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Thread: Moving old HD to new MB




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    Here's my situation. The lady I work for has a Dell that the mobo has gone bad. I called Dell and they want $300 = just to send me a new motherboard. They MUST be joking. After I told the guy to pull his thumb out of his ass, I decided I'll skip the Dell branded and get my own case and new mobo. My question is..How do I transfer over the old drive onto the new motherboard. Since the HD will be looking for old drivers for the Dell board, how do I get this to work? Or am I making this out to be harder than it really has to be? Thanks in advance folks.

    PS Any reccomendations on a good mobo that supports a socket 423 with a P4 1.6Ghz and some RDRAM 600?

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    You should get a driver CD with the new mobo, but I'd recommend also wiping the HD and starting fresh if it's feasible (if you have the installation disks for all the software). As far as the motherboard...that's kind of a weird combination (Socket 423 and RDRAM). You might have to do some digging....maybe try newegg.com or pricewatch.com.
    XPCBOX X-Cool case (black)
    2x120mm case fans
    7x80mm case fans
    ECS/PC Chips P.O.S. mobo
    P4 1.7GHz
    (to be OC'd soon w/ new P4B533)
    Thermaltake Volcano 7+
    256MB DDR @ 266MHz (temp)
    AOpen nVidia GeForece4 MX440 64MB
    (OC'd to 300MHz Core, 401MHz
    DDR)

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    Yep it "should" work but I would make some backup's of programs/files you want to keep just incase.
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    oh...absolutely back it up first
    XPCBOX X-Cool case (black)
    2x120mm case fans
    7x80mm case fans
    ECS/PC Chips P.O.S. mobo
    P4 1.7GHz
    (to be OC'd soon w/ new P4B533)
    Thermaltake Volcano 7+
    256MB DDR @ 266MHz (temp)
    AOpen nVidia GeForece4 MX440 64MB
    (OC'd to 300MHz Core, 401MHz
    DDR)

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    Yeah it was hard finding a mobo with that configuration. I ended up getting a mobo with DDR 266 support. I'm going to put my lowly PC2100 in her computer, and I ordered some Corsair XMS PC3500 for my computer to replace the PC2100. Best part is that the company is paying for everything!! How's that for trading up? I love my job!!!!!!

    Thanks for all the reccomendations guys. I really appreciate it.

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