I am considering upgrading my mobo and cpu as I am dying to purchase a e8400 and my current board doesnt support 45nm.
A friend of mine advised me that he has had issues getting a previously installed hard drive to boot when upgrading to a mobo with a different chipset. (I'll likely go p35 or x38)
Is this true? I am would really like to avoid doing any more re-installs of os, games, and apps as I recently had to do one because of some hardware problems.
Otherwise I may just go with an e6750(6850?), keep the same mobo and upgrade both whenever nehalem drops since that will be based on a different socket anyway. Thoughts/Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300, Artic Cooler 7 CPU fan
MSI P6N Mobo 650i
2 Gigs G-Skill Ram PC6200 800mz
8800gts 640mb OC'd
Lite On 20x DVD burner
WD Raptor 10,000rpm 150gig
Seagate 7,200rpm 500gig
PC Power and Cooling 750watt psu