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well a couple months back i bought this pos acer pc because mother refused to trust me with building my own pc , my friend recently built his own am2+ machine and i wished to know if i could take my athlon ii 215 , put it on his pc and over clock it then bring it back ? the reason for this is that its completely bottlenecking my 4670 which is sad -_- , any help?
Good decision on her part.
 
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oh thanks you guys ,i guess ima just have to buy a new motherboard.
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oh thanks you guys ,i guess ima just have to buy a new motherboard.
Yes, OEM motherboard Bios suck.
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Good decision on her part.
Jeeeeesus man...

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Good decision on her part.

OHHH SNAP!

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oh thanks you guys ,i guess ima just have to buy a new motherboard.
Just remember that your Windows license won't reactivate on the new motherboard.
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Just remember that your Windows license won't reactivate on the new motherboard.
Actually it should. But it might not do it automatically. You might have to call the number they give you and talk to a computer. It will ask your cd key and if its correct it will give you a new code. OEM versions of Windows are perfectly legal and legit if used on the same system. They will not make you buy a new copy for upgrading parts on your PC. Now if you want to install on more then 1 pc, you may encounter some problems. I have an OEM copy and had to call that number twice already. Once for a motherboard and once for a cpu. But the same version of Windows did not make me call, activated automatically, on 2 other motherboards, a hard drive, and 4 other cpu's. So you might not even have to call.
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windows 7 uses your motherboard as an identifier, as far as I'm aware since I have an OEM copy I have to call M$ if I change mobo's.

My OEM worked when I changed my CPU but the mobo I know for a fact you will have to call. As for retail I think that it's a different story.
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Actually it should. But it might not do it automatically. You might have to call the number they give you and talk to a computer. It will ask your cd key and if its correct it will give you a new code. OEM versions of Windows are perfectly legal and legit if used on the same system. They will not make you buy a new copy for upgrading parts on your PC. Now if you want to install on more then 1 pc, you may encounter some problems. I have an OEM copy and had to call that number twice already. Once for a motherboard and once for a cpu. But the same version of Windows did not make me call, activated automatically, on 2 other motherboards, a hard drive, and 4 other cpu's. So you might not even have to call.
If upgrading a mobo counts as the same system then what dosen't? Hur?
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The upgrade of the mobo in the eyes of M$ counts as a new system.
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Jeeeeesus man...

Everyone starts somewhere. What's it like riding a horse that tall?
1. Really weak insult. If you can't do better then just hold your tongue.
2. You may think it's harsh but it's true, this kid obviously can't even use google to find answers to questions, how do you think he is going to build a whole PC by himself?
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