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Advice on Motherboard Upgrade

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#1 kevb8ll


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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:40 AM

At the moment I've got:

CPU Type AMD Duron XP, 1300 MHz (13 x 100)
Motherboard Name ASRock K7VM2 (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR, 2 SDR DIMM, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8375 ProSavageDDR KM266
System Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)

I can upgrade to an AMD 333 I think - but I'm thinking of going for a new board.

The main question I have is I'm using pc2100 Ram and I notice the newer ones are using faster ram. Would I be able to get away with using my existing ram?

Also I'm using oem xp home. Will I have to get a new copy because of a large hardware change?

Thanks for your help.

Edited by kevb8ll, 13 June 2005 - 04:42 AM.

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 09:36 AM

Would I be able to get away with using my existing ram?

That depends on the configuration of the new mobo but its more than likely you will.

If you go to a new mobo and cpu you will have to reinstall XP.

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