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ie. could i just connect every thing to it turn it on and it works fine?
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ok so if im just swaping out motherboards and keeping everything else the same do i have to erase my hard drive?
it may well need to be reformatted ....the MOBO is the base of the rig & the OS is probably linked to it.....

if this is a HP rig u probably don't have the windows disc do u
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What kind of performance are you looking for. Depending on how much you want to spend, it may be cheaper to sell your system via craigslist or something like that and build your own. Upgrading this guy could cost just as much. After new motherboard, video card and CPU cooler, you probably could get a custom built PC that is ready to overclock for about the same.
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i got the recovery cd
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What kind of performance are you looking for. Depending on how much you want to spend, it may be cheaper to sell your system via craigslist or something like that and build your own. Upgrading this guy could cost just as much. After new motherboard, video card and CPU cooler, you probably could get a custom built PC that is ready to overclock for about the same.
I second this idea. Buying mobo, GPU, RAM is pretty much everything. Maybe you'll need better PSU too. Just sell it somewhere, save money until you have $1100+ and we'll help you build a good computer. If you wanna OC, it will be good exp to build everything your own. Once you get better, you'll build mobos by yourself.
    
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my video card i have is fine, my cpu is running at 10c
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If you change the motherboard the recovery will not work, unfortunately
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What kind of processor do you have? I am thinking about doing the same thing with my dell rig. All I need is new PSU, MB, and GFX and I could have a decent little rig.
    
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just got new psu got 3or 4 gigs of ram
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I second this idea. Buying mobo, GPU, RAM is pretty much everything. Maybe you'll need better PSU too. Just sell it somewhere, save money until you have $1100+ and we'll help you build a good computer. If you wanna OC, it will be good exp to build everything your own. Once you get better, you'll build mobos by yourself.
Also, there is pride in knowing you built it with your own hands. It becomes your baby
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