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What upgrades to overclock my Dell?

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i have a dell system that i want to overclock...now i know dells can not be overclocked, so i am going to buy a new motherboard, case, and PSU. My question is do i have to format my hard drive, and reinstall windows if i do this? when i baught my dell it did not come with a windows disk...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E6300 ASUS P5B Deluxe EVGA 7800gt 2x1gig ddr2 800 ocz plat. 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x160 Gig WD raid 0 Samsung DVDR XP Home Dell 2007WFP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell Antec NeoHE 550 Thermaltake Armor Razer Diamondback 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel E6300 ASUS P5B Deluxe EVGA 7800gt 2x1gig ddr2 800 ocz plat. 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x160 Gig WD raid 0 Samsung DVDR XP Home Dell 2007WFP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell Antec NeoHE 550 Thermaltake Armor Razer Diamondback 
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Well, if you don't reformat your drive, then you can just pop all of your hardware onto the new board and boot up. Windows will probably ask you to reactivate your copy of windows. However, a Dell restore disk will only work on a Dell, generally only on the same model. If your system dies, you'll need to purchase a new copy of windows.
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Sometimes windows does not like mobo swaps, so I would back up your data to a different drive and purchase a copy of windows so I could do a fresh install. Sometimes the drivers and such in windows will conflict with a new mobo.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 165 CCBBE0610DPMW DFI LP NF4 Ultra-D BFG 7800gt OC 2Gb G.Skill HZ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows XP SP2 NEC MultiSync 1760V Microsoft Aspire 520W 
CaseMouse
TT Armor Microsoft 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opteron 165 CCBBE0610DPMW DFI LP NF4 Ultra-D BFG 7800gt OC 2Gb G.Skill HZ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows XP SP2 NEC MultiSync 1760V Microsoft Aspire 520W 
CaseMouse
TT Armor Microsoft 
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