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  1. #1
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    Changing motherboard

    Hello all,

    I've been using Kubuntu for over a month and I'm globally quite happy with it. But I've discovered that it needs more memory than my previous Windows setup. OK, I'll be completely honest, I keep XP running in Virtualbox most of the times to handle some special hardware, so that sucks up memory. Anyway, after 4 failed attempts at increasing it, I figure my mobo is maxed out at 2Gb. That sucks and I want to replace it.

    So, I'm running Kubuntu AMD 64 on a Tyan Mobo with (you guessed it) an Athlon 64 X2. My question is: can I get a similar mobo with an AMD 64 and just boot off my previous install or should I expect (bad) surprises ? Any recommendations ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Changing motherboard

    You don't even need to replace the motherboard with the same cpu, the linux kernel includes most of the drivers needed. Just change the motherbaord and the needed drivers wil be loaded automatically.

    Jim

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