is it hard to change a mother board? 12 replies

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#1 12 years ago

i am going to update my mother board so that i can have PCI express




Mr. Whitlow

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#2 12 years ago

It takes quite some time, but I wouldn't say it's extremely hard, as long as you know what you're doing. Take everything off the old one first, take the old one off by unscrewing the 9 screws, put the new one in, screw it in and put the old stuff and some new stuff (In your case a PCI-E GPU) in.

You have to be extremely careful when selecting your new motherboard. Make sure everything is right for your setup.




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#3 12 years ago

It's not exactly difficult, per se. Just time consuming.




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#4 12 years ago

Be ready to format and reinstall your os when you are done. You have a very slim chance for your os to work if you are swapping your mobo. Make sure you back up everything you need.




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#5 12 years ago

It's not difficult as such, but as PC hardware goes it is one of the more involved and time consuming things. Your OS should work with a new motherboard, but if you use Windows you'll most likely have to re-activate it.




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#6 12 years ago

Which socket is your current mobo?




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#7 12 years ago
Bs|ArchaonIt's not difficult as such, but as PC hardware goes it is one of the more involved and time consuming things. Your OS should work with a new motherboard, but if you use Windows you'll most likely have to re-activate it.

Deffinitely not close here archon .... If you change a motherboard and it isn't the same chipset, or the same make, you have a slim chance of it working.

I have gone from an abit to an msi and not had it start but switch out to an asus and it worked. Some certain bugs were apparent, but it started posted and allowed me into windows.

Just to let you know, i have three test pcs in my home and have tried this many times.




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#8 12 years ago

There can be compatability issues with the OS but it should work.




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#9 12 years ago

relax bro .. i am not whining about numbers. I am just saying that i have been here before. It has a chance, but not always a good one. that's all....

like i said. when i had that mobo issue i went from one to another. In the end i ended up just getting the exact same board so i could just get it done without issue.

when you change the mobo you are changing alot of parameters. I am not questioning your experience, not at all.. after alot of your posts i can see you know something about something ;) .I am just giving the benefit of the opposite end of the spectrum is all.

it's like pulling the 4 cyl engine on a mustang , and putting in an 8 .... you have many things that need be changed, before it runs properly.




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#10 12 years ago

*wonders what kind of muppet would have a 4 cyl engine in a Mustang* :D

Yeah my response was a bit over-miffed, I realised that when I posted it and edited it lol. Just in case anyone was wondering what he's talking about. :p




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