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Chipset issue question

By garym
Apr 26, 2007
  1. I have read and been told that when replacing a motherboard that I need to think about the chipset. If the new motherboard chipset is different than the board I replaced that it may have some issues when installing. First what does the chipset do and what are these issues with, the CPU, hard drive, software? I assume the best way to deal with this is to get a board with the same chipset but what if I want to go with something newer, how do I deal with these issues?

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    The chipsets are the 'brain's" of a motherboard and control the various ports/slots/sockets on the motherboard.

    The cpu is the data manipulator that handles all the various commands between chipsets and the attached devices.

    The main consideration, when changing motherboards, is whether the change involves using the 'old' hardware (cpu, vid card, sound card, etc) OR if you are trying to achieve a complete new system that is 'better'.

    imo, anyway

    :)
     
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