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post #21 of 23
I would, but I didn't when I switched a 680i & e6300 to a 780i & x6800.
Win 7 auto updated and installed extra drivers.
I had no problems.
But I would reinstall anyway.
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post #22 of 23
Aboslutely unnecessary.

I've used OEM motherboards, retail motherboards, swapped chipsets, every single piece of hardware, etc. never an issue with XP or W7. You usually have to reactivate, but that's about it.
Edited by AyeYo - 4/1/11 at 3:59pm
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post #23 of 23
couldnt hurt but it's certainly not necessary... especially if the mobo is the only thing you're swapping in

if you're going from intel to amd or vice versa thats a different story..
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