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Anything I should do before replacing and installing my MOBO with the B3 one?

post #1 of 10
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I have a GA-P67A-UD5 b2 mobo currently in my computer and just recieved the replacement GA-P67A-UD5 B3 mobo from them. Is there anything I need to do such as erase things on my computer or whatnot before I install this B3 mobo? Or do I simply swap out the old B2 mobo, and put in the B3 mobo?

Thank you
post #2 of 10
clear cmos and that's pretty much it. I would advise reinstalling the os between hardware changes like that.
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you don't have to reinstall OS,win 7 will take care the rest
    
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post
you don't have to reinstall OS,win 7 will take care the rest
Because win7 is awesome like that.
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post #5 of 10
Well, just a fair warning. I've seen 9/10 people cannot reach their current overclock when moving to a B3 board. You might have to go through some trial and error to find stability again.

Best of luck.
post #6 of 10
Just make sure to plug in everything that you had connected before and windows 7 will configure and set up the rest.

When you get everything plugged into the new motherboard, go into bios and check to see if everything is correct like cpu speeds, ram, etc...
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post #7 of 10
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Alright. Thanks a bunch guys! I'm going to install it. I'll let you know how my clocks are on this new board. I hope I dont get lower clocks like E-peen said .
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Alright. Thanks a bunch guys! I'm going to install it. I'll let you know how my clocks are on this new board. I hope I dont get lower clocks like E-peen said .
take few pics of bios setting to make things easier on yourself
    
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post #9 of 10
The OS should be just fine. You have to remember, the only thing changing between the two boards is the revision on the chipset, so your drives and everything is going to stay the same, so windows won't even really notice that you have changed anything. Just might see that the boards serial or whatever number has changed and deactivate your copy, not a big deal though.
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take few pics of bios setting to make things easier on yourself
this^^^^
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