Will i need a new copy of windows if i upgrade ONLY my mobo?

I have a MSI 970a-g46 with a FX 8350 and I've been reading everywhere that that is an awful combo.

If i upgrade to say a gigabyte 990 chipset but ALL other parts remain the same will i need to reinstall my windows 7 that i literally just got?
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  1. Depending if it the Oem or retail cd. If Oem of windows you have to call ms support for a new code. Just tell them the mb failed. The retail version won't give you any issues.
  2. forev3r said:
    I have a MSI 970a-g46 with a FX 8350 and I've been reading everywhere that that is an awful combo.

    If i upgrade to say a gigabyte 990 chipset but ALL other parts remain the same will i need to reinstall my windows 7 that i literally just got?


    if it works , dont replace it .. if there is no reason for that why wasting money on the better that you are not using ?

    if the reason is : they said 990fx is better. then NO

    if you know WHY you are upgrading then YES
  3. SNA3 said:
    forev3r said:
    I have a MSI 970a-g46 with a FX 8350 and I've been reading everywhere that that is an awful combo.

    If i upgrade to say a gigabyte 990 chipset but ALL other parts remain the same will i need to reinstall my windows 7 that i literally just got?


    if it works , dont replace it .. if there is no reason for that why wasting money on the better that you are not using ?

    if the reason is : they said 990fx is better. then NO

    if you know WHY you are upgrading then YES

    It hasn't given me any trouble, i thought it overheated while playing crysis 3 but that turned out to be the games fault not my own.

    So if I stay where i am and say in the future a few months my mobo just stops working, can that damage my cpu?
  4. forev3r said:
    SNA3 said:
    forev3r said:
    I have a MSI 970a-g46 with a FX 8350 and I've been reading everywhere that that is an awful combo.

    If i upgrade to say a gigabyte 990 chipset but ALL other parts remain the same will i need to reinstall my windows 7 that i literally just got?


    if it works , dont replace it .. if there is no reason for that why wasting money on the better that you are not using ?

    if the reason is : they said 990fx is better. then NO

    if you know WHY you are upgrading then YES

    It hasn't given me any trouble, i thought it overheated while playing crysis 3 but that turned out to be the games fault not my own.

    So if I stay where i am and say in the future a few months my mobo just stops working, can that damage my cpu?


    normally no ..
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