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I'm pretty sure it would, but mind as well ask. Plus I have another question.

From a:
A64 3000+ @ 2.6/2.7Ghz (2.7Ghz = only if its cold out)
Biostar TForce 6100
1GB of RAM (DDR 3200; Wintec Ampo)
7600GT
Etc,

To a:
Core 2 Duo E6300
ECS P4M890T-M2 Mobo
1GB of RAM (DDR 3200; Wintec Ampo)
7600GT
Etc,

Reason I ask is I heard C2D's are severely crippled with DDR. The mobo allows DDR and DDR2, but I don't have DDR2. Reason I ask is because I'm about to cry since the rig in my sig sits in the living room downloading stuff for my sister. And thats it. Thinking about swapping them out.

Other question.

I know I can't just swap processors/mobos and expect it to work, so I need to know a way to not harm the computer or screw up the OS, just something that'll make it so at least my story is somewhat believable. (Thinking of doing something with the MBR, pop in the disc, restore, and if she asks where AIM and such is, just install and said they musta got deleted or something.)

I asked her if she wanted to swap a while back and she said yeah. Asked her again about a week ago and said she didn't want to "be bothered with it." When I asked her why she said she didn't want to wait for me to do it. So I figure I do it when shes at work.

And she saves all her stuff to her ipod. Videos. Movies. Music. Games. Homework. Etc. Don't have to worry about backing anything up.

I know some people may say "don't do it", but I paid for everything except the mobo, which was only $50. I got a good deal on the C2D, so we went in half. So yeah. If you are going to flame me for doing what you think is "wrong", don't post. I know it might not be 100% ethical, but hey.
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ok I would say do it, if you TRUELY DESIRE it. Ok next, read an article on pcgamer told me how to swap mobos without having to reinstall OS, December 2006 article (1 with MTW2 on front, page 110) pick up a copy if you can. I'll walk you through it if you do decide to do it.
   
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I don't need to backup anything on my computer either.
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Bump.
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Would just editing the boot.ini file and not touching the boot.ini.bak file still give an error on start-up?
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