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Need help with first build

famil05

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SiSoftware Sandra

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: Intel® Pentium® 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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Holy crap, too much detail there......
 
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#3
Holy crap, too much detail there......
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.