Do you need to replace the motherboard and CPU at the same time?

by on November 12, 2011

Q: My Windows 7 Gateway GM5474 desktop died and I replaced the motherboard, which did not help. I have ordered a replacement CPU, and am wondering if I need to replace the CPU and the motherboard at the same time?

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One Response to “Do you need to replace the motherboard and CPU at the same time?”
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    Assuming your replacement motherboard is still compatible with the existing CPU that you inserted back into the new motherboard you shouldn’t need to replace both at the same time.