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I am putting my old Barton system in the boneyard. I ordered an AM3 board, a Ph.II X4 955BE and will be receiving them this week. My plan is to use the HDD and optical from my old system (IDE) only. My first question is this: Will I be able to simply plug and play, so to speak?

Secondly, I ordered an HD6850 which will be going into my primary system (SysSPecs) and my nvidia 9800GT will be going on the new AM3 board. So my next question is involves both machines. How difficult will it be to change drivers from nvidia to ATI on my EP45 board without having a VGA output to use? The new AM3 board has a VGA output, so I'm not worried about going from ATI to nvidia on it (The old system has an X1650 gpu atm).

Thanks in advance.
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well mabey i would take the hdd from the sys put it in the new am3 boot it up, then uninstall the nvidia driver, and install the ati driver, then put the sys hdd back into the system and plug in the new 6850; and for the old ide dvd dride you probably want to go to the manufacture site and download the drivers for it just to play it safe but yes in theory it should be plug and play
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You should reformat for the amd motherboard.

Why are you putting the better graphics card with the lesser cpu?
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i am in agreeance with richards make your life easy instal the 6850 in the am3 build
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You should reformat for the amd motherboard.

Why are you putting the better graphics card with the lesser cpu?
I would reformat, but that would require purchasing an OS and re-acquiring all the software that is on the drive.

As for the second question, because I am going to be building another system later on this spring to take the place of this one and the 6850 will be part of it.

Thanks guys.

Actually, I cancelled my order for the time being, I just can't convince myself to pull the trigger yet.
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