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Old 02-29-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default Will I need to Reinstall Windows?

I just bought a new mobo and cpu. I got the Gigabyte GA 990XA and I am upgrading from the 790FX-GD70 and also I have a 965BE and upping to a 1090T. Will I have to reinstall windows when I make the swap? I really don't want to because I downloaded it off there site. I suppose I still have the ISO from them but don't really want to deal with it and really like my stuff the way it is now. So I was just wondering if I could just make the switch and then start my OC journey right away?

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Old 02-29-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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To be frank, it's a gamble. However, since they are not the same chipset and you're using either IDE or AHCI for the SATA mode, then you'd probably might not have a problem, but chances are still present that it might not work, but I have a good feeling, however I might be wrong.
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You might be able to get away without reinstalling Windows. At the very least, you should boot into safe mode and uninstall all of the old motherboard drivers.
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Got it. I didn't need to. Running my 1090t at 3.2 still but still 13C lol.
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