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    Wolfmight's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    Would i need to reinstall Windows XP Pro O/S to get the hardware configured correctly.... or hook it up and boot with the currently installed copy? Will it automaticly detect and configure? I'm thinkin about addin an Althon XP (already got a 1.2ghz 384mb ram, Gefore video, etc all other hardware compatable)

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    it should auto matically detect it. There might be a disk for the motherboard and processor which you would need at the first start up

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    You won't have to reinstall windows at all. Make sure your BIOS revision supports the CPU you intend to install. You might consider it a good time to flash your BIOS before replacing the CPU.

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    Is'nt the Bios on the motherboard?
    I'm going to get an Anthlon XP Mobo+Proccessor deal. (completely compatable)
    All I would do i unplug everything off my current mobo includeing the power supply from inside and also a few other wires. I have a current book explaining each part,function,etc on an amd mobo.

    btw got n e suggestions about faster proccessors comeing out?
    I'm looking for some good speed here


    My mobo and proccessor stats right now:

    < Processor(s) >
    Model: AMD Athlon™ processor
    Speed: 1.20GHz
    Model Number: 1198 (estimated)
    Performance Rating: PR1593 (estimated)
    Type: Standard
    L2 On-board Cache: 256kB ECC synchronous write-back

    < System Mainboard >
    Bus(es): ISA AGP PCI USB
    MP Support: No
    System BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG
    System Mainboard: SiS-730
    System Chipset: Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS730 CPU to PCI Bridge
    Front Side Bus Speed: 2x 100MHz (200MHz data rate)
    Installed Memory: 384MB SDRAM

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    Wolfmight, before changing the mobo you must uninstall the IDE controller. If you don&#39;t then Windows won&#39;t startup&#33;

    Do this by going to Computer Management -> Device Manager -> IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
    Now choose &#39;update driver&#39; for the master IDE controller (in you&#39;re case probably SIS IDE Controller). Pick &#39;Generic IDE&#39; (or something like that).

    Next shut down the compu and replace the mobo and other stuff. When finished keep you&#39;re fingers crossed and start it up again.

    If everythings OK let Windows XP do it&#39;s magic (can take a while, because it will install all new drivers).

    Good luck&#33;

    btw: This won&#39;t be neccesary if you only replace the CPU
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    Well this changes things... Why are you changing your motherboard?

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    Ah, hmm maybe i should just go with a new CPU only.
    Is it easy to swap em out? (like adding RAM?)
    I never really understood how you change the *chip*.
    Do i have to remove it with special tools etc..?

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    At the top of the &#39;Hardwareworld&#39; there is a pinned topic called "Want To Build Your Own Computer? Links to online tutorial" posted by Lamsey. There is a lot of information there including a CPU Installation guide.


    http://www6.tomshardware.com/howto/2002091...8/diy_2-03.html

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    are there other guides that explain how to make your own com? i want more... i read that one and it looks easy but i might miss some stuff

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    Best way to learn it imho is asking somebody with experience to help you do it.

    It never hurts to read though&#33; PCMech&#39;s Build Your Own series

    just search google for &#39;build own computer&#39; or &#39;howto build pc&#39; etc.
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