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Sorry, did not know if I should be posting this under windows or motherboards. Anyhow, My ga-945p board is dead, the only remotely close board would be ga-g41. Question is, will I have to reinstall windows because of different chipsets.

Thanks in advance!
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If you are using XP or Vista, yes.

If you are using Windows 7, maybe but probably not. However, you might consider doing a reinstall anyway. Systems on 7 I have transferred over have suffered from slight hiccups after the fact, mainly performance issues. The only times I have seen failed WIndows 7 hardware swaps are when going from nVidia cards to AMD video cards (but not vice versa). Changing procesors, chipsets, and memory usually don't cause the computer to bluescreen after the swap.

If you are using Windows 8, it is highly unlikely you will need to do a reinstall. It has been my experience that Windows 8 implements hardware changes even better than 7 and I haven't seen any performance loss on the Windows 8 computers I have moved over that way like I did on 7.
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Only one way to find out ;-) Don't forget to back up all your data before switching on!
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Thanks!!!!!, No need to reinstall windows, only ethernet divers. Oh, and had to buy 2 sticks ddr3, ddr2 wouldn't fit. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by stratman View Post

Thanks!!!!!, No need to reinstall windows, only ethernet divers. Oh, and had to buy 2 sticks ddr3, ddr2 wouldn't fit. thumb.gif

You could have also done this: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html
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