I just had a Gigabyte GA-8IGX motherboard go bad, and so I want to replace it and replace as little else as possible. My old motherboard uses the Intel 845G chipset. I have a Northwood P4 2.4GHz Socket 478 CPU running on it. It has 1 GB of 184-pin PC2700 installed. It has a 400/533 MHz FSB.
I am considering replacing it with a Via PM8M-V motherboard. This new board has a Socket 478 connector with an 800/533 MHz FSB. It calls for 184-pin PC 3200 DDR.
My question is whether the new board should work with all my old hardware, or if there are some issues I need to be aware of. Specifically, will I be able to use my old CPU and RAM? Will I need to reinstall Windows to get it to work due to a new chipset? If so, would there be any way around that?
Thanks for the help.