Changing Mobo's, is it a nightmare?

By CatastrophE
Oct 24, 2005
  1. Hey everyone, :)

    Right, i'm thinking of changing my Mobo to something a bit more up to date,
    my current one is running a AMD Athlon XP 3000+ i'm thinking of moving up to a AMD Athlon 64 3000+ and an Elitegroup 755 Mobo or something similar.
    Basically i've heared that simply changing the mobo is not enough, and you have to go through a lot of other stuff to get it working right, it doesent sound excruciatingly complicated but I was wondering if someone could highlight what's to be done to get it running properly, ive heared it's something along the lines of configuring the BIOS and then booting from the XP CD and selecting Repair and updating your Service Packs, is this right? I dont particularly feel like backing up my whole HD if I dont have to, i'm running on XP too if this help's somewhat, in case I confused things to start with, i'm updating my Mobo and Processor, not just my Mobo.

    Right, thanks lol

  2. RipVanWinkle

    RipVanWinkle TS Rookie

    Every time I uprade my board/cpu, I always format and re-install everything fresh. If nothing else it will puke: out all the junk.
  3. CatastrophE

    CatastrophE TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Hmmm it could be a good idea I guess, keeping the stuff that I need and cutting the crap out, but I was kinda hoping for an easy way out without having to start from scratch.
  4. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

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