HELP!!! 1st time PC Builder in need of a hand!!!

  Jsimbaz 15:48 03 Jan 05
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Currently I'm running:
AMD Athlon 1000MHZ
20GB HDD
Ati 9200SE GFX CARD (DVI)
640MB SD-RAM

I've sorta maxxed my current PC to it's limit!
and I want to upgrade to:

Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz Prescott Skt478 FSB800
Gigabyte GA-8S648FX-RZ MoBo
512MB DDR RAM

BUT...
I want to keep my existing HDD without re-installing anything!
I would also keep my GFX card.

Is this possible????

  spanneress 15:51 03 Jan 05

Which OS are you running on the existing PC? Why dont you just save your data and do a fresh install? A lot less complicated.

  woodchip 15:52 03 Jan 05

No you will need to reload. As the Motherboad Will be different and IDE etc drivers will all need to be reloade with the new board

  Jsimbaz 15:53 03 Jan 05

I'm running XP Pro - I can't re-install because I don't have the CD - it was pre-installed.

Can't I just put the old Hdd in the new PC???

  woodchip 15:58 03 Jan 05

You can try it but don't think you will have any go, plus you will have to setup XP again with Microsoft, as the configuration will have changed

  Rayuk 16:00 03 Jan 05

click here How to change motherboard without reinstalling.

  Jsimbaz 16:21 03 Jan 05

Thanks alot!

That should work, although it looks very complicated I will read through it a few times and then do the swap.

Thanks again

  whatchamacallit 19:02 03 Jan 05

Just saving link

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