Question about ASUS A7V400-MX Motherboard
I have a12-21-04 A7V400-mx with a 1660mhz AMD processor. that runs at 100 persent. I was thinking of putting a bigger processor and or a new motherboard in. can that be done with out losing info on hard drives? what motherboard combo do you sugest? I have lots of music and pic files. Any Sugestions ?? Thanks. Michael
In regards to your question about upgrading your system mainly if you change out the main hardware you will need to reinstall your operating system, I will assume that you have Windows. However his does not mean you will lose your data.
Normally if you have to replace the motherboard on your system unless it is the same model board you will need to reinstall Windows. Now with the CPU upgrade you may not have to depending on the differences between the new and old CPU but it is a good idea to do any ways. The reason for the is that when Windows is first installed on the system it scans the system to see what hardware is there then installs the right drives needed to run the system properly.
Another way to look at is a human we all have the same parts. However I can not just give you one of my kidneys if you needed it. You have to make sure that it is compatible with your system. The same thing is true with computers. So that is why you will need to reinstall Windows. Note you should be able to change out the other hardware with out any trouble, except the HD of course because it has your operating system on it.
Now comes to the part with your data. There is a couple of ways you can does this. Ether you can back of the data to CD or DVD. If your have a 2nd harddrive you can move the data over to it then format the first one to reinstall your Windows on. The easiest option is if you do not have another harddrive or want to add another one is to buy a new one. Then you can make this the drive that you reinstall Windows on and keep all you other data on the other drive.
Hope this helps
If you have any more problems and/or questions let me know.
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
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