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Failed Southbridge in MSI P6NGM mobo


The first sign of a problem was the usb's stopped working. I'm prepared to buy another mobo, but do I have to reinstall the OS and software after the mobo is installed? If so, should I clone my HD first? I have these concerns because I have a very intergrated setup using 2.4 quad core cpu with 4 gigs of ram OS Xp pro sp3. On this system I run a recording studio with a host of periphials, i.e. external firewire soundcard, esata ext HD. Should I buy a mobo with esata & firewire ports and do away with the pci cards? I appreciate any suggestions that anyone may offer thanks AJ.

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If you replace the mobo with the exact same one that you have now you won't have to re-install the OS. Of course, you'll want to back up all your files before doing that. You probably have most of your files backed up anyway. If you get a mobo with onboard esata and firewire, that would be an improvement, however, you'll have to re-install the OS. You could try an in place OS install, though.

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Whenever changing out a MB, you run the risk of having to do a complete re-install of Windows. A few caveats: If you choose a MB with exactly the same chipset and integrated peripherals, then you may only need to update a few drivers. Sometimes a repair install will do the trick, but there's no way to know until you complete the upgrade.

I absolutely agree with your idea to clone your boot partition to another drive if possible, then use the cloned drive to test the move to the new MB and see what hurdles you encounter.

Best suggestion is exact model replacement of the MB in question. Check Pricewatch.com

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