6 months ago
I've been contemplating a change recently and I've been doing some reading about the implications of changing from an Intel CPU and motherboard over to an AMD CPU and motherboard.
In so far as I can tell, there's a few snags that prevent it from being as easy as plug-and-play, but if anyone has experience doing something similar, I'd love to hear your input. I'll detail out the nitty gritty details below.
From what I've read, there may be issues with Windows 10 as it tends to associate license keys with specific hardware. Changing the CPU and motherboard would thereby cause Windows 10 to lock up, as the license I used would be bound to the CPU and mobo I had at the time. The issue is that I inherited my current build, and don't have an actual key. I think I have the key registered to my windows profile/account(???) or something of that nature, so there's never been an issue logging onto my computer or windows yelling at me to register my computer thus far.
Let me know your guys' thoughts, and hopefully it won't be as complicated as I'm making it out to be.