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Just placed an order for this on line as my Asrock went defunct after trying to install my new cpu.. I know this isn't the greatest motherboard, some may say its far from it, but its all I could afford at this time. so now my question is, has anyone used these two together (cpu and mobo) and should I expect any problems.. I know I should've asked this before I bought the mobo but I was in a rush and acted out of frustration smile.gif

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Edited by trojan92 - 2/18/11 at 10:34am
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post #2 of 24
Looks like you should be fine smile.gif Might be a little cramped if you put a different heatsink and fan on it but you'll have that on a micro board. Does your case allow a micro board to be used?

Edit: Checked out your case, a Micro ATX board will work, you might just have to move some standoffs around.
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yes, I've checked, the Asrock was a Micro ATX board anyway.
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another question, do I have to install my OS all over again once I upgrade the motherboard?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trojan92;12419468 
another question, do I have to install my OS all over again once I upgrade the motherboard?

Probably yes..

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My brother did a swap and only reinstalled the drivers he needed with no problem. But I've also heard that it can corrupt your OS. If you have an OEM install of windows 7 you'll have to do a fresh install and more than likely buy a new copy since it basically links to your motherboard. I recommend a fresh install.
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I have to install 12 games all over again frown.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zerkk;12419548 
If you have an OEM install of windows 7 you'll have to do a fresh install and more than likely buy a new copy since it basically links to your motherboard. I recommend a fresh install.

This^^..

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Quote:
Originally Posted by trojan92;12419574 
I have to install 12 games all over again frown.gif

Are they Steam games? If so you can backup the steam apps folder. Some games like WoW you can just backup the directory and pull it back over to a fresh install and it'll work fine. I haven't reinstalled WoW since the vanilla days and I've had quite a few fresh installs since then.

Edit: Also if you have to wipe the whole drive just partition it so you have one for your OS and one for your games and apps so you don't have to worry about having to reinstall everything again.
Edited by Zerkk - 2/17/11 at 8:05am
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no, I don't use steam frown.gif
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