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upgrading to intel

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hi guys,

i've been thinking of upgrading for a while, and this is what i'm probably going to get (any suggestions, amendments welcome)

motherboard: GIGABYTE EP35-DS3 - Intel P35 + ICH9
processor:INTEL ® Core™2 Quad Q6600
RAM: OCZ Technology Reaper HPC Edition 4Go ( 2*2Go ) PC6400 800MHz Cas 4-4-4-15 dual channel Heatpipe heatspreader OCZ2RPR800C44GK

i was going to keep my GPU for the minute, the X1950PRO, as it's still pretty new- good, bad or really bad idea?

also with regards to my Harddrive, i suppose changing from AMD to an intel chipset means i would have to reformat it? As i don't have the OS disks, as i'd just bought the HDD preloaded, is there any way i can get around losing all info on it, or maybe backing up the OS and HDD onto an external Harddrive, then reloading it? basically haven't got a clue as to what is needed when changing chipsets but not harddrives.

any help appreciated.

thanks
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post #2 of 5
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Originally Posted by shrapnel View Post
motherboard: GIGABYTE EP35-DS3 - Intel P35 + ICH9
processor:INTEL ® Core™2 Quad Q6600
RAM: OCZ Technology Reaper HPC Edition 4Go ( 2*2Go ) PC6400 800MHz Cas 4-4-4-15 dual channel Heatpipe heatspreader OCZ2RPR800C44GK

I think it is a good upgrade. Also, E8400 is another good option depending on what you use this rig for. Most likely you need to install OS. You can backup the files to install a refresh OS on the top of the current one without reformating HD but I would go for a fresh installation. The main thing is to backup data files regardless reformat HD or a fresh installation.
Edited by linskingdom - 7/9/08 at 5:21am
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^ LinsKingdom knows what he's talking about
You don't have to reformat your drive, or even reinstall XP. Just uninstall all of your drivers, and install ur new ones
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thanks for the info
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i went for new system as per sig, overclocked it straight off the bat to 3.3 GHz and is completely stable. In any event also i reformatted the hard drive so as to get it nice and clean
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