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Old 08-09-2004, 08:26 PM   #11
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Old 08-09-2004, 08:42 PM   #12
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Eh? Oh!

Then theres no bother - 98 is completely Activationless. Just put in the Motherboard and Processor and as long as Windows recognises it - which will be interesting as its so old - then it'll install and work.
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Old 08-09-2004, 09:49 PM   #13
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UR SURE!?!? I've been told that it will be a serious problem if I don't reinstall the OS.
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Nope, on XP it woudl have been because of the Activation and Authentication Problems - but had yuo said you had 98 at the beginning we would have said just that. It really doesn't matter. It would be recommended and cleaner and easier and faster were you to reinstall the OS too but it isn't neccersary.
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Old 08-09-2004, 11:07 PM   #15
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Three more questions:

How would I gauge the amount of power I would need for a new cpu/mobo combo?

How can I check the amount of power I can currently support?

Do you think the following components would be compatible with eachother or should I reconsider on some of them?

-nVidia GeForce4 MX440 128MB Dual DDR 8X AGP W/TV+DVI

-AMD Athlon 64 2800+

- Chaintech VNF3250 K8 Socket 754 nForce3 250 800FSB DDR400 AGP8X

- GENERIC 256MB DDR400 (400MHZ) SDRAM PC3200 184pin DIMM MEMORY. DDR SDRAM

Thankx for your input
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Yep it looks like all that stuff should work swell. For a system like that I would recommed a 350W PSU.
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Gibant had a link to a Power Tester - to tell you the presice Wattage needed. PM Gibant about it.
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