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Old HD, new motherboard

Last response: in Systems
February 20, 2010 7:57:55 AM

I may need to replace a motherboard. Can I use my old HD with a new motherboard, not the same brand as the old?

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a b B Homebuilt system
a c 236 V Motherboard
February 20, 2010 11:14:48 AM

Yes.... But you will need to do a clean install of the OS, drivers, programs & etc., as the new MOBO won't recognize the old hard's MOBO BIOS/drivers. You will either not BOOT at all or have a high level of BSOD.
February 27, 2010 6:59:27 AM

Best answer selected by fferree_99.