Just bought and installed new a7v333 mobo and xp2000 cpu and pc2700 ram, I was told I should format my drive and re-install XP, but I didnt bother. The system fired up no trouble, and is running great ! So is XP really that good or was it just luck ?
I'm really not sure! I tried that before, and it didn't work correctly. Make sure all the things in Device Manager are correct, if they are, I assume you can leave it how it is. If not, I would format then.
And its not just XP I did a double switch took my harddrives from one machine ( xp ) and the harddrives from another (win98se) and did a double switch placing the winxp harddrves into a new case, with new motherboard and new cpu, and the same for the win98 hardrives placing them into my old case the win98se was on a 166 intel chipset, and is now on a 400 amd no format or reinstall ....... and the winxp's hardrives are now on a duron 1100.
I did have to repair the winxp drive.. but believe it or not I swear the win98se has yet to have a blue screen of death... I just went in to hardware manager and deleted everything and it detected the stuff and that was all , so I dont think its just XP... I did end up formatting but I really wanted to just try that insane idea first. I will now format the win98se anyways because we just got a router and are going to set up a home network and want to get a clean start on the whole setup .......... Its all good
Yeah, I just got a new Giga-byte GA-7VRXP mobo (had an older AMD760 chipset and went to a KT333 chipset) and it worked fine too. I was surprised that it didn't blue-screen on me. I had heard from a few places to expect to re-install after a change like that. I ended up reformatting anyway since I wanted to start with a fresh slate.
FYI: I was a bit disappointed in my 3dmark score though. I got basically the same score as I did with my old mobo. I know 3dmark is mostly GPU, but it did go up when i simply upgraded my processor from a 1.33 T-bird to an XP2000+using the same mobo. I figured a more efficient chipset would help it too. Oh well. The system does start up and feel noticeably faster though.
I only paid $99 US for it too! Not bad since it has RAID, LAN, USB2.0, and sound.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS