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Old 06-28-2006, 02:25 AM   #11
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I think ur old cpu would be a 478 pin and if u were to change ur mobo to pci express i dont think u can buy a board with that slot. you would need to get a 775 or 939 pin mobo aswell a new cpu that gose in the slot
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Old 06-28-2006, 01:40 PM   #12
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If you got a new mobo, you would need a new processor, as the sockets have changed. But now most mobos have went to 24-pin power supplys, so you would either need a new PSU or a 20-pin to 24-pin adapter. The RAM might change, depending on whether or not the slots change. But that should be all that changes.
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:45 PM   #13
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Thanks again for the quick responses guys, that leaves me with one more question. If I do replace my Mobo and processor, will I need to reformat my hard drive or anything like that? Or will I be able to plug and go. I don't have two hard drives to back everything up and I really don't wanna lose everything I have on my hard drive now.

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Jake,

It should just be plug and play. You will need to configure the BIOS and maybe install drivers in Windows, but no format is necessary.
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