Swapping CPU's Tags: CPUs Graphics Cards Last response: December 31, 2012 1:10 PM in CPUs Share ryanwyvill1 December 29, 2012 10:19:41 PM My Dad has a computer with no graphics card with an i3 2120, he doesn't play games just browses the web and word processors and all that so what would happen if i swapped my CPU and motherboard with his. Will it mess up the windows? More about : swapping cpu johnsonjohnson a b à CPUs a b U Graphics card December 29, 2012 10:27:37 PM Hi. There's a good chance that Windows won't load after the swap. If it's from Intel to AMD, it probably won't and you'll need to reinstall everything after you backup your data. montosaurous a b à CPUs December 30, 2012 5:01:29 AM I doubt Windows would boot. You could however try running startup repair after the swap. What are your current system specs? Related resources Swapping out old mobo and CPU - Forum Upgraded Motherboard/CPU. Drivers before or after swapping them out? - Forum CPU Swapping, Do I need to reintall? - Forum Question about swapping cpu's in a motherboard - Forum Swapping AMD to Intel mobo and CPU......how to fresh install? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ryanwyvill1 December 30, 2012 11:25:00 AM So mine is an AMD Athlon 64x2 4450e with windows vista. My Dad's is i3 2120 with 7 montosaurous a b à CPUs December 30, 2012 4:38:29 PM From AMD to Intel? No way. You could get Windows 7 and reinstall it on both systems though. johnsonjohnson a b à CPUs a b U Graphics card December 30, 2012 5:45:51 PM I went from AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ to i3-2100 and the repair didn't help; I had to reinstall everything. ryanwyvill1 December 30, 2012 8:46:51 PM what if i swapped hard drives as well? johnsonjohnson a b à CPUs a b U Graphics card December 30, 2012 10:35:06 PM Swapping the motherboard, RAM, CPU and hard drive between the two should work. muppetlol December 31, 2012 10:54:25 AM If you swapped the motherboard , RAM , CPU and hard drive , everything should be fine. ryanwyvill1 December 31, 2012 1:10:51 PM Gooood, Thanks for the help Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSwapping out CPU Forum SolvedSwapping CPU and other components between systems Forum Hp tower keeping original CPU but swapping motherboard Forum swapping CPU and RAM in an older Laptop (HP Elitebook 8460p) Forum SolvedCPU Swapping: 3500+ to 4400+ (939) Forum Swapping Dell XPS 630 2.3 GHz Q8200 CPU and Mobo. Will this work? Forum SolvedCPU Swapping on laptops Forum Swapping motherboard/CPU and Win 7 Forum Swapping motherboard, CPU, ram, etc - do I need to reload Win and... Forum Swapping CPU Forum CPU swapping Forum Motherboard & CPU swapping Forum Best Strategy for Swapping Expensive CPU? Forum Swapping CPU's Forum Swapping out CPU and Mobo and keeping windows installation Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !