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Okay, so right now i have a Intel Dual Core 3.0ghz CPU and a P5kpl-CM Mobo with 2 Ram slots.

My friend has a Nvidia Mobo that's takes the same 775 CPUs as mine but his Mobo has 4 ram slots but he has a 3.0ghz Intel p4 in his Mobo.

I was wondering how much trouble would it be to Switch out the CPU from my mobo to his mobo?

Like would there be serious problems with bios or something because i don't want to go through the trouble if i would have to reformat my computer.
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What? So you are switching from 775 to 775 <.<. You will have no problems at all. Now problem is, if his mobo is DDR3 or DDR2. Core duos supports both DDR3 and DDR2 max to 1333MHz ram.
If both(yours and your friends) mobos are DDR2 you will have no problem at all.
Edited by Shame486 - 6/19/11 at 7:23am
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lol, ya 775 to 775 i wasn't sure if it would matter since his Mobo bios are different then my Bios. I messed with my CPU in my bios and i'll be switching to his mobo so idk if my CPU would freak out when i switch it or if it would switch itself back to default
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Yes it would set back to default.
 
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Should have no problem other than needing to reload drivers for the swapped motherboards.Other than wanting to add more ram is there any other reason to swap them?
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Nope, i want to add more ram because the game APB reloaded eats my 4gs of ram. Well his board also has WAY better overclocking ability then my mobo its a really crappy one and is limited.
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Originally Posted by ducrider View Post
Should have no problem other than needing to reload drivers for the swapped motherboards.Other than wanting to add more ram is there any other reason to swap them?
What do you mean by reload drivers?
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What do you mean by reload drivers?
The motherboards have different hardware on them, hardware that your OS needs to know how to use. When you switch motherboards you should completely re-install your OS.

You can try to just load the drivers for the new motherboard on top of/next to the others, however, that is a recipe for instability and BSODs.

THE BOS is loaded on the motherboard, so yes, it will be different and you will have to re-do all settings (and settings that worked on one board may not work on the other one so I would not just go and set everything the same. Trial and error will be needed again).
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The motherboards have different hardware on them, hardware that your OS needs to know how to use. When you switch motherboards you should completely re-install your OS.

You can try to just load the drivers for the new motherboard on top of/next to the others, however, that is a recipe for instability and BSODs.

THE BOS is loaded on the motherboard, so yes, it will be different and you will have to re-do all settings (and settings that worked on one board may not work on the other one so I would not just go and set everything the same. Trial and error will be needed again).
So basically you're saying there is a good chance ill have to do a clean sweep and reinstall everything?
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Stinkbag View Post
So basically you're saying there is a good chance ill have to do a clean sweep and reinstall everything?
Exactly, I never even bother trying when I switch boards. I just do a format and re-install.

That doesn't mean don't switch boards, just don't do it lightly. If you can get better performance from the other one, well, do it.
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