Solved New Mobo compatability with HDD Tags: Homebuilt CPUs Hard Drives Windows XP Systems Product Last response: December 28, 2009 5:46 PM in Systems Share andersonj21 December 28, 2009 3:36:51 PM My friend's crappy emachines pc died (heat sink clip broke off). I was thinking of buying a new mobo, cpu, RAM, and case and re-using the existing PSU, DVD-ROM, and Hard Drive w/ Windows XP. Here's the motherboard I was looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128388 And the CPU: Either this one... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116265 or this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116072 Please help me decide on which of these cpu's is better. My main question is: Will I be able to use the old hard drive (with Windows XP already installed) with the new hardware or will there be problems? It is IDE (the mobo I selected has an IDE slot so we're good there.) - Thanks More about : mobo compatability hdd Best solution dndhatcher a b B Homebuilt system December 28, 2009 5:32:48 PM Changing the motherboard will require re-installing the OS. Share andersonj21 December 28, 2009 5:41:00 PM Thanks. Any suggestion on which CPU to go with? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer evongugg a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs December 28, 2009 5:46:54 PM e5200 CPU will be about 7% faster than the Celeron e3200. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Bought new mobo and have compatability question about HDD Forum SolvedNew HDD compatible with My Old MOBO? Forum HDD and Mobo compatability Forum SolvedTransferring old HDD and SSD into new PC with new Mobo Forum SolvedNew Mobo doesn't take my old HDD cable? Forum SolvedNew MOBO New CPU Old HDD Forum SolvedComputer Lock ups After new Mobo and HDD Forum SolvedPci-e compatability for a new card with old mobo Forum Solvedtransferring HDD and SSD to new mobo Forum SolvedHow to use my old HDD on a new mobo/cpu? Forum Solvedbuying new HDD do I need a new OS and MOBO? Forum SolvedNew MoBo / CPU. Same HDD / Memory / Vid Card Forum SolvedInstalled Windows 7 (OEM) onto HDD and MOBO, had to return MOBO, will I get a new product key? Forum SolvedInstalling Vista on a new Mobo from an HDD? Forum Solved[Build Help] Can I Migrate Unformatted HDD (with Data) to New Mobo with a Different SSD Boot Drive? Forum SolvedUpgrading Mobo/cpu + new SSD. How do I start SSD/HDD and OS wise?? Forum SolvedNew Mobo wont recognise old HDD Forum SolvedHow to Prepare HDD for new Mobo and CPU? Forum SolvedWhy the need for HDD wipe when installing new Mobo? Forum SolvedUsing old HDD with new mobo and cpu? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !