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Want to replace motherboard and CPU in my Dell Dimension 2300. With:http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-PHENOM-X3-8650-CPU-GIGABYTE-MOTHERBOARD-COMBO-KIT_W0QQitemZ350314327585QQcategoryZ131523QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m8QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DMW%26its%3DC%26itu%3DUCC%26otn%3D20%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D8738903943109716769

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You can replace it with any board and processor... but you have to reinstall your os

Posted on May 06, 2010

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