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Do I need to format my Hard drive for mobo upgrade?

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August 22, 2012 12:34:15 AM

So I installed everything, like the drivers and a TON of programs on a hard drive which was using a p8z68-v pro mobo. It crashed so I am returning it and getting a p8z68-v pro/gen3 mobo now. Do I really need to format my hard drive, or can I boot off the hard drive just fine?
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August 22, 2012 12:56:23 AM

you can boot off of it right away and might not even have to update/reinstalling the drivers. the only difference is the gen3; not a different chipset AFAIK.

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August 22, 2012 1:36:23 AM

The only difference between the two motherboards is the addition of PCI-E 3.0 support when using an Ivy Bridge CPU on the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3.

They both use exactly the same Intel Z68 Express Chipset and all of the other support chips like audio, Marvell and JMicron SATA controller are also exactly the same.

It should be plug and play.
August 23, 2012 4:39:40 AM

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