Re: Motherboard change

Don Foret ( )
Sun, 28 Dec 1997 20:40:17 -0500

I recently switched from an Intel FX motherboard to an ASUS HX motherboard and
had NO problems at all either.

But...nothing is guaranteed.

I would recommend just changing the motherboard first and once its up and
running make any other required changes.

Good luck!!!

Mitchell B. Wagers wrote:

> 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
> resinstall.
> (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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