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Windows 7: upgrading my motherboard

02 Mar 2013   #1
Amaterasu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
upgrading my motherboard

hi i what to upgrade my motherboard to an Asus Sabertooth X79 Asus Sabertooth X79 Motherboard (Socket 2011, Intel X79, DDR3, ATX, PCI Express 3.0, USB 3.0, Thermal Armor, ASUS SSD Caching): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories it does not matter what motherboard i have at the moment i dont know if my cpu will fit my new motherboard this is what cpu i got i think Intel BX80580Q8300 Q8300 Core 2 Quad Processor - 2.50 GHz,4MB Cache,1333MHz FSB,Socket LGA775,45 nm,3 Year Warranty,Retail Boxed: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories and if it does fit do i need to reinstall windows 7


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02 Mar 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

No, this CPU is not compatible. You will need a CPU that is socket 2011. Your current CPU is socket 775.

Is your copy of Windows 7 OEM, or Retail?
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02 Mar 2013   #3
Amaterasu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

ok thanks i dont know if its oem or retail the disc came with my dell pc in a paper sleeve
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02 Mar 2013   #4
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Amaterasu View Post
ok thanks i dont know if its oem or retail the disc came with my dell pc in a paper sleeve
Then it's OEM, and this means that you'll have to buy a new copy of Windows 7.
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02 Mar 2013   #5
Amaterasu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

ok is it better to buy oem or retail i know oem is like 70 and retail is like 200
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02 Mar 2013   #6
TwoCables

 

That's entirely up to you. If you buy OEM, then you will have to buy another copy of Windows again the next time you replace your motherboard. If you buy Retail, then you won't have to worry about it.
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02 Mar 2013   #7
Amaterasu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

ok thanks +1 rep
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02 Mar 2013   #8
TwoCables

 

You're welcome.

I wasn't concerned about the Rep.
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