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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by famil05, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. famil05 New Member

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    System
    Host Name : DADS
    User : Compaq_Owner
    Workgroup : HOME

    Processor
    Model : Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz
    Speed : 2.93GHz
    Performance Rating : PR3197 (estimated)
    Cores per Processor : 1 Unit(s)
    Threads per Core : 1 Unit(s)
    Internal Data Cache : 1x 16kB Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way set, 64 byte line size
    L2 On-board Cache : 1x 256kB ECC Synchronous, ATC, 4-way set, 64 byte line size, 2 lines per sector

    Mainboard
    Bus(es) : PCI IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
    MP Support : 1 Processor(s)
    MP APIC : Yes
    System BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, LTD 255.255
    System : Compaq Presario 061 PX787AA-ABA SR1503WM NA530
    Mainboard : ASUSTek Computer INC. Gamila
    Total Memory : 1016MB DDR-SDRAM

    Chipset 1
    Model : Hewlett-Packard Company 82845G/GL/GE Brookdale Host-Hub Interface Bridge (B1-step)
    Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 133MHz (532MHz data rate)
    Total Memory : 1GB DDR-SDRAM
    Shared Memory : 8MB
    Memory Bus Speed : 2x 166MHz (332MHz data rate)

    Video System
    Monitor/Panel : COMPAQ FS7600 Color Monitor
    Monitor/Panel : Default Monitor
    Monitor/Panel : Default Monitor
    Monitor/Panel : Default Monitor
    Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    Adapter : Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
    Imaging Device : Brother DCP-120C USB

    Physical Storage Devices
    Hard Disk : HDS728080PLAT20 (75GB)
    Hard Disk : Brother DCP-120C USB Device
    Hard Disk : Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
    Hard Disk : Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
    Hard Disk : Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
    Hard Disk : Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
    CD-ROM/DVD : TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552B (CD 48X Rd, 40X Wr) (DVD 6X Rd, 5X Wr)

    Logical Storage Devices
    PRESARIO_RP (D: : 6GB (1.5GB, 25% Free Space) (FAT32)
    PRESARIO (C: : 69GB (29GB, 42% Free Space) (NTFS)
    CD-ROM/DVD (E: : N/A
    Removable Drive (F: : N/A
    Removable Drive (G: : N/A
    Removable Drive (H: : N/A
    Removable Drive (I: : N/A
    Removable Drive (K: : N/A

    Peripherals
    Serial/Parallel Port(s) : 2 COM / 1 LPT
    USB Controller/Hub : Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2
    USB Controller/Hub : Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4
    USB Controller/Hub : Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7
    USB Controller/Hub : Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Composite Device
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Printing Support
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Mass Storage Device
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Mass Storage Device
    FireWire/1394 Controller/Hub : VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    Keyboard : PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse : PS/2 Compatible Mouse

    MultiMedia Device(s)
    Device : Realtek AC'97 Audio

    Communication Device(s)
    Device : Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem

    Printers and Faxes
    Model : Fax
    Model : Brother DCP-120C USB Printer

    Power Management
    AC Line Status : On-Line

    Operating System(s)
    Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP/2002 Home 5.01.2600 (Service Pack 2)

    Network Services
    Adapter : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC




    Am limited on funds and this is more like a trial run????

    Am going to install new motherboard : DFI 945G-TMGF
    Socket 775, Intel Pentium 4 Prescott, 1066MT/s, PCI Express, Dual-Channel DDR2 667, Intel GMA 950 graphics, 6-channel audio, S/PDIF, 4 SATA 3Gb/s, 1 Gigabit LAN, 2 IEEE 1394 and 8 USB 2.0.

    CPU: IntelĀ® PentiumĀ® 4 Processor 530 - SL7J6
    3 GHz 04A 800 MHz 15 1 MB 3 GHz. HT
    Arctic Silver paste

    Fan & Heatsink: Arctic-Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

    PSU: Hi-Power (KC480) P4 20/24PIN ATX Switching Power Supply Dual fan

    Memory: KINGSTON KVR667D2N5K2/1G

    Will probably take the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 PCI card am using now unless I can get a PCI-e card right away.

    Am keeping the hardrive, DVD/CD drive, front card reader/usb, front audio/1394 and fax/modem pci adapter

    I have backed up files that I want to keep so far.

    What next??????????????

    Do I need to get rid of stuff on the hard drive or use it like it is? As you can see it is partitioned with recovery on D: (C: is NTSF and D: is FAT32 - why different?)

    Can I use the existing OS? I do have another XP disc from kids computer (Not upgrade but full edition)

    Can I just take the guts out and install new and reboot ? Am thinking there is definately more to it than that.:confused:
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    Zalmann New Member

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    Holy crap, too much detail there......
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    What a constructive post :p

    As for actually answering your question, you should really format at least the partition which XP itself is installed on, and in theory you should probably be buying a new copy of XP (unless you are transferring a retail version from another computer). If the disk came with a PC, odds are that it's OEM and therefore is only allowed to be used on one motherboard. I'm not saying it won't work, I'm just saying what you should legally do.

    Although you may be able to boot up straight away with the new components, it's such a big change that I would be worried about driver conflicts, although you could try it. Personally I would format and reinstall XP.
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    Just pointing out the obvious. ;)

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