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As the title says really.

Been using the search function to find every thread I can regarding this, but thought I'd try and get some fresh opinions in any case.

Have no idea where my OS CD is, nor what the product key is. Haven't seen it for ages.

Went from AM2 to AM3 and it was fine, didn't have to do much really apart from install new drivers. But from what I understand, AMD to Intel is a whole different kettle of fish, no?

Hoping to go to a i5 2500k & Gigabyte P67A-UD3P from Phenom II 955 BE & MSI board. Just REAAAAALLY don't want to fork out another hundred quid for a new OS CD.
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You can either get an OS CD or download and install an OS using your old key if you had a multi use license. If you had an OEM license you probably won't be able to use your old key since the license is tied to the motherboard and you'll be changing other components as well. If you can sweet talk a Microsoft agent you may be able to re-use your old key.

You should format the drive(s) before you install the OS to the new build.
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Grazi.

I've just found my OS CD and whacked a WD Blue 500GB on to my order, so I'm going to use that as my main drive, hook up my old one afterwards and transfer everything I need over. Might even keep it and use it as a secondary drive. Can't just have it going to waste now, can I?

Might aswell order W7 Pro x64 and 4GB more RAM when I can, too.

Thanks again for your help.
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No problem. If you're overclocking, you will probably reach higher clocks with 2 occupied RAM slots instead of 4, so if you can get a 2X4GB RAM kit, it would be better.
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No problem. If you're overclocking, you will probably reach higher clocks with 2 occupied RAM slots instead of 4, so if you can get a 2X4GB RAM kit, it would be better.
I'm using 4x4GB in my P67 and runnin 5.0GHz 24/7. Hasn't seemed to knock my OC and I also have hyperthreading enabled as well.

There are some tricks for reinstalling your OS. You may be able to "repair" the install with the new MB and CPU.

Also if you use a multi key upgrade like the family pack, I got 3 keys for $125
Says you can't do a clean install and will error when trying to activate but there are work arounds to allow a clean install, especially if you are going from 32 to 64 bit
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I'm using 4x4GB in my P67 and runnin 5.0GHz 24/7. Hasn't seemed to knock my OC and I also have hyperthreading enabled as well.

There are some tricks for reinstalling your OS. You may be able to "repair" the install with the new MB and CPU.

Also if you use a multi key upgrade like the family pack, I got 3 keys for $125
Says you can't do a clean install and will error when trying to activate but there are work arounds to allow a clean install, especially if you are going from 32 to 64 bit
I'm not talking about CPU clocks.
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I have went from:

Intel P67
to
nForce 780a
to
AMD 890FX
to
Intel P55


No problems yet. Try it, if it doesn't work, then you have to fix it.
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