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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:38
Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:24
Also, as a side note, would I have to re-install Windows? I know a motherboard is a pretty major element so I am expecting to.
Not necessarily, you can reset Windows to its initial OOBE startup state using the sysprep utility.
Follow Method One of this guide:
Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:22
Drivers that do not correspond to hardware IDs will not be loaded anyway. No need to reinstall, sysprep only if you have enough time on your hands.
Anyway, 1156 boards are a great rarity as it is - they're out of stock everywhere. Finding a board that has HDMI (therefore, H55 only) will be even more of a challenge. I'd say take what you can get.
Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:25
I thought 1156 were the main ones?
That's disappointing to know as I only bought the system a couple of years ago!
Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:56
Yes, it went pretty quickly to 1155 - that one is the main one and, unfortunately, not compatible. And now there's the new 1150 which also isn't compatible. That's Intel...
Posted 06 August 2013 - 13:07
Unless my processor is compatible with any other socket motherboard? The link above is a 1155 board, yet my original one is a 1156
Don't really know the difference but it's a pretty bare bones system so only the processor, ram and four hard drives are in there. No DVD drive or anything.