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Upgrade Precautions

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by MOBO, 2004/07/26.

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  1. 2004/07/26
    MOBO

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    I am going to uppgrade my current motherboard to a newer more better one.

    Are there any precautions that i should do before going on with this?
     
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    Steve R Jones

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    It's almost a 50/50 chance that windows will choke to death when finds the new mobo. Meaning it might not bootup...
     

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    With the variety of CPUs and RAM modules available it is worth double checking that your current ones are compatible with the new motherboard. Some suppliers offer bundles (CPU, RAM & motherbaord) and these help you avoid any compatibility issues.

    Oh for the days of Socket 7!
     
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    Amen to this. The first time that I upgraded my board and CPU, I wound up having to replace the RAM & HD also (not all that more expensive, but more than I had planned on paying for). I recommend contacting the board manufacturer to find out what components THEY use for bench testing.
     
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    What are you upgrading to?
     
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    No OOM available.

    MOBO,

    This thread might be of interest.
     
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    I am upgrading because my current board is not AGP 8X and doesnt have alot of components built in.
     
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