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May 3, 2005 11:08:55 PM

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After investigating every cause I can think of for spontaneous reboots on a
P4C800ED I would like to swap out the motherboard with a new one. I have new
memory and a P4e3.0gig that I would install at the same time. There are a
lot of programs installed on the original drive C hard disk and I wonder if
I can just install that? I haven't done this for years and the last time
seem to remember it didn't work.

So-- The O.S. is XPPro SP2. Can I expect that to work okay with a new
motherboard and cpu or is it reformat and re-install time?


--
jherringshaw@mindspring.com
Janet Herringshaw
MD2MD
Pescadero, CA
650-879-0546

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Anonymous
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May 3, 2005 11:08:56 PM

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I'm considering buying this m/b and would like to put the fastest CPU
and RAM I can on it, but the manual is a bit confusing.

If I read it correctly, I should be able to drop the latest LGA775
Pentium 4 EE (the 3.73 GHz Prescott 1066MHz FSB) in with four sticks
of Samsung M378T6453FG0-CE6.

Also, that CPU supports EM64T, correct? So I should be able to run
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition on it, right? Is there any reason
I wouldn't want to? If not, which video card with STABLE 64-bit
drivers is recommended?

Is setting AI Overclocking and DRAM Frequency to "Auto" enough to get
such a system to detect that it can run at FSB 1066 and actually do
so?

Thanks in advance!
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
May 3, 2005 11:08:56 PM

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If you change the motherboard in an XP OS computer, then you MUST reformat
the harddrive and reinstall the OS. Otherwise you will suffer ongoing nasty
Registry errors and data corruption.

--
DaveW



"Janet Herringshaw" <jherringshaw@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:b%Pde.5645$BE3.3212@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> After investigating every cause I can think of for spontaneous reboots on
> a
> P4C800ED I would like to swap out the motherboard with a new one. I have
> new
> memory and a P4e3.0gig that I would install at the same time. There are a
> lot of programs installed on the original drive C hard disk and I wonder
> if
> I can just install that? I haven't done this for years and the last time
> seem to remember it didn't work.
>
> So-- The O.S. is XPPro SP2. Can I expect that to work okay with a new
> motherboard and cpu or is it reformat and re-install time?
>
>
> --
> jherringshaw@mindspring.com
> Janet Herringshaw
> MD2MD
> Pescadero, CA
> 650-879-0546
>
>
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
May 3, 2005 11:38:04 PM

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You have to 'repair the installation'
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;824125


"Janet Herringshaw" <jherringshaw@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:b%Pde.5645$BE3.3212@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> After investigating every cause I can think of for spontaneous reboots on
a
> P4C800ED I would like to swap out the motherboard with a new one. I have
new
> memory and a P4e3.0gig that I would install at the same time. There are a
> lot of programs installed on the original drive C hard disk and I wonder
if
> I can just install that? I haven't done this for years and the last time
> seem to remember it didn't work.
>
> So-- The O.S. is XPPro SP2. Can I expect that to work okay with a new
> motherboard and cpu or is it reformat and re-install time?
>
>
> --
> jherringshaw@mindspring.com
> Janet Herringshaw
> MD2MD
> Pescadero, CA
> 650-879-0546
>
>
May 4, 2005 12:42:35 AM

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Per DaveW:
>If you change the motherboard in an XP OS computer, then you MUST reformat
>the harddrive and reinstall the OS. Otherwise you will suffer ongoing nasty
>Registry errors and data corruption.

Same thing for 2000 Pro?
--
PeteCresswell
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
May 4, 2005 4:54:21 AM

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Not neccessary - I've never done it, after numerous upgrades on various sys


"(Pete Cresswell)" <x@y.z.invalid> wrote in message
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> Per DaveW:
> >If you change the motherboard in an XP OS computer, then you MUST
reformat
> >the harddrive and reinstall the OS. Otherwise you will suffer ongoing
nasty
> >Registry errors and data corruption.
>
> Same thing for 2000 Pro?
> --
> PeteCresswell
May 4, 2005 7:30:51 AM

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In article <m3br7r6hyv.fsf_-_@yakisoba.forte-intl.com>, Ronald Cole
<ronald@forte-intl.com> wrote:

> I'm considering buying this m/b and would like to put the fastest CPU
> and RAM I can on it, but the manual is a bit confusing.
>
> If I read it correctly, I should be able to drop the latest LGA775
> Pentium 4 EE (the 3.73 GHz Prescott 1066MHz FSB) in with four sticks
> of Samsung M378T6453FG0-CE6.
>
> Also, that CPU supports EM64T, correct? So I should be able to run
> Windows XP Professional x64 Edition on it, right? Is there any reason
> I wouldn't want to? If not, which video card with STABLE 64-bit
> drivers is recommended?
>
> Is setting AI Overclocking and DRAM Frequency to "Auto" enough to get
> such a system to detect that it can run at FSB 1066 and actually do
> so?
>
> Thanks in advance!

Normally I'd suggest starting with the processorfinder.intel.com
web page, but not all the processors seem to be properly listed
there.

If you start at the processor product page:

http://www.intel.com/products/processor/index.htm?iid=H...

then go to the extreme edition page, it says EM64T support is
there. (I prefer to see the support listed versus the exact model
of processor, as web pages like this are likely not updated
frequently.)

http://www.intel.com/products/processor/pentium4HTXE/in...

Proof of EM64T is in the datasheet for the 3.73GHz/FSB1066 processor.
http://download.intel.com/design/Pentium4/datashts/3063...

This Intel chipset page says DDR2-533 CAS3? is what Intel considers
the top performance level...

http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/925xe/index.htm

The natural (1:1) clock ratio would be FSB1066 and DDR2-533. Both
use 266MHz clock. The Asus motherboard manual mentions support
for DDR2-711, which is a 3:4 ratio from CPU to memory. I think this
comes from Intel's support for both DDR2-400 and DDR2-533 when the
FSB is FSB800 - the 3:4 ratio comes from the attempt to support
DDR2-533 at FSB800. Then, when you run at FSB1066, the supported
memory speeds should become DDR2-533 and DDR2-711.

This Samsung page lists your 512MB memory choice as 5-5-5 memory
at DDR2-667.

http://www.samsung.com/Products/Semiconductor/DRAM/DDR2...

Here are some alternate memories:

DDR2-800 at 5-5-5-10, available as 2x512MB or 2x1024MB.

http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_ddr2_p...

DDR2-800 at 4-3-3-8, available as 2x512MB

http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_ddr2_p...

The only comparison of two versus four DIMMs I can find.
http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2288&p=3

This article compares running at 711 versus 533, and winrar
gets a 2% performance improvement from the faster memory.
This article also explains what memory settings are available.

http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20041101/index.html

Anandtech reviews performance of some low latency DDR2.
http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2306

An earlier review of first gen DDR2, suggesting overclocking
works very well with DDR2 memories.
http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2112

It is possible four sticks of the lower latency RAM will run
at the same settings as two sticks of the higher latency
RAM (of the OCZ found above - and assuming a +1 CAS
latency penalty for using four DIMMs). It is too bad that
Wesley did not list the command rate when running four sticks,
or provide even a memtest86 bandwidth reading for that config,
so we could get some idea of whether the chipset suffers
a penalty with four sticks.

With the memory ratings not lining up with the motherboard
settings, it makes it very hard to find just
the right combination of RAM to use. 2x1024 would be a
desirable RAM configuration, if some with decent latency
could be found. Maybe those 5-5-5 DDR2-800 ones above would
be the least hassle to use, if 711 was your only target.
The OCZ-4200EB 3-2-2-8 2x1024MB memory could be run at
DDR2-533, leaving DDR2-711 as an overclocking experiment.
I cannot find enough review data to decide which is the best
course of action.

The FSB1066 processor has three BSEL pins on the bottom. They
automatically encode FSB1066 as the desired operating
frequency. But, I would never trust totally automatic settings.
At the very least, get a copy of CPUZ and verify that the BIOS
is setting the frequencies and memory timings according to the
manufacturer's specs. Depending on which memory strategy you
use, you could spend quite a bit of time tuning the memory
manually for best performance. The DDR2-800 5-5-5 memory
would be close to automatic, but not very aggressive. (I.e.
Asus may not select DDR2-711 by default, but may require the
user to switch from a default of DDR2-533. So, you may have
at least one setting to make, to get memory running at 711.
I doubt that decision would be automatically done for you.)

Post back with your experiences, as there is not a lot of
info on DDR2 to be had.

HTH,
Paul
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
May 4, 2005 12:32:32 PM

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"Janet Herringshaw" <jherringshaw@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:b%Pde.5645$BE3.3212@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> After investigating every cause I can think of for spontaneous reboots on
a
> P4C800ED I would like to swap out the motherboard with a new one. I have
new
> memory and a P4e3.0gig that I would install at the same time. There are a
> lot of programs installed on the original drive C hard disk and I wonder
if
> I can just install that? I haven't done this for years and the last time
> seem to remember it didn't work.
>
> So-- The O.S. is XPPro SP2. Can I expect that to work okay with a new
> motherboard and cpu or is it reformat and re-install time?
>
>
> --
> jherringshaw@mindspring.com
> Janet Herringshaw
> MD2MD
> Pescadero, CA
> 650-879-0546
>


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;824125
May 4, 2005 6:11:42 PM

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Dave, its time for you to do a repair and actually learn what it does, and
that this incessantly incorrect advice is tiresome.

- Tim

"DaveW" <none@zero.org> wrote in message
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> If you change the motherboard in an XP OS computer, then you MUST reformat
> the harddrive and reinstall the OS. Otherwise you will suffer ongoing
> nasty Registry errors and data corruption.
>
> --
> DaveW
>
>
>
> "Janet Herringshaw" <jherringshaw@mindspring.com> wrote in message
> news:b%Pde.5645$BE3.3212@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
>> After investigating every cause I can think of for spontaneous reboots on
>> a
>> P4C800ED I would like to swap out the motherboard with a new one. I have
>> new
>> memory and a P4e3.0gig that I would install at the same time. There are a
>> lot of programs installed on the original drive C hard disk and I wonder
>> if
>> I can just install that? I haven't done this for years and the last time
>> seem to remember it didn't work.
>>
>> So-- The O.S. is XPPro SP2. Can I expect that to work okay with a new
>> motherboard and cpu or is it reformat and re-install time?
>>
>>
>> --
>> jherringshaw@mindspring.com
>> Janet Herringshaw
>> MD2MD
>> Pescadero, CA
>> 650-879-0546
>>
>>
>
>
!