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Will this motherboard work in my pc? please help.

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March 12, 2012 3:02:56 AM

Ok, I'm replacing my old intel D945gcl motherboard with a new motherboard, because i recently bought a processor, ( the core 2 duo E6550 4mb 1333 FSB) and when I installed it the pc turned on but the screen was black. So I found out my mobo only goes to 1066fsb. so I 'm replacing it. only thing is, i'm not sure if this mobo would be good enough.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Also, I hear that brand computers like dell etc has problems when using new motherboards. my computer is an Emachines T5224. will my pc let me install a new motherboard? and if so, will I need to re-install windows once I do it? the pc came with windows vista by the way.

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March 12, 2012 3:09:19 AM

If you get a new motherboard you will need to wipe your hard drive and re install a new copy of windows which is $100.
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March 12, 2012 3:16:48 AM

wait, wipe my hard drive? what do you mean? ( and thanks for responding)
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a b V Motherboard
March 12, 2012 3:18:38 AM

When you install windows you have to format your hard drive thus losing everything on it, so you first have to copy the drive onto an external and connect the external after it is up and running again and transfer back the important programs/ information.
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March 12, 2012 4:09:52 AM

andrewcarr said:
When you install windows you have to format your hard drive thus losing everything on it, so you first have to copy the drive onto an external and connect the external after it is up and running again and transfer back the important programs/ information.




well I dont have an external hard drive...but I do have a 4gig usb adapter. I'll use that to only get important files and drop them inside. other than that, do i really need an external hard drive? I really dont need anything in my hard drive. and reforming is like reseting the partition right?
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a b V Motherboard
March 13, 2012 12:43:35 AM

If you can fit everything of importance onto that then you are fine, just remember anything else important that you later realize, you can't ever get back. Yes formatting will reset the partition and you will want to create a new one when you are re-installing windows (I honestly don't know why but apparently you always want the 100 mb partition, which is the smallest size you can make it).
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