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Just About to Change Mobo, Will HD with OS Work with the New Mobo?

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Our Mobo (M2N-E) just went Kaput and won't load system, no beeps and just dark screen. So I just ordered another mobo (M2N-E SLI). My question is this, I was running Win XP Pro on one HD and Win Vista Ultimate in another HD, since I am changing the mobo, will it be able to recoginize the two OSs on these HD? I have a lot of programs and files on them that I don't want to lose. Can anyone help?
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If the processor is of the same class you should be fine. We have swapped out hard drives with similar hardware and run them and no problem. Usually it will detect the changes and reboot- it may even make you reactivate Windows. Also make sure in the BIOS that the hard drives are set in the right boot order so you boot to the right one first.

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Thanks CAdorf, I'll start the installation this weekend and will let you know how it went
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Hello Friends, as I mentioned previously, I went ahead and bought the Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe, and yesterday I went ahead and installed it. As with the previous mobo all the fans both the CPU and System fans were all running, yet monitor says no signal. I tried two grapic card one PCIe and one PCI still not signal to the monitor. Could it be that the RAMs tranfered from the M2N-E mobo were fried, could that cause the problem and how about the CPU which also came from the other mobo have been damaged for the speck. Please help friends I'm stuck.
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have you tested the monitor on another PC? Maybe that is the problem. Because even if the RAM or CPU are bad most motherboards will display and beep at you.
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I have and the same thing happened, one other thing I was thinking might be the culpit is the PSU which was rated at 800W, since I have 6 SATA HD connected and some PCI Cards I'm thinking the PSU might over tasked. What do you think?
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so you tried the monitor on a different PC? Or a different monitor on this PC?

Here is a PSU calculator:

http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html

But 800W should be very sufficient unless you have like SLI or something and Overclocking.
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The mobo is M2N-SLI, no overclocking.
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It could be cpu problem but too early to say that. I would remove the mobo out of the case, place on card board, install minimum hardware and power up see if you have any result of system is booting fine.
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Thanks so very much Punky, I actually did what you suggested and still came up with the same problem. I called Asus the mfgr of the mobo, they said the same thing you said since I was trying it on a new mobo, that it might be a CPU issue. I called AMD and requested a RMA. I'll let you know what the outcome is. Thanks again
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