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2 years ago#1
Now that I have my system squared way, my friend got released from his job. He was planing on upgrading his rig, but now he no longer has the means. I have a 965 phenom and a 760 mobo to go with it (including 4 gigs of ram) and I wanted to know if there is any way he can use it without having to do a complete wipe of his hard drive? And I highly doubt his mobo supports 125w CPU's since he has a phenom X3 in it. As for his mobo, I have no idea what it it since its one from and HP cp.
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2 years ago#2
I'm not sure if there's anyway around it. He can try to uninstall the chipset,onboard drivers, audio and video drivers as well if any and give it a shot. He will still have to back everything up if that doesn't work.

I say just back everything up and do a clean install of Windows or whatever OS he uses, just to avoid any issues.
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2 years ago#3
MC RaZaR posted...
I'm not sure if there's anyway around it. He can try to uninstall the chipset,onboard drivers, audio and video drivers as well if any and give it a shot. He will still have to back everything up if that doesn't work.

I say just back everything up and do a clean install of Windows or whatever OS he uses, just to avoid any issues.


I know, but he has over 300 games that will probably need to be reinstalled. I was just trying to cut back on some loss of time with reinstalling stuff back. And I did a fresh install of windows 7 with my new mobo and somehow lost 300 photos and 700 songs. They didnt fully back up :(
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" The capacity to learn is a gift;The ability to learn is a skill;The willingness to learn is a choice" Gamer Tag XT356 my pc:pcpartpicker.com/p/1wSB1
2 years ago#4
He could install the new parts and just drop the new HDD in and see if it worked. I know that I was able to take the HDD from my laptop, use that for a while without installing a new OS, and put it back without any issues (besides having to swap drivers).
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