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Duane Andre Apr 20, 2011, 10:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Current System:
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) (build 7600)
Install Language: English (United States)
HP-Pavilion RK574AA-ABA a1730n
Enclosure Type: Desktop / uATX
Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. A8M2N-LA (NodusM3) 1.05
Processor: 2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT w/1GB VRAM

I'm upgrading (of sorts) to:
M4A78LT-M - uATX
AM3 Phenom II X6 1055T (Six-Core)
(Dual channel 4 DDR3 1800+ (O.C.) ; 8Gb RAM
2.8GHz
6 x 512KB L2 Cache
6MB L3 Cache
45nm
125W
HyperTransport technology
Integrated memory controller
AMD Virtualization
64-Bit
HDMI/DVI/RGB Interface Support
ASUS EPU

What I want to do is minimize reloading everything. Is it possible (reasonable, no-way Josť) to swap the MBs and fire it up without too much tinkering? Could I clone and restore? Is that approach reasonable? Or, is it best to start cleanly? I do understand the issues re: licensing, etc. I will contact MS receive their 'blessing' one way or the other.


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Dublin_Gunner Apr 21, 2011, 07:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SWAPPING MBs
Eh you could back up / /restore. Or even just uninstall all mobo drivers, switch off, install new mobo, install new mobo drivers.

You'd probably want a good driver sweep, and it should work (in fact, I think I've done this before).


However, you'd be best doing a full format and re-install of all your software. Painstaking, but the performance benefit will be well worth it, (as a nice format always is :) ).

Plus, you don;t run the risk of random left over driver parts causing complications.

Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II
Duane Andre Apr 21, 2011, 08:26am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SWAPPING MBs
I knew in my heart of hearts that was the conclusion, and it is not only painstaking, but painful watching paint dry. I'll save the pst and Norton 360 PW/Card file. I have the data on another drive. Any other recommended file saving?


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