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I'm going to upgrade my Motheboard

By sk821
Aug 19, 2009
  1. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    I'm not sure, someone help me if I'm off, but switching mobo's will require you to reinstall the OS, so I hope you're not using what came with your original pc, usually they dont give you an oem copy of windows. Also I wouldnt recommend core i(anything) in that case, it has poor airflow and can make your i7 run even hotter than its average 65C degree temps.
     
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,691   +1,879

    Now I have a question, what exactly do you propose is still usable in the Dell, that would work with a new core i7 system?
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    You have a corei7, even if the scenario's are totally different :p.
    On the other hand, I have a lowly core 2 duo that is performing just fine, I agree and recommend against the core i7 unless there is a specific reason you need one. Phenom II's are looking very good.

    And that too, I think only the video card (if you have one), the case, and power supply.
     
  4. sk821

    sk821 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17


    So, move to the i7 is a bad idea, Huh?

    Edit:

    Look at this!!!!

    http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/731.html
     
  5. kayawish24

    kayawish24 TS Rookie

    thats right
     
  6. sk821

    sk821 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    i can't go with i7 BUT i can go with core 2 duo!!!!
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    I think the phenom II's are a better choice at the moment.

    Why are you upgrading?
     
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