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I will have to replace my motherboard with a different model. I asked Microsoft and they said it was okay. Are there any issues/tips/advice I should be aware of when I make the switch?

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The person you spoke to is incorrect (too many of them either don't have a clue or don't care). The OEM's EULA specifically states that this is not ok at all. You might be able to get away with it, but it's not allowed in the EULA.

 

We are also not really allowed to support it either:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/156182/oem-clarification

 

So, you're kind of on your own. All I can really tell you is, just try it and see what happens.

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #3 of 3
In my experience I haven't had issues. Just cant really go into detail about it I suppose.

Joe
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