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Getting a 780i in the mail.

Was wondering, I have the p5k (p35 chipset)

Would I be able to simply swap boards and everything will remain intact on my HDD?

I really don't want to have to..

I have a feeling it will work just fine but wanted to double check with OCN.

Thanks guys!

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For best results, and to save yourself some real headaches down the road, I'd do a fresh install.

I moved a machine from P35 to P45 without a fresh install, and had a few minor problems, so I think it might be do-able.
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It should work fine, I still have my QX9650/775 install running. Just load up the mobo drivers once windows has recovered.
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You just swap the motherboards man =P. The only thing you will have to worry about is drivers , which isn't a big deal at all.
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Originally Posted by rottenotto View Post
For best results, and to save yourself some real headaches down the road, I'd do a fresh install.

I moved a machine from P35 to P45 without a fresh install, and had a few minor problems, so I think it might be do-able.
Should be fine tho right? I don't have my key/cd on me at the moment so I'd prefer to not have to re-install

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It should work fine, I still have my QX9650/775 install running.
Perfect, thanks just what I wanted to hear

I can just simply download the chipset drivers and all and hopefully it runs fine.

Just wondering though, will I have to reinstall my soundcard and graphics driver?

Jam3s

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You just swap the motherboards man =P. The only thing you will have to worry about is drivers , which isn't a big deal at all.
Thanks

Will I have to install the wireless card driver as well? or will it all work fine?
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Just wondering though, will I have to reinstall my soundcard and graphics driver?

Jam3s
You shouldn't need to as long as you're still on the same processor architecture.
    
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You shouldn't need to as long as you're still on the same processor architecture.
perfect, yup same gpu and same cpu.

Just swapping the mobo
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