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#1 Ryo123

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 11:46 AM

Hello, I am about to change the motherboard and the CPU in my current computer from Intel to AMD; however, I plan to keep the same hard drive.. as is

Are there any problems that I should encounter while starting my computer back up? What should I do before I power down my computer for the "last time"?

plz help im new..

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:40 PM

Nope. Nothing. Everything should be fine as-is.

Good luck going through all of that work though. :thumbsup:

Edit: One problem may be with your case though... You will most likely need to buy a new case that supports AMD.

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 02:28 PM

You will have to do a repair install on Windows, it'll refuse to boot with a new CPU/chipset. Then you'll have to do all updates for windows again.

Why you would need a new case I don't know.
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 02:30 PM

You may have some problems with the drivers for the motherboard. Once you update to the new drivers it should be OK.
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 03:01 PM

OK i removed my old MB and CPU and replaced them... I didnt move or remove my old HD... should i now plug in and power on??? what is meant when u say that ill have to do a "repair install on windows" ???

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 06:28 PM

When you boot from your windows cd you should be presented with the choice of doing a repair install of windows. It doesn't do anything except completely replace your windows folder and make a few changes to the registry. Plus, in your case you'll have a new hardware profile too.
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