| posts: 9,152 | Location: Finland
Originally Posted by popcorn1
I have an Asus X58 P6T Deluxe motherboard. Im going to be switching to an Asus x58 Rampage II Gene motherboard.
Since theyre both using the x58 chipset, can I just load up the windows default drivers and download the new drivers? I REALLY dont want to reformat.
Will it cause problems?
When I did a upgrade from ASUS P5B to P5Q PRO I didn't have to reinstall Windows. So it will most likely work just fine in your case too. Though, you will most likely have to reactivate Windows when it notices that you changed motherboard but that's not a big deal.
| posts: 3,396 | Location: West Chester, PA
I recently switched am2+ motherboards & cpus without formatting to see if there would be an issue. Later I formatted to test the difference in performance & for me there wasn't any performance loss. You may need to run Windows Repair or boot into safe mode if you get BSOD during start up, other than that you shouldn't have any issues. I'm running Windows 7 x64.