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Now hypothetically if I do decide to get the p67 and 2500k, would/should I need to get new RAM? Running older versions of rigjaws 1600

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Aside from reinstalling drivers, which Windows should do automatically, you'd have to reactivate. That's pretty much it. The phone system takes you about five to ten minutes.
Small issue.. I had purchased an "student" version of w7 pro when they had that promotion. Little did I know i had to have a windows OS installed already because it was an upgrade. So we'll leave things at that on activating.
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Came from a PII X4 955 BE and got an i5-2500K, got noticeably improved framerates in games like BF:BC2 and SC2.

You might be able to get away without reformatting, but don't be surprised if you get some BSODs or odd messages in the device manager. You're better off reformatting, it's something I do once every few months anyway
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Now hypothetically if I do decide to get the p67 and 2500k, would/should I need to get new RAM? Running older versions of rigjaws 1600
Depends on the motherboard. You can look up what your new motherboard supports, and see if it compares to your current RAM (use Crucial.com, or search Newegg with the make/model number and look at the tech specs/details).

I was able to salvage my PC3-12800 DDR3 RAM from my Phenom build for my i5-2500K build.
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Now hypothetically if I do decide to get the p67 and 2500k, would/should I need to get new RAM? Running older versions of rigjaws 1600
Nah, they will be safe. The only bad thing about using 1.65V memory is that it's not really safe to go higher than 1.65V.
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Now hypothetically if I do decide to get the p67 and 2500k, would/should I need to get new RAM? Running older versions of rigjaws 1600



Small issue.. I had purchased an "student" version of w7 pro when they had that promotion. Little did I know i had to have a windows OS installed already because it was an upgrade. So we'll leave things at that on activating.
On the RAM, they should be fine.

On the small issue, that's fine too. All that really matters is that you are only installing windows on one machine.
    
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Now hypothetically if I do decide to get the p67 and 2500k, would/should I need to get new RAM? Running older versions of rigjaws 1600



Small issue.. I had purchased an "student" version of w7 pro when they had that promotion. Little did I know i had to have a windows OS installed already because it was an upgrade. So we'll leave things at that on activating.
Even the Upgrade version can perform a truly clean/fresh install. I can show you how if you decide to format and start over.
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Even the Upgrade version can perform a truly clean/fresh install. I can show you how if you decide to format and start over.
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I already know how to do a clean install with it Have done it twice (initially when i first put together my build) and second when I got an ssd
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I already know how to do a clean install with it Have done it twice (initially when i first put together my build) and second when I got an ssd
Then what's the issue? Or, what is the "small issue"?
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Then what's the issue? Or, what is the "small issue"?
There isnt one.. Just the way he made it sound before that I had to reactivate it, etc. I guess I shouldnt have used "small issue"
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