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Old September 17th, 2006, 08:29 PM
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hard drive replacement

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i have to replace the hard drive on my computer which has its specs listed in my signature. i have another hard drive in another pc which i plan to put in my one with the broken Hard drive. the pc where the replacement hard drive is coming from is very old and has a motherboard from before pentium 1 was made. when i swap the hard drives will there be any problems with the new pc being much better? the replacement hard drive is currently running windows 98 so i know that when i put it in some things such as my sound card(which has a driver on a disk for 98 pcs) won't work. this wont be a problem for long as i will upgrade it to XP very shortly after.

just really want to know about motherboard issues.

Thanks, Jack


(appologies if this report is difficult to understand, im not the master of words)
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Old September 18th, 2006, 07:44 AM
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It should work, I believe XP is the only OS that has problems when you change a HDD from one pc to another. So it should run fine, but you will need to install your motherboards drivers etc.
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Old September 18th, 2006, 04:35 PM
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thanks for your help. will the motherboard install itself or do i need a disk or something?
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Old September 18th, 2006, 04:41 PM
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Well before a P1 thats olddd.

Just let us know what motherboard you have and we can look up the drivers for you..
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Old September 18th, 2006, 04:58 PM
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How do i find that out?



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Old September 19th, 2006, 04:50 AM
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Download something like Everest.
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Old September 19th, 2006, 01:54 PM
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This is all the info i got when i went on the motherboard section on everest, not really sure which bit you need to determine what motherboard driver i need so i thought i'd give you all of it.


Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 07/05/2001-i850-W627HF-6A69SM4AC-00
Motherboard Name MSI MS-6385

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 99 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 395 MHz
Bandwidth 3164 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type Dual RDRAM
Bus Width 32-bit
Real Clock 395 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 791 MHz
Bandwidth 3164 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR
RAM Slots 4 RIMM
Integrated Devices Audio
Form Factor Micro ATX
Motherboard Size 240 mm x 240 mm
Motherboard Chipset i850

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name Micro-Star International
Product Information http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...o_mbd_list.php
BIOS Download http://www.msi.com.tw/program/suppor...t_bos_list.php


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Old September 20th, 2006, 05:00 AM
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Heres the link to your motherboard on the MSI website.
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