Upgrading from Socket 478 to AM3, what can I keep?

By TechGamer
Jan 13, 2013
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  1. Look im quite on a budget atm and im just wondering what else do I need for the system that I need for the new system since my old system is still a socket 478 im switching to a phenom

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157215 $44.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727 $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 $46.99

    what can I reuse from my old system this is an old Socket 478 motherboard p4S800-mx

    and what will I need leftover to run the new system
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,727   +3,700

    • ATX case and power supply (ATX power supply with 4-pin P4 connector)
    • two IDE drive (there is only one IDE channel for master and slave)
    • two Floppy drives (this board still has a floppy connector)
    • two PCI cards
    • PS2 Keyboard and Mouse
    • VGA monitor
    My only question is if the OS is transferable to a new motherboard. Would you be able to activate your copy of Windows? This however would be a non issue if you use Linux.
  3. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 370   +40

    Ty for the information and I do have a transferable OS ive got acopy of the windows 7 and Xp

    I wont be using linux cause of the lack of drivers which my cousin doesnt complain about it tho finds it a pain in the butt to find them but since in last november steam was let open for linux hes now more then enjoying that OS

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