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Old August 15, 2011, 06:42 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
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My System Specs

Exclamation installing a new motherboard

hi, i am new to the computer building world, and i am looking to buy a new motherboard to replace my existing Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H. i love my motherboard, but i want to get a second HD 6970 to run in crossfire. my currentt motherboard is a microATX so it only has one pcie slot.

My question is if i install a new mobo will i have to reinstall windows and get all my files back, or do i just plug it in, and attach my hardrive to it and it starts up like normal?

I have no problem physically installing the new motherboard, but i am not to sure about the software on the mobo. my computer was built for me by tigerdirect so i didnt get to experience the software installation of it, but i have taken my computer apart, and rebuilt it.

my computer specs are:
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Motherboard: Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H
Processor: AMD Phenom II 1055T 2.8Ghz (Overclocked to 3.7Ghz without increasing voltage)
Memory: Patriot 2Gb 1333MHz x2 dual channel
Video: AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB
HDD: Main: Western Digital Caviar 500GB Secondairy: Seagate 1TB
PSU: Ultra LSP 750Watt ATX
Case: CoolMaster HAF-912
Optical: Asus DRW-24B3ST
OS: Windows 7 Home premium
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thanks for all your help!

Last edited by FLATLANDRIDER; August 15, 2011 at 06:48 PM.
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