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    conroe cpus

    are all conroe cpus built the same.

    if i get one from scan will it be the same as from anywhere else

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    Yes!

    HEXUS believes no one person has a monopoly on ideas, and that your opinion matters.

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    I would of thought so, i just got the e6600 revision B2 from scan.

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    Yep, no worries.

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    cheers

    anyone know if the asrock dual vsta will work with my current psu, ram, gfx in sys spec.

    also how can i use same hard drive without formatiing because i have alot of software/plug ins and it it would be a pain to re install it all

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    Can't see your PSU info. The RAM will work but possibly be a bit slow. You need to give a bit more info about the graphics card - is it PCI-E or AGP?

    If you partition your hard drive you can transfer your current files to a different partition and then install a new copy of windows on the first partition.

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    i was thinking about that same cpu and mobo cougarslam let me know how you get on if u decide to buy it

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    i just read on tomshardware forum that x850 only works with pci express and not agp
    http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardw...ict199439.html
    does any know if this is correct ?

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    Which X850?

    The PCI-express ones only work with PCI-express.

    The AGP ones only work with AGP

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel
    Which X850?

    The PCI-express ones only work with PCI-express.

    The AGP ones only work with AGP
    did you read the link ?

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    No, your post didn't say anything about using it with a particular motherboard

    As for accuracy, I wouldn't trust one post one on toms to be authoritative - no proof is given

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    my gfx is agp

    thought was obvious from sys specs bein an ath xp

    psu is eye-t 450w (el cheapo came with case)

    ordered cpu and mobo off scan getting delivered on fri so will let you all know at the weekend if i get it working.

    also i hear you need to re install windows to get dual core functionality is this true?

    Ill prob get xp 64 if i need 2 re install as i can get it free of microsoft student alliance thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarslam View Post
    also i hear you need to re install windows to get dual core functionality is this true?
    ive done it a couple of times, it booted up fine with a dual-core in, then i put the driver on and carried on using it no probs

    Quote Originally Posted by cougarslam View Post
    Ill prob get xp 64 if i need 2 re install as i can get it free of microsoft student alliance thing.
    the problem i have with xp64 is that F* all printers/scanners etc seem to work with it, plus i have a netmd minidisk etc etc

    it might get better with vista but i reckon its going to have to be dual boot time again

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