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ben100014

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  1. Should I reformat my drive?

    Ok, thank you!
  2. Should I reformat my drive?

    Ahh, I am having trouble finding out if my current mobo is IDE right now, and if my new one is AHCI. Can anyone help me find out? Is it a big deal if I transition between the two? Sorry, you're talking to a 15 year old with a knowledge of computers up to certain extent... EDIT: Wait a minute here, is IDE equal to PATA? If so, I should have no problem, since I haven't used PATA in years...hahahah. REEDIT: Wait, never mind, would I go into my bios settings to see if I am running in AHCI mode?
  3. Should I reformat my drive?

    Thanks for the replies everyone, I don't believe I am going from IDE to AHCI, but I will double check to make sure. No newer drivers have been installed on my motherboard, but should I get rid of my old drivers before I install the new hardware just to make sure no conflicts arise?
  4. Should I reformat my drive?

    Well, I'm using W7 x64, and I am only running one drive at the moment, so what exactly would I have to change?
  5. Should I reformat my drive?

    I'm replacing an intel DG965SS motherboard. It has the same socket, the only thing that is different is the kind of memory that is supported in the new board, which is DDR3. My old board only supports DDR2 memory. I'm thinking that if I clear the drivers for the old mobo and RAM in the Device Manager, I should be in good shape, no? The chipset for the new board is G41, however, and for my old board it is G965, should I be concerned about that?
  6. Should I reformat my drive?

    Hey all, I recently bought a few new parts for my computer as follows: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231308 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128470 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127573 Based on things I've read on the internet, some have said that it is necessary to reformat your hard drive as soon as you get a new motherboard. Normally, I would agree with this, but in this case, the socket of this mobo (LGA775) is the same as on my current motherboard. The only things I am upgrading are my RAM, mobo and video card. My processor and hard drive are remaining the same, which leads me to my main question: Should I in fact reformat my HDD simply because I upgraded my motherboard, and not the socket? If not, what should I do? Thank you in advance.
  7. Even if I boot from the DVD? With the 64-bit hardware installed? And my data coped to another hard-drive?
  8. Hey everyone, I am about to upgrade my computer to a 64-bit Intel Q6600. I am curious, when I upgrade my computer to 64-bit hardware, will I be able to upgrade install to the 64 bit version of Windows? ( Without clean installing it) Thanks in advance.
  9. Can my PSU run a GeForce 9800GX2?

    Ok, thank you. Are you sure that it will be enough even with a quad core processor?
  10. Hey guys, a friend of my dad's bought a new Nvidia GTX 290 and gave his older' 9800GX2 to me. I am curious, will my Raidmax RX-630-A psu with 630 watts be enough to run the card? FYI, the card produces a total of 38 amps on the 12v. Thanks for your help.
  11. Abit Fatal1ty F 190HD Motherboard Problem

    It is 4 gigs of dual channel memory (2x2 gigabytes) PC6400 Crucial memory. We also tried 2 gigs of dual-channel G. Skill memory (2x1 gigabyte) which is also PC6400 , but at the present moment it will only post with one gigabyte of memory in either case. And thank you James for the suggestion. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
  12. Abit Fatal1ty F 190HD Motherboard Problem

    It is 4 gigs of dual channel memory (2x2 gigabytes) PC6400 Crucial memory. We also tried 2 gigs of dual-channel G. Skill memory (2x1 gigabyte) which is also PC6400 , but at the present moment it will only post with one gigabyte of memory in either case. And thank you James for the suggestion.
  13. far cry wont install

    You should probably preform a system dump, if you can. Also, If you happen to see the error code on the BSOD report it to us. Will someone move this to the Hardware hangout please?
  14. Abit Fatal1ty F 190HD Motherboard Problem

    Does anyone have any other suggestions?
  15. What Anti-Virus do you Use/Recommend?

    You may think that I am an insolent snot after posting that rant about Panda Anti-Virus. That was in the day where I was precocious and boisterous. On behalf of myself, I must say that I Am truly embarrassed and apologize. Today, I now use Trend Micro Anti-Virus, it does not have incessant pop-ups and has a fairly accurate scanning program. It is a tremendous step up from Panda. To be perfectly I recommend Trend_micro ANti-Virus to small business owners for basic at-home use.
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