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Cornholio8888

Basic beginner question on upgrading and changing CPU and Motherboard

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all,

 

My built computer from 2016 has finally given out on me and I was looking to upgrade my motherboard, CPU, and RAM.

My original build includes:

Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell Quad-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 1150 84W 

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

ASUS Z97-A/USB 3.1 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s

 

My new compatible parts:

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory

MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard

 

Would changing to these parts require me to wipe and reset the memory of on my hard drive and SSD?

 

Sorry I am not well versed with the hardware jargon its been a while.  Thanks for any help.

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3 minutes ago, Cornholio8888 said:

Would changing to these parts require me to wipe and reset the memory of on my hard drive and SSD?

It might work but it's always recommended to do a clean installation of Windows whenever you change the motherboard to prevent issues that might occur in the future, though you don't have to wipe the hard drive since I'm assuming it doesn't have Windows on it.


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