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Swapping out my mobo-what can I expect??

Thanks for reading this,I am swapping out my Gigabyte motherboard for a better Gigabyte motherboard ,one with all the headers and pci slots that I need,my question is what can I expect to happen in terms of data loss.

I really don't know,I bought an NZXT phantom case recently and swapped over all my componants to it.

That was the most complicated work I have done to date,now I find I need a better mobo a( Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z68X-UD3P-B3 )So what will happen to my system?

many thanks to all who can tell me.
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  1. What is your cpu? You need to make sure the mobo you are buying is compatible with your current CPU. Installing a new mobo is not that difficult - you have to make sure as welll to buy thermal paste/remover when you move the cpu to the new mobo
  2. avenseth12 said:
    What is your cpu? You need to make sure the mobo you are buying is compatible with your current CPU. Installing a new mobo is not that difficult - you have to make sure as welll to buy thermal paste/remover when you move the cpu to the new mobo

    Thank you so much for your reply to me,my cpu is i5-2500 and 1155 socket the new mobo is also 1155.I have paste and alcohol for cleaning /preparing.I was wondering mainly will I lose my OS and/or any other data? thanks again zulux
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    Your OS is tied to the mobo. I would save all your important data on dvd or external drive. If you replace the mobo you might have to reload the OS
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