Fresh install of windows for new motherboard?

By OCZElite
Apr 11, 2008
  1. ok, here is my question, i'm upgrading to a Asus Striker Extreme 680i from my old P5N-E SLI, and i was wondering would i need a fresh window install in order for my computer recognize the new board? and also would drivers need to be re-installed again?
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,240   +92

    You could probably get it to "recognize" the board's devices in the sense that it would realize they're there and perhaps try to install drivers for them. However, it is highly recommended that you reinstall Windows upon replacing the motherboard.
  3. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

    Personally I haven't had a problem when doing that.... but it could cause trouble somewhere down the road
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