Question Damaged motherboard if i switch from z370 to z390 same brand will it work?

Apr 6, 2019
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Hi guys I have just stuffed the socket on my sons ROG Strix z370 h can i swap out to a Z390 of the same brand? will it work ?or will i have to reinstall windows etc. please help my son hates me
 
It'll probably work fine without a reinstall. I can't guarantee it. But I doubt there will be much if any issues. I've done bigger generational leaps without a reinstall. The only time I've had an issue was going from an ancient G31 chipset to an H170 in Windows 7.

The biggest would possibly be Windows activation. If it does give an issue calling the MS activation line should clear it up as you are repairing a computer and all the other components are the same.
 
Apr 6, 2019
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I managed to find a guy on Gumtree who was selling the same motherboard as my original, it worked almost straight out of the box. thanks for taking the time to offer some advice. My Son is back to just resenting me now! result :)
 

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