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I'll really have to do a completely fresh install of windows? Is there any way to keep my games/programs all installed?
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Is it the same chipset/proc? If so you generally wont need to reinstall the OS.
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Is it the same chipset/proc? If so you generally wont need to reinstall the OS.
Oh no lol. Going from my current setup to an 1155 mobo and an i5-2400.
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I've never heard of having to reinstall Windows just because of a mobo upgrade (I have heard you will have to activate again because of the major hardware change). If you disconnect the HDD from the old mobo, and connect it to the new mobo, it should work the same, thus no need to format.
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You will have to install new drivesr but that is about it.
 
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Oh no lol. Going from my current setup to an 1155 mobo and an i5-2400.
Nooooooo! You should have gotten the 2500k for just a little bit more. Oh well.


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I'd recommend uninstalling all your old board's drivers before switching it over. Althought it's not absolutely necessary to re-install your OS when changing motherboards, I'd highly recommend it.
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Originally Posted by feteru View Post
Nooooooo! You should have gotten the 2500k for just a little bit more. Oh well.


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I haven't ordered the parts yet. It's just that, I'm not sure a 2500k would be necessary for gaming. All I want to do with the rig is play games, so I'm not sure that even $25 extra is worth it.
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