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so my 780i was fried and i just bought the 750i planning on installing in tomorrow when i change mother boards will i need a need OS? or loose anything on my HDD? also can i do anything with the 780i? do people buy broken mobos?
any other info about this would be great thanks.
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post #2 of 13
bake the 780i and see if it will work again...people have done it before
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oh and yes you will have to install a new OS
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so my 780i was fried and i just bought the 750i planning on installing in tomorrow when i change mother boards will i need a need OS? or loose anything on my HDD? also can i do anything with the 780i? do people buy broken mobos?
any other info about this would be great thanks.
you will not need to re-install windows, as the two boards use the same type of Nvidia South bridge. although you will need to let windows do its thing on first boot up

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oh and yes you will have to install a new OS
only if you go from two incompatible SB's, like going from an ICH9R (intel)to a 780i MCP (Nvidia)...
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you will not need to re-install windows, as the two boards use the same type of Nvidia South bridge. although you will need to let windows do its thing on first boot up



only if you go from two incompatible SB's, like going from an ICH9R (intel)to a 780i MCP (Nvidia)...
cool thanks!
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Its always better that you reinstall your OS every time you change motherboard, at least everything will work 100%.
 
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Its always better that you reinstall your OS every time you change motherboard, at least everything will work 100%.
welll i would but ... i lost my disc... unless theirs a free way >.> im SOL
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welll i would but ... i lost my disc... unless theirs a free way >.> im SOL
If you still have your key you could download and burn a disk, then just use your legit key.
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post #9 of 13
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Also i cant seem to find my 750i for the pencil mod... its not the same as the FTW models... chips arnt in the same places as the other pencil mod threads anyone know where it may be ?
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Just in case you want to reinstall Windows, remember to delete the one currently installed in your computer first or else the serial number will be in use and your serial will no longer work. Btw this won't apply if you have an multi user version but personally i think most people will buy the OEM version, Hope it helps.
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