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1st Time Doing a Mobo & CPU Swap ... HELP!

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October 11, 2010 4:14:56 PM

Hi, I plan to (just) swap my current mobo and CPU. It's my 1st time. Can someone let me know if I'm on the right track. Thanks.

Current setup:
Asus P5LD2 Deluxe mobo
Pentium D 840 3.2 GHz CPU
Win XP Pro, SP3
3 Gb DDR2 system RAM
Nvidia 9500GT video card
LG DVD Reader
450W power supply

New setup:
Asus P5P43TD/USB3 mobo + Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06 GHz CPU
and
Win XP Pro, SP3
3 Gb DDR2 system RAM
Nvidia 9500GT video card
LG DVD Reader
450W power supply

Plan:
So I will just take out the old mobo, put the new mobo + new CPU in the computer case. Put the DDR2 ram on new mobo. Put the 9500GT on new mobo. Connect the power supplies to my hard drive, new mobo, LG DVD reader. Connect the CPU/mobo fans. Boot up the computer, update drivers if needed, and done. Just like that, right? Am I missing something?

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October 11, 2010 4:28:23 PM

That mobo is DDR3 and you have DDR2.
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October 11, 2010 10:32:46 PM

like I said do you have the CPU already?
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October 12, 2010 1:20:17 AM

blackpanther26 said:
like I said do you have the CPU already?


Nope, I'm just in the planning stage now.
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October 12, 2010 1:23:01 AM

mosox said:
That mobo is DDR3 and you have DDR2.


Good point. I knew I missed something. Thanks for your help.
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October 12, 2010 12:06:31 PM

From your basic configuration, I assume you would like an AMD configuration.

BTW : if you want use your old RAM, you can find any AM2+ mobo with DDR2. This way you have just to buy a mobo and an X4.
This way, you can keep almost everything except your old proc and mobo.
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