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Bought a new proc and motherboard

Postby nmattero » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:12 pm

So I bought a new q9450 and a Gigabyte p35.... I'm switching from an MSI amd motherboard with a x2 4800+, will I have any problems or anything I should know, this is my first time replacing a mobo and proc but I have installed components before. Any tips?

Postby Karlsweldt » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:27 am

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Check that the processor is supported by the mobo design. Memory will need to be compatible, also. If the memory and processor are moved to a new mobo, chances are likely all will be GTG.
However.. you will need to reinstall and reactivate the OS, when changing a motherboard. This is due to the major differences in chipset type and other features of the board. You may be lucky to get the older OS to boot in 'safe' mode, but if allowed to boot in 'normal' mode, it will detect differences, and go belly-up. Part of the EULA concerning "one OS issue, one install, on one system".
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