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Changing Motherboard


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SophieMayk

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Hello,
I am looking into upgrading my motherboard because my current one can not handle more than 4GB of RAM.

I currently have a H-I41-uATX, details on my motherboard are here:
http://h20000.www2.h...rodTypeId=12454

I am hoping I can purchase a P5Q Deluxe. http://uk.asus.com/M...775/P5Q_Deluxe/
So my questions are, is it easy to move my Intel Dual core over to the new motherboard and how do I know if my current set up is compatible with the P5Q?
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Hello SophieMayk

The CPU is compatible with the MB but not the Ram, your case is the mid tower ATX type and so should accept the ATA size P5Q MB but please check before ordering.

Computer Case Mid-size ATX

Height: 38.40 cm (15.12 inches)
Width: 16.58 cm (6.53 inches)
Length: 42.9 cm (16.89 inches)



For checking the CPU (see attachment below) and Ram for compatibility refer to the new MBs CPU and Memory Support tabs @ http://uk.asus.com/M...P5Q_Deluxe/#MSL


As an asides where are you up to with your previous topic http://www.geekstogo...cs/page__st__15
An update or conclusion there would be appreciated.
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Gday.
What OS do you currentY have, If windows, what version, 32 bit or 64 bit? Is the license Full Retail or OEM?
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Hello SophieMayk

The CPU is compatible with the MB as is your Ram, your case is the mid tower ATX type and so should accept the ATA size P5Q MB but please check before ordering.

Computer Case Mid-size ATX

Height: 38.40 cm (15.12 inches)
Width: 16.58 cm (6.53 inches)
Length: 42.9 cm (16.89 inches)



For checking the CPU (see attachment below) and Ram for compatibility refer to the new MBs CPU and Memory Support tabs @ http://uk.asus.com/M...P5Q_Deluxe/#MSL


As an asides where are you up to with your previous topic http://www.geekstogo...cs/page__st__15
An update or conclusion there would be appreciated.


Thank you! I completely forgot to update the other topic, I will do so now. Thank you for the patience!

Gday.
What OS do you currentY have, If windows, what version, 32 bit or 64 bit? Is the license Full Retail or OEM?


I am running on Windows 7 64 bit and I am unsure about the license, how do I know the difference?
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Does your Win 7 disk look like this....

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Or this..., ignore the fact that the bottom image is 32bit.

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Not sure if this is right but I don't remember getting a disk when I purchased my PC, it was pre-installed. The pictures of the disks do not look familiar so I am very sure I don't have a disk.
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Gday.
Need some more info and clarification. Please answer every question.Phillpower2 has concluded your other topic, and has come across to help, > http://www.geekstogo...s/page__st__15.

From that Topic,
You said, "I am buying the graphics card you previously suggested with my birthday money next week but I would like more RAM, in which case I also need a new Motherboard "

Q1. Did you buy the video card?
Q2. Have you installed the new video cad?



You have upgraded you PSU to, Corsair 500W CX Builder 80 Plus Bronze,
Q3. Is this correct?

Not sure if this is right but I don't remember getting a disk when I purchased my PC, it was pre-installed. The pictures of the disks do not look familiar so I am very sure I don't have a disk.

It looks like you will need t buy a new windows OS, I would go for W7, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116986






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SophieMayk

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Gday.
Need some more info and clarification. Please answer every question.Phillpower2 has concluded your other topic, and has come across to help, > http://www.geekstogo...s/page__st__15.

From that Topic,
You said, "I am buying the graphics card you previously suggested with my birthday money next week but I would like more RAM, in which case I also need a new Motherboard "

Q1. Did you buy the video card?
Q2. Have you installed the new video cad?



You have upgraded you PSU to, Corsair 500W CX Builder 80 Plus Bronze,
Q3. Is this correct?

Not sure if this is right but I don't remember getting a disk when I purchased my PC, it was pre-installed. The pictures of the disks do not look familiar so I am very sure I don't have a disk.

It looks like you will need t buy a new windows OS, I would go for W7, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116986



No I have yet to purchase the card, I am aiming to buy it tomorrow as well as the motherboard. I have the Corsair and it is in my PC :)
Is the disk important to changing motherboard?
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Hello Sophie,

Below is my canned text that I provide to members who are upgrading their MB and who have in their possession a Windows installation disk of one form or another, the same principal also applies in your situation as the OS that is on your HDD is tied to the present MB, this is apparent as you do not have a full retail disk yourself so the OS must have been installed by a system builder under an OEM licence agreement.

Just a cautionary note, unless your OS disk is the full retail edition you cannot use it with a new MB as an OEM disk is tied to the original MB it was paired with, to use an OEM disk with a new MB is software piracy and therefore illegal.

Exceptions to the above are 1: If your MB is replaced under warranty and 2: If your MB is replaced out of warranty with an alternative type but same brand due to the original model no longer being available, an upgraded MB however will require the purchase of a new OS licence.


Hope this clarifies the situation.
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Ah.. I see..

My dad has a Windows 7 disk as he updated from XP, could I use that?
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Unfortunately no Sophie as it is already installed on his system.
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Gday.
Just so we know what parts you are now going to buy and have it in one place. Please post a list in your next reply.
We can then put it on CPP to look for the best prices. > http://pcpartpicker.com/ I hope your budget is holding out.

Q. Where did you find your Mobo listed?
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My brother recently got a new motherboard and therefore I just thought it is better than mine so I might as well get the same as him. I found it listed on Amazon but now I am having trouble finding one available..

The card is on Amazon and is currently £20 cheaper, this was recommended by phill.
http://www.amazon.co...K/?tag=pcp0f-21

I was only receiving money for the video card and the motherboard was a gift from my mum but I don't think I can afford to buy a disk. I might have to wait a job comes through for buying a motherboard :(
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Hello Sophie,

Couple of new points for you to consider, 1: iammykyl has pointed out that the P5Q MB accepts DDR2 and not the DDR3 that you have. 2: When iammykyl mentioned this to me I did some research on your present MB and the MB will according to the following link accept 8GB of Ram (2 X 4GB sticks) http://www.findlapto...-specs-005h715/ This is as much as you will need or use and if correct it will save you time and money.

To check if this is the case use the Crucial system scanner tool to find the best recommended Ram for your system, http://www.crucial.c...ner/?click=true let us know what is suggested.

Depending on the results of the Crucial scan the MB at the attached link is readily available and it will allow you to transfer your CPU, Ram and new video card when you are ready, do note however that you will also need to replace your present Ram to 2 X 4GB sticks if you want to get the best out of a 64-bit OS http://www.overclock...CFcbKtAodRw0Apw
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After doing the scan it stated:

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Currently Installed Memory: 4GB
Total Memory Slots: 2
Available Memory Slots: 0

So I have reached maximum memory :(
http://gyazo.com/830...dc60d8469d06064


With the MB you suggested will I still need to purchase the disk?

Edited by SophieMayk, 02 April 2013 - 03:13 PM.

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