Replacing motherboard

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hello i did something wrong in my bios an fried my chip ,however luckily i have an exact spare motherboard if i just throw it in will it all be ok or will i lose windows an data etc .thanx for any help reub ps i wont flash bios again

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If the motherboard is the same model you should be able to simply drop it in place. The OS shouldn’t have any problems.

If the motherboard is a different model you can still drop it in place, but you will need to install the new drivers for the new board.

Either way you shouldn’t loose any of your data.

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I did this same thing with a damaged Dell GX-280, after swaping out the motherboard, Windows XP needed to “revalidate” with Microsoft. It was a rather painless process and the system has been running fine ever since.
Good Luck!
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  • PC32Mech
    Hello. If you don't want lose your data, I recommend to disconnect immediately the hard disk. If a chip take fire it can damage your hard disk. The internal power supply could have been ruined When you connect the new motherboard, still the hard disk disconnected up to seeing on your screen that all components works. Then connect your hard disk. Regards!
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