Re: Quick upgrade question
If the board you get is also socket 775, then yes, you can just drop your CPU in it, provided it supports C2Q processors.
If her current CPU is also socket 775, then her's will work in your board too, provided it has support for whatever CPU she has.
And for the hard drive, if your installation of Windows is Retail, then it should work straight away without format, otherwise if you have OEM, you will have to get a new key because your current one will be bound to your current motherboard. The only time you would have to format is if your current chipset drivers cause issues with your new ones (if you swap chipsets). You should have uninstalled them anyway before swapping the baords, but it is still possible to have remnants of it creating problems for you
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