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Ep45t-udl3r To A Ep45t-usb3p

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by DTV DRAGON, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. DTV DRAGON

    DTV DRAGON New Member

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    Hey guys can you tell me if i will need to reformat when i go to my new motherboard, I know the best thing is to reformat but i realy dont want if needed, looks like the only difference is new board is crossfire and usb 3.0 here are some specs on both boards
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    NEW BOARD*************
    CPU Support for an Intel Core™ 2 Extreme processor/ Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor/Intel Core™ 2 Duo processor/ Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition/Intel® Pentium® D processor/ Intel® Pentium® 4 processor Extreme Edition/Intel® Pentium® 4 processor/ Intel® Celeron® processor in the LGA 775 package (Refer to CPU support list for more information) 
    L2 cache varies with CPU 
     
    Front Side Bus 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz FSB
     
    Chipset North Bridge: Intel® P45 Express Chipset 
    South Bridge: Intel® ICH10R 
     
    Memory 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory 
    Dual channel memory architecture 
    Support for DDR3 2200+/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules 
    (Refer to Memory support list for more information)  
    Audio Realtek ALC889 codec 
    High Definition Audio 
    2/4/5.1/7.1-channel 
    Support for Dolby Home Theater 
    Support for S/PDIF In/Out 
    Support for CD In 
     
    LAN 1 x Realtek 8111D chips (10/100/1000 Mbit) 
     
    Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (Note 1) 
    1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (The PCIEx16 and PCIEx8 slots support ATI CrossFireX technology and conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.) 
    3 x PCI Express x1 slot 
    2 x PCI slots 
     
    Multi-Graphics Technology Support for ATI CrossFireX™ technology
     
    Storage Interface Chipset: 
    6x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices 
    Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 
    GIGABYTE SATA2 chip: 
    1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices 
    2 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_0, GSATA2_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices 
    Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD 
    iTE IT8718 chip: 
    1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive 
     
    USB South Bridge: 
    Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (Note 2) (8 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers) 
    NEC D720200F1 chip: 
    Up to 2 USB 3.0 ports on the back panel 
     
    IEEE 1394a T.I. TSB43AB23 chip 
    Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (2 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header) 
     
    Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 
    1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector 
    1 x floppy disk drive connector 
    1 x IDE connector 
    8 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors 
    1 x CPU fan header 
    2 x system fan headers 
    1 x power fan header 
    1 x front panel header 
    1 x front panel audio header 
    1 x CD In connector 
    1 x S/PDIF In header 
    1 x S/PDIF Out header 
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers 
    1 x IEEE 1394a header 
    1 x parallel port header 
    1 x serial port header 
    1 x clearing CMOS jumper 
     
    Back Panel Connectors 1 x PS/2 mouse port 
    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port 
    1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector 
    1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector 
    6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports 
    2 x USB 3.0 ports 
    2 x IEEE 1394a ports 
    1 x RJ-45 ports 
    6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line 
     
    I/O Controller iTE IT8718 chip 
     
    H/W Monitoring System voltage detection 
    CPU/System temperature detection 
    CPU/System/Power fan speed detection 
    CPU overheating warning 
    CPU/System/Power fan fail warning 
    CPU/System fan speed control 
     
    BIOS 2 x 8 Mbit flash 
    Use of licensed AWARD BIOS 
    Support for Dual BIOS 
    PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b 
     
    Unique Features Support for @BIOS 
    Support for Q-Flash 
    Support for Dual BIOS 
    Support for Download Center 
    Support for Xpress Install 
    Support for Xpress Recovery2 
    Support for EasyTune (Note 4) 
    Support for Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced 
    Support for Q-Share 
    Support for Smart TPM 
     
    Bundle Software Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
     
    Operating System Support for Microsoft/ Windows/ Vista/XP
     
    Form Factor ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm 
    
    OLD BOARD**********
    CPU Support for an Intel Core™ 2 Extreme processor/ Intel Core™ 2 Quad processor/Intel Core™ 2 Duo processor/Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor/Intel Celeron processor in the LGA 775 package
    (Refer to CPU support list for more information) 
    L2 cache varies with CPU 
     
    Front Side Bus 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz FSB 
     
    Chipset North Bridge: Intel P45 Express Chipset 
    South Bridge: Intel ICH10R
     
    Memory 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory 
    Dual channel memory architecture 
    Support for DDR3 2200+/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules 
    * Refer to Memory Support List for more information.  
    Audio Realtek ALC888 codec 
    High Definition Audio 
    2/4/5.1/7.1-channel 
    Support for S/PDIF In/Out 
    Support for CD In 
     
    LAN 1 x Realtek 8111C chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
     
    Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (The PCI Express x16 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard) 
    4 x PCI Express x1 slot 
    2 x PCI slots 
     
    Storage Interface South Bridge: 
    6x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices 
    Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 
    GIGABYTE SATA2 (JMicron 368) chip: 
    1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices 
    iTE IT8718 chip: 
    1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive 
     
    USB Integrated in the South Bridge 
    Up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 on the back panel, 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers) 
     
    Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 
    1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector 
    1 x floppy disk drive connector 
    1 x IDE connector 
    6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors 
    1 x CPU fan header 
    2 x system fan headers 
    1 x power fan header 
    1 x front panel header 
    1 x front panel audio header 
    1 x CD In connector 
    1 x S/PDIF In header 
    1 x S/PDIF Out header 
    NEW BOARD*****
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers 
    1 x parallel port header 
    1 x serial port header 
    1 x power LED header 
    1 x chassis intrusion header 
     
    Back Panel Connectors 1 x PS/2 mouse port 
    1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port 
    1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector 
    1 x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector 
    8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports 
    1 x RJ-45 ports 
    6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line 
     
    I/O Controller iTE IT8718 chip
     
    H/W Monitoring System voltage detection 
    CPU/System temperature detection 
    CPU/System/Power fan speed detection 
    CPU overheating warning 
    CPU/System/Power fan fail warning 
    CPU/System fan speed control 
     
    BIOS 2 x 8 Mbit flash 
    Use of licensed AWARD BIOS 
    Support for Dual BIOS 
    PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b 
     
    Unique Features Support for @BIOS 
    Support for Q-Flash 
    Support for Dual BIOS 
    Support for Download Center 
    Support for Xpress Install 
    Support for Xpress Recovery2 
    Support for EasyTune 6 
    Support for Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced 
    Support for Time Repair 
    Support for Q-Share 
    Support for Ultra TPM 
     
    
     
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    shouldnt have to but be prepared to if windows does boot
     
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    You shouldn't have to. Windows will take a few minutes reinstalling devices when it boots. It should find everything, then it will prompt you to reboot. You will have to reactivate Windows within 3 days. If you have a OEM copy, it will tell you the key is in use. Just choose the "reactivate by phone" option and follow the instructions, it should work. If you have a retail copy, it should reactivate no problem.
     
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