Currently I am using a Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P. I think I cheaped out on the mobo a little in my build, and I want to upgrade it before trying to overclock. I am looking mostly at ASUS, mainly the Sabertooth or M5A99FX. My main question is whether Windows (8.1) will boot/run if I switch the board out, and what options I might want to set in the BIOS before attempting to boot. I have heard that with Windows 7 the process is not so easy, but with Windows 8 it should still work but may require reactivation? I've also read that whether I have an OEM or retail copy can affect this.
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4/17/14 at 10:10pm