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#1 GamingX

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 12:48 PM

Hey ,
I have a PC with an average build of 1 GB RAM and a 128 mb AGP graphics card. I wanted to upgrade the graphics memory but the AGP cards that we get here, are of a maximum of 256 mb which is not sufficient for my needs. So I thought going in to change the motherboard is a better idea, but just wanted to know if I have to reinstall the OS if I do change the motherboard. This is a bit of a hassle having to backup data, format the disk and then installing the OS. Is there a way I can change the motherboard without having to reinstall all the stuff ?

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 12:53 PM

FWIW:

Changing a Motherboard or Moving Hard Drive - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

Intel® Application Accelerator - Moving a Hard Drive to a New Motherboard - http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/iaa/sb/cs-009290.htm

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:02 PM

Be careful when you change hardware with windows operating systems. On rare times the system will hang on boot, after the hardware change( motherboard) replacement.

Depending on what version you have.

Microsoft
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;EN-US;q312369

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/137539



Also a few step by step ideas to try

http://www.motherboard.windowsreinstall.com/winxp.htm




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