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Old 03-04-2003, 12:19 PM   #1
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New motherboard

Wondering if someone can help or at least give me some advice.
I'm looking at swapping my current motherboard and processor for better ones on my Slackware 8.1 system. I've checked and the motherboard is supported by the kernel. What I'm wondering is, can I simply just change the motherboard, and put all the hardware back in (hdds, vid card, 2 nics, soundcard) and will everything work? Or is there going to be some serious configuring to do? Any help or advice would be appreciated.
Old 03-04-2003, 12:58 PM   #2
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I think you could do it and get away with it, with some minor configuring on your part. But personally I'd do a clean install.
Old 03-04-2003, 01:05 PM   #3
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You can switch the AGP/PCI cards without a problem (or at least I did). The drives should be fine as long as you make sure they're configured the same way (i. e., primary master is the same drive from the previous installation to the new one, etc.); but I've never actually done this, so don't quote me.
Old 03-04-2003, 02:42 PM   #4
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Yeah, I've switched the vid card out with no problems before. And the drives I'm not too worried about. Just wondering if there's going to be any problems with the 2 nics.


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