Changing Motherboard question

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
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  1. 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.
  2. 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=N82E16813138155

    i want this mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-138-179&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=3#scrollFullInfo

    i want the new mobo just to get the DDR3 ram. DDR2 ram is so expensive i might as well buy a new mobo
  3. You will reinstall Window 7. Different chipset on mobo.
  4. 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.
  5. i have a mid tower case. it should fit right? so i guess i have to reinstall windows.
  6. Should fit ATX if it is mid tower.
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