Motherboard, CPU and ram upgrade

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by steveR, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. steveR

    steveR New Member

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    I installed a new motherboard, CPU and ram into my computer case. I left the drives there. When finished, Windows 10pro booted up perfectly. On all previous other builds, I've always done a fresh install. My computer at this time is running perfectly, and I've run several stress tests with no problems. Does anyone want to weigh in and tell me whether or not you have to do clean installs when installing the three components that I did?
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600K CPU @ 3.70GHz, 3696 Mhz, 6 cores
    16Gigs ram
    Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING
    Windows 10 pro
     
  2. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Win10 is a lot more resilient than other versions when moving the same installation between hardware. XP/7 would BSOD hard the majority of the time, or just run like garbage.
     
  3. steveR

    steveR New Member

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    Thanks for the quick response. It was just by luck that my flash drive with the Windows media creation tool wasn't plugged in at the time when the system left the bios screen and went straight into Windows10. Again, thanks.
     
  4. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd uninstall any and all drivers relating to your previous motherboard and install ones for the new one.

    Personally I'd still nuke and reinstall but you're probably okay if nothing seems amiss.
     
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  5. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    I usually do this anyway and would recommend it as well. Even on a nvme setup you see a difference between a fresh install and one with a year of garbage on it.
     
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