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Best way to go about changing motherboard

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 12/9/2019 at 4:49 PM, Eigenvektor said:

Disassemble your PC, swap components to new motherboard and assemble again. You'll probably have to reactivate Windows after the swap.

 

Why though?

Im aware of the how to I just wanted to know if I needed to do something with the bios since ill be swapping from a 2600 to 3700x and using my same nvme m.2 ssd

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13 minutes ago, Straussy said:

Im aware of the how to I just wanted to know if I needed to do something with the bios since ill be swapping from a 2600 to 3700x and using my same nvme m.2 ssd

The BIOS is part of the motherboard, so the new board will have it's own.

 

You existing Windows install *should* work by just plugging the drive into the new board, however, with swapping to a new chipset and processor you might have issues.  A clean install is probably the best way to do it, but not strictly necessary unless things start acting up.


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12 minutes ago, Straussy said:

Im aware of the how to I just wanted to know if I needed to do something with the bios since ill be swapping from a 2600 to 3700x and using my same nvme m.2 ssd

An X570 board should support both 2nd gen and 3rd gen Ryzen out of the box.

 

I'd be more worried about Windows issues when switching both board and CPU at the same time.

 

The B450 supports an 3700x just fine (may need a BIOS update). So you should be fine keeping the board and just swapping the CPU.

 

The reason I asked why is: What are you hoping to gain from X570? Except for PCIe 4.0 there's not much reason and PCIe 4.0 isn't that import to have, right now.


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9 hours ago, Eigenvektor said:

What are you hoping to gain from X570? Except for PCIe 4.0 there's not much reason and PCIe 4.0 isn't that import to have, right now.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 12/13/2019 at 9:38 AM, Eigenvektor said:

An X570 board should support both 2nd gen and 3rd gen Ryzen out of the box.

 

I'd be more worried about Windows issues when switching both board and CPU at the same time.

 

The B450 supports an 3700x just fine (may need a BIOS update). So you should be fine keeping the board and just swapping the CPU.

 

The reason I asked why is: What are you hoping to gain from X570? Except for PCIe 4.0 there's not much reason and PCIe 4.0 isn't that import to have, right now.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 12/13/2019 at 9:38 AM, Eigenvektor said:

An X570 board should support both 2nd gen and 3rd gen Ryzen out of the box.

 

I'd be more worried about Windows issues when switching both board and CPU at the same time.

 

The B450 supports an 3700x just fine (may need a BIOS update). So you should be fine keeping the board and just swapping the CPU.

 

The reason I asked why is: What are you hoping to gain from X570? Except for PCIe 4.0 there's not much reason and PCIe 4.0 isn't that import to have, right now.

 

On 12/13/2019 at 9:36 AM, RAS_3885 said:

The BIOS is part of the motherboard, so the new board will have it's own.

 

You existing Windows install *should* work by just plugging the drive into the new board, however, with swapping to a new chipset and processor you might have issues.  A clean install is probably the best way to do it, but not strictly necessary unless things start acting up.

If i were to clean install windows would it delete the rest of the content on ssd and how would I remove windows before hand?

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6 hours ago, Straussy said:

If i were to clean install windows would it delete the rest of the content on ssd and how would I remove windows before hand?

A clean install of Windows already removes the partition and/or formats it, so there will be nothing left except a fresh install of Windows. There's no need to manually remove Windows beforehand. You do need to backup your data though.


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