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November 11, 2011 8:52:16 PM

Hi. If i want to JUST change the motherboard and nothing else, do i need to do a clean install of win 7? If i dont, will it work properly? :lol:  Thanks
a c 125 V Motherboard
November 11, 2011 9:20:06 PM

It depends on how close the two boards are to one another. If they are very different, you might just get a blue screen. If they are similar, Windows might be able to simply detect the hardware changes and configure itself for the new board.
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November 11, 2011 9:28:15 PM

abekl said:
It depends on how close the two boards are to one another. If they are very different, you might just get a blue screen. If they are similar, Windows might be able to simply detect the hardware changes and configure itself for the new board.


i have this mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i want this mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-138-...

i want the new mobo just to get the DDR3 ram. DDR2 ram is so expensive i might as well buy a new mobo
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a b V Motherboard
November 11, 2011 9:37:52 PM

You will reinstall Window 7. Different chipset on mobo.
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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2011 3:49:25 AM

What kind of case do you have? The replacement Mobo you chose is an ATX and is larger than the original, a MicroATX, and will not fit in a case that is intended only for MicroATX boards.
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November 12, 2011 5:12:45 AM

i have a mid tower case. it should fit right? so i guess i have to reinstall windows.
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a b V Motherboard
November 12, 2011 6:26:20 AM

Should fit ATX if it is mid tower.
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