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Will and os installed on one mobo work with one of the same model?

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February 5, 2009 12:10:46 AM

Ok, I recently bought a gigabyte motherboard from newegg, and built myself a computer. When I powered up, I installed vista home 64 bit right away... Then, when I went to check the bios, I found out that the motherboard is sort of defective. I found out that #1 my motherboard only powered up 25% of the time I pressed the power key (idk why... check connections), and that #2 cpu temp sensor was out of wack (uhhhh... in bios, it said -88c... and in realtemp/ another cpu temp monitor, it said 32c... which is probably its lowest the programs can go...).

Anyways, I am planning to rma the motherboard, but will the hard drive/ OS work right off the bat (just connecting the sata/power) without a reinstall? I figured, since it is the same model, it should work without any problems, right? Please help!
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February 5, 2009 10:45:25 AM

February 5, 2009 4:46:53 PM

Should. Generally, only when you change chipsets do you need to reinstall OS.
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