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Would this setup work or break? Please respond 3:

by BlueTigerxD / February 15, 2013 1:19 PM PST

I have a Dell inspiron 519. It is all factory parts except for the power supply and graphics card, forgot power supply but graphics card is Radeon 6570 HD. Wanting to get an intel i3 for gaming, because my current processor is bottlenecking graphics card ( I think..?) My motherboard only has AM2 sockets available, so I'm getting a new one of that also. I was thinking of getting a
Intel DH67BL Intel H67 Socket 1155 mATX Motherboard w/HDMI, DVI, eSATA & GbLAN because it is cheap ($65) and using it with the intel i3 3.4 ghz processor. Is this compatible, do I need anything else? Going to purchase it tommorow, I'm a noob with computers, but I think it's compatible.

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Work or break
by Bob__B / February 15, 2013 10:11 PM PST

It looks like the cpu and the mobo are a match.

Planning on using the Dell supplied OS?

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by BlueTigerxD / February 16, 2013 12:02 AM PST
In reply to: Work or break

Planning on just getting 2 2 gigs of RAM at Best Buy when I go in an hour. As for the OS, I'm just going to use windows Vista 64 bit that I'm using now? Keeping hard drive xD

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Ram is ram.......not
by Bob__B / February 16, 2013 5:55 AM PST
In reply to: RAM/OS

Since you want to game what you want is a kit..... 2x4GB@1333.

As for the OS, I'm just going to use windows Vista 64 bit that I'm using now?
Assuming that's the OS that came from Dell.
Notta wok.
The copy of Windows that Dell supplied is locked to the original machine.
If somehow you can get it to boot your going to get a Nasty-gram from Msft saying your a crook.

Your looking at buying a new OS.

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Some of the Dell cases ...
by Edward ODaniel / February 16, 2013 7:51 AM PST
In reply to: RAM/OS

are proprietary so check that the motherboard stand-offs on the case match the motherboard you plan on getting.

An OEM Operating System (the one that came installed on the Dell) LICENSE is locked to the motherboard of the system. While you may be able to install the OS it will be considered pirated and subject to a $10,000 fine. The exception would be if the OEM motherboard was damaged and the replacement motherboard was the same EXACT type or the manufacturer's replacement board for a discontinued motherboard (for an AMD CPU since that is what the system came with).

You can either get a retail version of whatever OS you want or you can get a cheaper OEM version but you will be your own support.

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