Problem Motherboard - I think
Posted on 2006-10-21
My father has an MSI KM4M-V Socket A MB that appears to be entering the grave. He recently tried to patch a program and following reboot the system has requested reactivation (possibly a problem identifying the MB) and has frequently shutoff cold. His operating system is Windows XP Home Edition. The application being patched was Adobe Acrobat. I know that Adobe's License Managers have been problematic before, but I don't think that's the problem at this time. There is a new power supply now and the system acts the same. So, on to the question.
I want to upgrade his computer to an ASUS K8N-32 SLI Deluxe, Athlon 64 3700, a PCI-Express video card, and 1 Gig of RAM (a lot of changes). Is there a way to update the installation of Windows to include the new MB drivers, CPU, GPU and RAM without losing the HD data? What I mean is just install the Hard Drive to the new MB and update the drivers without causing a problem?