Re: Motherboard change

Mitchell B. Wagers ( (no email) )
Sun, 28 Dec 1997 14:59:42 -0800

Well, he is correct...but there are a couple other factors. Most likely it
will work, but that doesn't mean it will be using the motherboard in an
optimal capacity. Different motherboards, all of them, have different
revisions and functionality. While switching motherboards may work, the
best solution is to actually reinstall (upgrade is fine, keeps all your
applications). NT, unless you are switching with identical motherboards.
One of the *major* factors is the chipset design, most Intel chipsets
support their current revisions plus the below revision
addressing/architecture. NT rarely reconfigures itself like Win95 does in
the event of a hardware change. All in all, you should be ok, but that's
some insight...
I would certainly check out the most recent HCL.
However, just switching from a single processor to dual is highly
not-recommended. To use that kernel functionality with NT, you have to
(Just a tidbit, this is supposed to be fixed in NT 5 *final* as well as the
Addition of IP's to the NIC.)

At 01:37 PM 12/28/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>If I change the motherboard, will there be problems ?
>About a month ago I had to switch out an asus dual pentium board (an old
>one, the max it would support was 100 MHz) for a Tyan dual pentium board
>(Tomcat III).
>The board was the only thing changed, everything else, including the CPUs
>is the same.
>It's been running fine and unattended ever since without any problems that
>i've noticed.
>This, however, does not mean that all will go well for you. Computers are
>know to be very picky and unpredictable. I think maybe I just got lucky
>for once! <grin>
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