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since AM3 and AM3+ are similar, would i need to do a fresh install if i switch my board out? not really that big of a deal, but i figured if im staying with amd and the same chip and whatnot, i wouldnt have a problem.
    
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I've changed from a Crosshair IV to a Rampage III with the same OS installed. I didn't experience any problems.

I have since reinstalled a few months ago.

You should be ok.
    
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It's usually best to reinstall.
But it doesn't hurt to try.
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If you do run into problems, eg: the BSOD Stop 0x0000007B error (meaning you storage chipset changed), then a really really handy tool is Hirens.

There is a registry fix called "fix hdc.cmd" (mass storage) or similar. It is also available in BartsPE, Sardu, UBC4WIN, etc boot cds. Ive used it successfully in Windows 7 and Windows XP systems.

Wonderful if your mobo dies (or like me, forget to uninstall old hard disk controller before ripping it out of mobo :facepalm. Also works when you switched from IDE to AHCI mode (or visa versa). Much easier then doing sysprep or similar.
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i definitely ran into the problem you were speking of kevin, i would post and it would recognize everything, and it would say starting windows freeze then BSOD and reset the computer. but the problem is, i cant even get into safemode

i have to do a clean install so im backing up all my documents now.
    
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Wait, i dont have to do a clean install? im assuming it would be better if i did, but if i can avoid that, that would be fantastic.


edit: also changed board companies, gigabyte to asus, but i assume that wouldnt make that big of a difference

i believe the chipset changed which is whats causing my BSOD. any way to link me to what you were speaking of Kevin?
    
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Not sure if its against the rules to post links to such files? If you own windows you have the right to a license of windows, but technically "Hiren" built the disc whereas technically you are supposed to(but who has the time to do that!). Its really easy to google "hirens boot cd", its the first result.

Just burn CD ISO Image to a CD (using a second computer, wifes, work, etc), pop it in the broken computer, and set computer to boot from CD. There are ways of converting the ISO to USB as well, but that gets more complicated. I custom built a 256MB BartsPE USB key with Aida64, Irfanview, Acronis True Image, and a few other small apps, but that took hours of tweaking to get it just right. Great for testing OC's while your HD's are unplugged.

While a clean install is sometimes the best to clean out an OS, if your like me and have dozens of programs installed, configured, tweaked windows registry, etc, its a REAL pain. Stop 7B can occur for other issues, so there is no 100% guarantee, but the fix works most of the time due to chipset drivers for hard drive controllers. Just make sure to uninstall anything from add-remove programs relating to the old motherboard once your booted. Then install any new drivers.
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I went from a 710SB 785G NB to a 750SB 790X NB no problem...
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yea i just went ahead and did a clean install anyway. thanks for your help kevin
    
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