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Solved: Motherboard change over

Q: Solved: Motherboard change over

Hi,

I am just about to change the motherboard on my PC. i have been looking at...

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

...to check the procedure, but I have got a little confused.

I am running XP Home off one single IDE drive. I wish to continue using this drive as my master (and only) drive. Would I simply go through points 1 --> 22 on the first list of the afore mentioned site? The re-installation of windows malarkey is confusing me...

Cheers,
T

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Is there a sure fire reference that I can use to accomplish that?

This board has an integrated processor. Will that make a difference.

You can probably tell, I am not the sharpest tack in the drawer when it comes to computer repair/configuration.
 

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Hey guys

i just finished my build and i have no idea why i went for a motherboard with 2 slots for ram it can hold up to 16gb but luckly ebuyer sent me out an extra 4gb of kingston hyperx ram so i have 8gb all together but theres a problem theres 4 sticks !

obviously i wouldnt want to send it back so what do ya think either upgrade my motherboard and smash the extra 4 gb in there or keep to my original one i dont have money to blow atall im really struggling if its something that will really make a difference ill go with it if not then ill just keep to my original and when i come to buy a graphics card i will get a 2gb graphics card to help with gaming all i really do is gaming i dont really do anything else

thankyou for your time

A:Motherboard 4gb Max or change motherboard for 8gb ?

I'd go with 4 gigs until you had a major reason to believe it wasn't enough. If that ever happens, consider your next move. Most people do just fine with 4 gigs.

I considered 8 gigs on my 4 slot board but decided against it and don't regret it.

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Can I do this without grief? Is it a simple matter of swapping it out, plug in original devices update bios, MB drivers and go, boot up with original c drive?

Am I being optimistic? Could I trash my existing setup?

Thanks

James

A:can I change my motherboard

James, Yes it is most likely possible to change your motherboard out BUT. It does require a bit of technical knowhow as the memory and the cpu will have to be moved to the new motherboard and moving the cpu and cooler is not for the faint of heart. Unless your young and have steady hands and good eyes. It can get sticky uninstalling and moving the cpu to the new motherboad. Damn those pins on the cpu are small

Regarding your hard disk, That could be a problem as the new motherboard has different drivers and such.

But I have seen the hard disk moved to a new mb with a minimum of fuss. First you must backup all of your data and save any install programs with the validation codes or serial numbers.

Also, according to the OEM license. when you change the mb on an oem computer, you need a new copy of windows but if you have a regular copy of windows ie.. full version then you can install it on the new mb.

The most important thing is good backups...

Good luck and may the force be with you

Rich

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A:motherboard change what should i do?

Ti.boneair said:

hey yall, i have a question for you......

i have recently had the GA-8IPE1000 (2.0) Intel 865PE chipset and something has gone wrong to force me to get a new mobo.
so i have some questions of to what i should get.... i need socket 478 motherboard and i have been looking at these in particular

ASUS p4p800-se
ASUS p4p800-e
or getting the same mobo. b/c i heard that it is a pain in the A** to reinstall al the drivers on the new mobo.....

any suggestions?Click to expand...

same mobo is the easiest route, if you get a different one chances are a fresh format and install of your os and everything else.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/motherboard-change-what-should-i-do.341140/
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A:Motherboard change help!!!

What's your budget?

I think the answers will largely depend on how much money you want to put into this project.

If you are looking for a graphics upgrade and you are replacing your mobo consider moving to a board with PCI-Express graphics. That would give you a longer life to your investment and the graphics boost is nice indeed. Of course, if you go that far you are probably looking at a new processor and memory as well.

Also, what size power supply do you currently have? Newer graphics cards need more power and most stock computers don't supply much of that.

- Bob
 

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A:Do i Need to change my Motherboard?

Short answer: It depends.

Graphics card memory and PC memory are two separate things.


The DDR3 memory on graphics cards is independent to what your dektop PC has installed. The DDR3 memory modules on graphics cards are part of the card. Separate to the PC's memory.

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http://www.upgradecomputermemory.com...AM-Memory.html

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A:change motherboard and activation

Changing the MB usually is considered a new computer. You may have to call MS to activate with the same key number if it will not activate online normally.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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Does this machine have a OEM OS tied to the original Motherboard?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-motherboard-on-vista.721527/
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A:Motherboard change. Won't boot up

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A:Change motherboard without reinstall Win 7 x64

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk


Hey all,

My mobo just failed so I am thinking about attempting a mobo swap without a reinstall.

I found this thread: Change Mobo and Processor without format ? where the OP reported success.

If I can get this working, are there any potential Cons that I should be aware of?

If I do have to reinstall how does the Repair reinstall differ than the Clean reinstall?

I already have all my Personal Files on a separate partition on the HD and I will be using the same processor and RAM. Thanks.


You shouldnt even have to do a repair, just install and see if it identifies everything. Have the latest mobo chipset and integrated stuff drivers downloaded and ready to go if you can. If Win7 doesnt recognize the new mobo then a repair is a 2nd option.

From your specs it appears this is a custom or homemade PC... if so you really shouldnt have any issues!

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A:BSOD After Motherboard Change

  
Quote: Originally Posted by giaviv


Hey guys,

I just changed to a different motherboard because my other one broke and now I can't boot my Windows 7, understandably though. How can I make it work? I launched the setup repair which didn't help but I am now looking at the console. I am able to open regedit and load the SYSTEM hive and control the services in ControlSet001. Which drivers should I try playing with there to make it work?

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Thanks!




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A:can i change the layout of my pc's motherboard?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nabob


hey guys,

so, the pc that i have is this one: HP Pavilion Elite HPE-235f Desktop PC Product Specifications | HP? Support. Now, the motherboard recently died on it, so i was considering replacing it with this board instead: MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX 5 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com

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Thanks


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A:OEM System change of motherboard

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A:Can I change my CPU without buying a new motherboard?

What's your motherboard model and what CPU do you have at the moment?

Also what do you use the PC for?
 

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A:Computer motherboard Architecture change

Quote:
Do you see a totally new design or types of motherboards?
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A:Performance issues after motherboard change

For a start why are you using an RC Build, 7100, its well out of date.
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Look at my specs

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A:Win 7 will not start or reinstall after motherboard change

Hello Les, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is activation your only issue at this point?

It's not activating since you changed the motherboard, CPU, and RAM. It thinks you have installed it on a new computer with it still installed and activated on the old computer (motherboard etc...).

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HTH

Jerry
 

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Why...did you replace the motherboard with an identical replacement?  What was going wrong...and what made you think that a MB replacement would solve it?
 
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I had to replace my SSD initially as i found that it was incompatible with the motherboard.


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A:Solved: which key to press out of standby-can i change it...how do i change log in

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Or, give details of your machine if you are unable to find it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-which-key-to-press-out-of-standby-can-i-change-it-how-do-i-change-log-in.583482/
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A:[SOLVED] Motherboard ID

Belarc or Aida32 will give you your motherboard all computer properties and software installed. Print a copy after the d/l and file it .
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-motherboard-id.172778/
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A:Solved: motherboard

gerpal60,

Welcome to TSG!

You can download a copy of your motherboard's manual here.

It probably won't help as far as the lead's color coding, but it might help in trying to determine where the sockets should be plugged in.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-motherboard.845179/
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A:Solved: Motherboard help

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-motherboard-help.1027614/
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A:Solved: MotherBoard HELP

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-motherboard-help.731193/
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A:Solved: Motherboard help

Asus P5QL Pro Intel P43
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-motherboard-help.867553/
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http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/DP43TF/DP43TF-overview.htm

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