So I ordered (and have mostly received) all the parts for a brand new system except the CPU, I'm waiting for Core 2 Duo. If the CPU's are available Thur, I'm happy. If it turns out it's going to be a while, I want to know if it's okay to pop in an old CPU into my otherwise brand new machine to tide me over while I configure the system, set up my hard drive, etc. So really there are two questions:
1. In general, is a CPU swap like this advisable, or is it advisable to reinstall Windows after such a move (as I have read it is smart to do after installing a new motherboard).