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#1 Magnarider

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 04:26 PM

I have a iBuyPower with

DIMM1: SpecTek    4 GB DDR3-H61M-HVS  (9-9-9-24 @ 666 MHz)  (8-8-8-22 @ 592 MHz)  (6-6-6-16 @ 444 MHz)

Disk Drive    Hitachi HDS721050CLA362  (500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)

DMI Motherboard Product    H61M-HVS ASROCK

 

I want to replace the motherboard and CPU with the following bundles. First I want to know if I can switch out the Hard Drive, memory and PSU to the new motherboard from my old motherboard. The bundles that im looking at dont have memory included.

 

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=9100927&CatId=11508

 

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=9150799&CatId=11508



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#2 jhayz

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 07:34 PM

Since the CPU and motherboard are already bundled, you just need to check on the RAM specification speed for your intended package purchase specifically the motherboard manufacturing site. The hard drive and PSU can be transferred and  be reuse on your new motherboard. You just need to clean install your operating system and drivers. The PSU assuming is capable of running your video card wattage requirements and should be known branded. The memory stick should upgraded must be in pairs of same brand also.

 

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78LMUSB3/specifications/

DIMM1: SpecTek    4 GB DDR3-H61M-HVS @ 1333 or 1600

 

4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture

 


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 07:37 PM

Why do I need to do a cleaan install of the OS? Can I run 2 memory sticks of one kind which are the same and then a single type of another RAM stick that is of a different brand?

 

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What do you think Intel or AMD?



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Posted 02 November 2014 - 10:04 PM

Why do I need to do a cleaan install of the OS?

 

Since it's a new different motherboard, the transfer of operating system on hard drive including chipset, drivers and programs need to be reinstalled.

Can I run 2 memory sticks of one kind which are the same and then a single type of another RAM stick that is of a different brand?

 

Yes but as recommended to avoid some troubles avoid using different brands even of the same speed and type http://en.kioskea.net/faq/993-dual-channel-ram

What do you think Intel or AMD?

 

I always go for Intel Processors and in your case, depends on your applications installed.


Edited by jhayz, 02 November 2014 - 10:07 PM.

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