Hey guys, I have a computer that im upgrading. I just purchased a new gigabyte MoBo, i5 processor and 4 gb of ddr3 ram. Im going to be switching out my old motherboard and cpu for the new ones, but still keeping the same hard drive, graphics card, power supply, and cd drive. before i do this, is there anything i should do software wise to my computer before installing the new components? or do i just go ahead and swap out the mobo and cpu for the new ones without having to do any initial prep?
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To answer your question, yes. Even if your old mobo was a gigabyte, the drivers installed for that board may conflict with your new one. Anytime the mobo is changed, reformatting the hard drive is recommended practice.