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I'm running on my Emachines stock motherboard (yes I felt that chill down my spine too) and it's time to trash it.
But i've never replaced a mobo before, though I know I could do it with ease. My real problem here is the Hard drive/OS. If I did upgrade my mobo, what the heck am I to do with my Hard drive?! Will it need a clean wipe? can I still use the pre-installed Vista OS?

I know buying a mobo is another topic, but I had Nvida's newest model in mind, are those a good choice? I want something very nice.

I can see a lot of things going wrong, but if someone could clear this up for me i'll be less noobish in the future and this will effectively work to everyone's benefit as i'll be here for a while
Edited by Rushnerd - 7/3/08 at 10:15pm
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you are going to want to do a format and fresh install of windows when you change the motherboard.
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You would have to format your HD. Then install the mobo with its drivers and so on. I suggest also that you will get a new CPU when the time comes since you have the stongest card in the market right now.
 
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Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
you are going to want to do a format and fresh install of windows when you change the motherboard.
I can do a fresh windows install even though it came with the computer right? The comp came with a dvd but im not sure that its got the OS on it...

Shucks, your making me blush Anth
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Bump, I still need answers.
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