Posted 19 June 2006 - 02:29 PM
Allright, well my mobo finally burned up (or my CPU), but I don't really care because I've been wanting to upgrade to 64-bit anyways. Now, my first question is regarding operating system. I have a version of Windows XP Pro on disc w/ serial key, will this work with a new Athlon 64 set-up? Do I need to purchase a newer version of Windows? I remember hearing something about this a while back. If that's the case I can't afford it right now, nor do I know anyone who can get me a free version. Now, on to more hardware related questions:
- Any recommendations on what mobo to get? I am thinking I want a 3500+ sckt 939 CPU. Something right around there. I am very limited pricewise. Things it must have: AGP 8x for my 9800PRO and onboard sound. I prefer ASUS to the rest.
Also, I have PC2700 RAM now, this should transfer, yeah?
I am planning to go down to Fry's today, and installing it all this afternoon. Things I will be getting are a new mobo, new CPU, and a new cooler. Any help appreciated. Thanks.