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I just ordered my ASUS P5Q-E, a P45 chipset board, but a question arose in my mind:

I've been using an X38 board, the P5E, and realize that I will have to install the new ICH10R (?) chipset drivers on my hard drive.

Question: Do I have to reformat my HDD so as to avoid data corruption/system errors when installing an X38 driver hard drive into a P45 chipset mobo?

Of course, though I would like the answer to be no, if it is necessary to reformat, I will.

A simple yes/no is appreciated, but a more detailed response would be more so.

Thanks for any advice...
    
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probably will have to; i had problems moving from an ecs p4m890t-m2 to a 680i (board blew even though it was the evga verson) but it worked fine with my current maximus formula
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Yes you have to reformat because you are changing chipsets.
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I just ordered my ASUS P5Q-E, a P45 chipset board, but a question arose in my mind:

I've been using an X38 board, the P5E, and realize that I will have to install the new ICH10R (?) chipset drivers on my hard drive.

Question: Do I have to reformat my HDD so as to avoid data corruption/system errors when installing an X38 driver hard drive into a P45 chipset mobo?

Of course, though I would like the answer to be no, if it is necessary to reformat, I will.

A simple yes/no is appreciated, but a more detailed response would be more so.

Thanks for any advice...
Yes DEFINATLY. When ever you do a major upgrade, and yes a mobo is a MAJOR upgrade you always want to format.
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well, thanks for being blunt, and helpful. In all honesty, those were exactly the kind of answer I needed.

So now in COD4, being the game I play most these days, can anybody tell me how to transfer a profile?

Once again, thanks for the help.
    
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profile transfer help anyone?
    
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