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Old 11-17-2004, 12:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If I ONLY replace my MB and CPU, would I be able to just hit the power afterward and the harddrive will recognize everything?

Looking for a little help.

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Old 11-17-2004, 01:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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once you install the new drivers for the should be ok...

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Old 11-17-2004, 01:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ALWAYS go with a clean reformat and install of your OS when replacing a mobo. your computer will love you all the more for it.
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Old 11-17-2004, 01:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So this reformatting takes place BEFORE I shut it down and install the new mobo? or after? Bear with me
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Old 11-17-2004, 06:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If your new mobo runs on a different chipset (EX: Via KT400 to an NF2 Ultra 400) you HAVE to reinstall OS. The OS is built around the chipset "kernel" information and switching brands/types/features will make OS fail. If the Chipset is the same and the mobo has basically the same features it should be OK. But i advise a reformat anyways...a fresh start is always nice
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