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    Red face SATA Raid 0 motherboard swap

    I am thinking of upgrading my trusty MSI 865PE MB -(2 serial ata drives striped Raid0 win XP pro) with a new 965 chipset. Core2 board probably an MSI 965neo.

    Is the ICH8 chipset on the new board backward compatable with the old ICH7 so I can just swap the board/ cpu without backing it all up, reformating the drives reinstalling winXP etc (what a pain)

    Thanks in advance

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    Usually, attempting to migrate an array made on one controller over to another is a recipe for disaster... Can't see a reason why it wouldn't workmind you, but I would still backup all the critical stuff before attemptng it tbh.
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    • this_is_gav's system
      • Motherboard:
      • DFI DK X58-T3eH6
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • 12GB Corsair 1333MHz C9
      • Storage:
      • 2xRaptor 150GB (RAID0 300GB), 2.5TB permanent storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic X-series
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li A70B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2408WFP
      • Internet:
      • 8M ADSL24
    Try it by all means, but I'd be staggered it if worked. You really should backup regardless, and certainly when using a new board you should be reinstalling Windows - you're pretty much guarenteed to run into problems somewhere down the line otherwise.

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