switching from AMD->Intel

By whiternoise
Nov 13, 2005
  1. As i recently busted my cpu, i am getting it repaired. I was thinking of switching to an intel chip. If I do this (changing the motherboard as well) will i have to change anything on my HDD?
  2. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Posts: 394


    You will probably have to reformat it. Backup everything and then strip it.
  3. whiternoise

    whiternoise TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    thanks. its just that i'm getting it repaired by a company who have pretty good fees except that it doesn't look like they provide AMD repairs, so I might just buy an AMD chip and get them to install it.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  5. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Posts: 394

    my bad

    My bad, sorry.
  6. whiternoise

    whiternoise TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Cheers guys
  7. gary_hendricks

    gary_hendricks TS Rookie Posts: 107

    Hi whiternoise,

    You CPU (whether AMD or Intel) is independent of the HDD. You can basically use any IDE hard disk you like.

    But like spartanslayer mentioned, make sure you backup your HDD whenever you do major upgrades to your system, such as change the CPU or motherboard.

    Good luck! :giddy:
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