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Hey guys,

I have my new system fully built a while ago and got my new B3 Motherboard ready to replace the old one.

My question is what are the steps and what will I need to do this? I don't need to keep anything on my hard drive and all the files I need I can just put on a USB drive.

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if its the same mobo, you dont have to do anything. i just popped my old one out and put the B3 one in and it worked fine
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Just pull the old, And place the new one in there.. It should boot up and install the any missing drivers.. Mine did and I went from a Biostar to this Asus. Without a hitch
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You should be able to just swap everything out, put it all in the new MB, done!
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Would I need to update the BIOS and overclocked settings I was using?
    
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Would I need to update the BIOS and overclocked settings I was using?
afaik yes.

Everything is new.
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You might have to contact microsoft to reactivate windows thats probably the only thing you gotta do
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