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    Advanced Member westy's Avatar
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    Motherboard swap

    Quick question that I should know the answer to....

    If I swap out motherboards, am I going to have to do a complete OS reinstall ? Considering an upgrade to a ECS L4S8A or ECS L4S8A2 or an Asus P4S8X with AGP 8X for my new vid card.....when I get it.......

    Comments on mobos anyone ?
    "We do not inherit the Earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children."

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    depends on the chipset. if its a different type of chipset...most likely yes. For example i upgraded my kt3 ultra to an albatron kx400+ OS booted right up and all i had to install was usb 2.0 drivers
    Rob

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    I'm not an Intel guy, but I would reinstall. You can try the "plug and play" method, but since you're getting a nice new shiny mobo, why not give it a fresh start? That way if you do have to troubleshoot something, you don't have to worry if the old mobo drivers are causing the problem.

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    always reinstall, its the best way to go!

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    Originally posted by YARDofSTUF
    always reinstall, its the best way to go!
    yep otherwise it will cause headaches down the road..

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