Motherboard Change Help needed

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Dodger, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Dodger

    Dodger MDL Novice

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    I have just fitted a new Motherboard running the same CPU and HD but vista is crashing with a blue screen (to quick to see what is says) about 4 seconds into booting.
    Now I suspect it's because of the MB change, is there a way around this or is a complete reload needed or has anyone got any suggestions. :confused:

    Thanks
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    first thing i would check is your ram is it seated properly and run a ramtester program.
     
  3. Dodger

    Dodger MDL Novice

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    I ran windows own memory test from the install DVD will run memtest tomorrow, I have checked the seating and it looks good but you never know, it's just I was expecting something like this XP pro never liked being run in another machine.
     
  4. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    Im not sure what you are trying to achieve here. you posted this yesterday. I thought you were looking to change a processor on a machine using win7. Now you are changing a mobo in a machine using vista. All i can say is i have changed mobo and cpu on my win7 machine activated with slic 2.1 bios mod and have had no problem at all.
     
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  5. Dodger

    Dodger MDL Novice

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    Yes I did post that as you say, I had a machine with 2 drives in running independently. I upgraded the processor and removed one of the drives, at the same time I got a new MB and fitted the old processor in that one and used a drive I had removed which had Vista on.
    The old MB with the new CPU worked fine but the new MB with the old CPU is giving the fault I described.
    Nothing sinister I can assure you.
     
  6. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

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    If it is an identical motherboard you should be able to swap it out without problems. If it is a different motherboard, especially if it is a different chipset, then you need proper drivers for the boards components...ie....Chipset, controllers, sound, video, LAN, etc.

    Sometimes you need to uninstall previous drivers from add/remove software. Details in the BSOD dump would help us narrow it down.
     
  7. Dodger

    Dodger MDL Novice

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    Of course how did I miss that, both Asus boards but ones a P45 and the other is a G41, is there any way of doing a drive change without a reload of the OS?
    When you say add/remove software from where do you mean..
     
  8. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

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    Really need details of the BSOD to nail down what it was caused by. You need to remove any installed drivers in add/remove programs. Then add chipset drivers, any controller/RAID drivers, and other drivers for your motherboard like sound and LAN as needed.