you may bet the current copy activated, it could be declared non genuine and lose activation at any time because it violates microsofts license.

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Let's say you want to get some help in migration.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 10, 2016 1:14 PM PDT
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If you want to make this legal
by Bob__B / September 10, 2016 6:34 PM PDT
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