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I just got a new case and motherboard for my pc, using my old hard drive, however its seems a ton slower than usual

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March 1, 2014 8:37:24 AM

I just got a new case and motherboard for my pc, using my old hard drive, however its seems a ton slower than usual. When i play games like battlefield, i have around 120 fps but i get unusual lag spikes occasionally. Please anyone help.
pc specs
gtx 770
coolmax 800w
750 wd hdd
corsair 250d
also my internet seems extermely sluggish
p8 z77i deluxe
h100i cooler
8gb ripjaws x ram

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a c 527 V Motherboard
March 1, 2014 9:05:56 AM

When you installed the old hard drive, did you re-install your OS? If not, this is likely the problem. The old OS installation still has pointers, drivers, and registry settings pointing back to your old motherboard. A fresh OS installation would remove these and likely clear up any issues you're having.

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March 1, 2014 9:11:07 AM

So wolf, is i do a clean os install will i have to use a new windows, and will it delete all my stuff
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March 1, 2014 9:11:51 AM

Wolfshadw said:
When you installed the old hard drive, did you re-install your OS? If not, this is likely the problem. The old OS installation still has pointers, drivers, and registry settings pointing back to your old motherboard. A fresh OS installation would remove these and likely clear up any issues you're having.

-Wolf sends

So wolf, is i do a clean os install will i have to use a new windows, and will it delete all my stuff
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a c 527 V Motherboard
March 1, 2014 9:16:47 AM

Will you need a new Windows license: Legally, yes. Reality, not likely. Most people have not had any problems re-using an old/already used Windows Product code. With Windows 7, online activation may fail and you'll be required to phone Microsoft. With Windows 8, you should not have any problems. All of this assumes that this Windows license is not being used on any other computer system.

A fresh installation does mean you will lose all your programs that you've installed and they will need to be re-installed. Any data files should be backed up to a separate hard drive before performing the re-install of the OS.

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March 1, 2014 9:23:17 AM

Wolfshadw said:
Will you need a new Windows license: Legally, yes. Reality, not likely. Most people have not had any problems re-using an old/already used Windows Product code. With Windows 7, online activation may fail and you'll be required to phone Microsoft. With Windows 8, you should not have any problems. All of this assumes that this Windows license is not being used on any other computer system.

A fresh installation does mean you will lose all your programs that you've installed and they will need to be re-installed. Any data files should be backed up to a separate hard drive before performing the re-install of the OS.

-Wolf sends

are there any alternatives

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March 1, 2014 9:23:41 AM

i have 600 gigabytes woth of stuff
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a c 527 V Motherboard
March 1, 2014 9:34:15 AM

600GB of installed programs? You're in for a long weekend (no, no alternatives)
600GB of data? Just move it to another hard drive.

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March 1, 2014 9:35:34 AM

Wolfshadw said:
600GB of installed programs? You're in for a long weekend (no, no alternatives)
600GB of data? Just move it to another hard drive.

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I DONT HAVE ANOTHER HARDDRIVE lol okay.
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a c 527 V Motherboard
March 1, 2014 9:37:24 AM

Then I'd recommend putting up with the lag until you can afford to purchase at least a 750GB or 1TB drive.

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March 1, 2014 9:51:05 AM

Wolfshadw said:
Then I'd recommend putting up with the lag until you can afford to purchase at least a 750GB or 1TB drive.

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my brother has a portable hdd i can borrow,
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a c 527 V Motherboard
March 1, 2014 9:57:18 AM

If it has enough space to store your data (documents, music, videos, images, etc...) then use it. Again, programs will need to be re-installed.

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