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post #1 of 10
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I'm replacing my mobo because I didn't have enough forsight to see that I would eventually sli and my current mobo doesn't support it. I've heard that changing mobos sometimes screws the entire system, but I'm changing it from the p7p55 model to the same model that supports sli. Is there anything I need to do to ensure that everything works properly? Also I had trouble before with installing my harddrives. Any tips would be appreciated
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Shouldn't have any problems. Take the old one out, install the new one. Plug everything up, go into the BIOS make sure boot order and everything is kosher. Go into windows and update the board, or if you can flash it before loading into windows. Just make sure to download the updated drivers from the boards website and put them on a CD or flash drive.
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What aboat the removal of the thermal paste?
    
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post #4 of 10
Hang on
when you say go into windows and update the board???
I'm intending to update my p67 ud7 to newer b3 version of same board.
As you can see new to this too, and could do with v basic help too
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post #5 of 10
Do a fresh windows install afterwards!
Oh and make sure your stand-off pins are in the right places or you will short circuit your mobo
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post #6 of 10
He's referring to updating the BIOS in windows. Or just download the new rom, put it on a flash drive or floppy / cd, update the new board that way.

Shouldn't have issues if it's the same chipset.
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post
Do a fresh windows install afterwards!
Why?

I'm on my 3rd different board and no re-install was needed or necessary. Windows' "Found new hardware" is a wonderful thing.
post #8 of 10
Make sure you use standoffs, and the correct ones. If you happen to screw a wrong one in where your motherboard has no hole, then if you have some anti static foam you can cover the standoff(antistatic foam cannot short circuit anything)
    
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post #9 of 10
Might seem a silly question but new to this
DOes the new board not already come with an updated bios

So should just changing the board not work anyway, then if it does just update to the latest versions as and when required

Or - is the bios from the old board stored within windows? in which case i can see that it would need to be changed before the old board would run.

Other issue is drivers - at what stage if any do these need to be updated - if for example changing from old sandy bridge board to b3 version of same?

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post #10 of 10
Quote:
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Might seem a silly question but new to this
DOes the new board not already come with an updated bios

So should just changing the board not work anyway, then if it does just update to the latest versions as and when required

Or - is the bios from the old board stored within windows? in which case i can see that it would need to be changed before the old board would run.

Other issue is drivers - at what stage if any do these need to be updated - if for example changing from old sandy bridge board to b3 version of same?

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The BIOS is stored on a chip in your board, not on your hard drive.
    
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