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new MOBO

Postby Merlin » Thu May 31, 2012 10:35 pm

Any of you know anything about this board??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131758
thinking of updating to allow for DDR3 ram.


P.S. will upgrading my MOBO and ram cause me a problem with my OS?
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Re: new MOBO

Postby kenc51 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:22 am

You might have problems with the OS due to hardware changes.
To be on the safe side, uninstall any add-on drivers you've installed for things like the onboard network card and chip set etc. before swapping over.
Even if both boards have say Realtek audio or LAN, the versions can be slightly different.
This can lead to some random and hard to diagnose bugs later on.

I always use hardware changes as an oppertunity to do a clean install, this is not only the safer option; but also keeps things running the way they should.
I've gotten away with not reinstalling in the past, but I've also had situations where the whole process took 3x times longer than it should have because I tried the shortcut.


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Re: new MOBO

Postby Merlin » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:29 pm

I got this RAM to go with it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468
the speed being higher than the MOBO will support wont cause a problem will it??
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Re: new MOBO

Postby kenc51 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:30 pm

Shouldn't be a problem. The board should just run them at a lower speed.

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Re: new MOBO

Postby Merlin » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:23 pm

cool thanks....one day I would love to visit Ireland and have a "real" beer. I brew my own but I bet its not the same as what I would get in a real Irish pub.
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Re: new MOBO

Postby kenc51 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:44 am

Merlin wrote:cool thanks....one day I would love to visit Ireland and have a "real" beer. I brew my own but I bet its not the same as what I would get in a real Irish pub.


LOL
Most places sell Carlsberg, Heineken & Bud ohh and there's always the Guinness.
We have a few good bars which stock some nice beers, but it's England you need to go to for some nice real beers and ales.

We have nice Whiskey though :drinkers:

Ireland is great but if you ever do come, spend 90% of your time outside Dublin. The west coast from Donegal in the north to Kerry down south is breathtaking.



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Re: new MOBO

Postby Merlin » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:02 pm

So they actually sell Bud in Ireland?? say it aint so!!
Back to computers. So to upgrade this MOBO i use driver sweeper to erase the chipset and other drivers then shut it down install and thats it? Or are there a few things I should do first??
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