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Switching CPU makers

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November 26, 2010 2:31:40 PM

so i switched my AMD 965 processor out for an intel i7 870 and now the system i swapped the AMD into won't boot is this some driver issue? cause if i switch the harddrives it works fine so im thinking intel and amd have things installed into windows to allow it to boot with their products?

any thoughts or ways i could get this to work?

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November 26, 2010 2:45:12 PM

could you give us your system specs?
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November 26, 2010 4:10:43 PM

Your putting an intel chip into an amd mobo and vice versa?
post specs of original set ups and intended new ones please
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November 26, 2010 8:11:22 PM

basically i have two systems and i am switching the mobo and CPU between them

system 1:

AMD 965
gigabyte 890GPA
6 GB G.SKILL RAM
corsair 950 psu
samsung 1tb HDD

System 2:

intel i7 860
gigabyte mobo h55
2 gb adata ram
750 psu think its an xfx not sure
1tb toshiba HDD

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November 26, 2010 8:32:55 PM

Uh, you need to switch the HDs as well. Or do a fresh install on each. Each OS has drivers for the mobo it was generated on.

Not to mention the possible issue of gpu drivers depending on your vid cards.
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November 27, 2010 12:58:58 AM

AMD and Intel cpus are not made to work on the others board, AMD cpu's with AMD board Intel cpu's with Intel Board, for now any way, just don't fry your board or cpu trying !!!
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November 27, 2010 1:21:06 AM

cpt, from his 2 system configurations, cinnaman is obviously talking about CPU's and their matching motherboards. You obviously cannot interchange AMD and Intel CPU's if only because AMD chips have pins and Intel chips do not.
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November 29, 2010 3:13:53 PM

Cinnaman can do repair to each OS with xp proceed as if doing a new instal until xp searches for and finds privious windows installations and will ask do you want to repair select yes to set for the new Mobo setting if you are not ask to repair it will be new install. or with Viista or Win 7 the window after selecting Language low left coner select repair my computer the select startup repair. apologies for assuming
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