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creep
02-12-00, 10:19 AM
im gonna change my motherboard and processor... is it possible for my computer to screw up in this transition?

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cableboy
02-12-00, 12:09 PM
hmmm. going to need alot more information than that! what mobo, processor, peripherals...

cb

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glussier
02-12-00, 01:26 PM
And you may have to think about replacing the box also if it's not an ATX.

Axgrinder
02-12-00, 01:47 PM
I've seen afew friends nickle & dime themselves and spend alot more then I did to get basiclly the same machine. If your going to upgrade mb & cpu then save another $60-75 and by a case, ATX formfactor will be around for awhile and you'll be getting a better pwr supply and that especcily important if your into overclocking. If your on a budget like most of us,spend your time before your money and look at all the local adds especialy from the smaller hardwear resalers good luck & have fun, I know how excited I get when I get to build a new machine!

creep
02-14-00, 09:44 PM
********! im back... i changed the motherboard and case and processor and everythin was crashing and errors ...so i had to format...piss me off!

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Axgrinder
02-14-00, 10:43 PM
Join the club,Murphy's Law: IF it can happen, it will. I've up graded a few times sence my first 8088, sometimes with success and sometimes in miserable failure, I've earned a degree in format and I'm not proud of it. Good Work anyway! L8r What did you build?


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Fixxer
02-16-00, 01:08 AM
its always a good idea to do a reinstall of win98 or whatever when you upgrade stuff like the CPU or Motherboard, anything else it doesn't matter so much. I upgraded my K6 233 to a K6-2 450 and my burner software corrupted.. go figure.. but I did a reinstall of win98 and all is perfect now. http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/biggrin.gif

bug
02-16-00, 03:37 AM
Anytime you do a hardware installation/upgrade, be fully prepared to do a reformat and OS reinstall. And that goes for any new progs also. If all goes well and you don't have to, consider yourself lucky......this time http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif

LikeAGlove
02-16-00, 11:36 PM
i fully agree with all of you.

creep: consider yourself lucky. http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif
an OS reinstall is the least of your worries. there are MANY hardware conflicts that could arise from upgrading a system, depending on the age of the components (PCI, AGP, ISA, EISA http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/tongue.gif)

you should definately be prepared to reinstall your OS when doing such a major change. methinks its a must. why? core OS drivers for things like pci-agp bus and the like (which is totally in the realm of a reasonable upgrade) will require different configurations. for more info, see the wonderful world of IRQs. http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif

hope everything is stable now.
cheers.

LikeAGlove
02-16-00, 11:37 PM
i fully agree with all of you.

creep: consider yourself lucky. http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif
an OS reinstall is the least of your worries. there are MANY hardware conflicts that could arise from upgrading a system, depending on the age of the components (PCI, AGP, ISA, EISA http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/tongue.gif)

you should definately be prepared to reinstall your OS when doing such a major change. methinks its a must. why? core OS drivers for things like pci-agp bus and the like (which is totally in the realm of a reasonable upgrade) will require different configurations. for more info, see the wonderful world of IRQs. http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif

hope everything is stable now.
cheers.

creep
02-17-00, 12:52 PM
yup everthin's fine now... formatted and installed all again... running better than before. obviously due to the new mobo and processor

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