Buying a new motherboard, processor and RAM

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tidusjnr

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I am going to buy a new mobo, processor and RAM.

My current ones are the following:

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H
Processor: Core 2 Duo E5300 @2.6Ghz
RAM: DDR2 800Mhz.

I will be upgrading to the following:
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 AM3+
Processor: AMD FX-4 4100 Quad Core @ 3.6GHz
RAM: DDR3 1600MHz.

I will be keeping the same hard drive, case, PSU and GPU. Is there anything i should take into consideration when replacing the mobo, processor and RAM such as drivers having to uninstalled etc.?

thanks for your time :)
 

dustyjay

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You will actually have to a complete clean install of Windows. I would suggest making a back up of all your data files, such as documents, photos, music, and anything else you want to keep. You will also have to reinstall all of your programs.
 

flavallee

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Here is the support and downloads site for the Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 AM3+ motherboard.

I'm assuming you'll be using Windows 7(64-bit).

Any drivers you may need will be in the "Downloads" tab.

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tidusjnr

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okay, thanks for the quick replies. I got an OEM edition of windows 7 64-bit with my computer. Will i be able to install from that again when upgrading my computer?
 

flavallee

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If it's been previously installed and activated with the current hardware you have, it may not re-activate when you install it with the upgraded hardware because it may think you're installing it in a different computer.

If you run into that problem, contact Microsoft and explain the situation.

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/cu_sc_prodact_master

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