Horace wrote:Richard S. wrote:If this chip fails to fix the issue I prefer the stump and axe method myself. The bright side is I'll have newer mobo and CPU, was already looking on Newegg. I'd buy the same one to avoid the hassle of reinstalling OS but I can only find used ones in the $170 range, I could have new one shipped from overseas for about $1k. Think it was about $200 when I bought it.
Why do you have to reinstall the OS? I switched comps a couple years ago where the ONLY thing that I kept was the hard drives. Both Linux and Win 7 booted right up. It may have farted around for an extra few seconds while it found everything, but everything worked.
that's a better experience I had when I upgraded to windon'ts 10 .... lost some keyboard functionality at the end of fixing many other things that needed fixing.
As all my family members know, Bill Gates is one of a handful of people I would be happy to see get cold-cocked.