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autumnleaves

Hardware upgrade from Intel to AMD Ryzen

Post by autumnleaves »

Hello,
I am considering an upgrade of my motherboard and CPU from an Intel to Ryzen. Will a full re-install of Mint 18.2 Sonya be required? Note that I have upgraded the kernel to 4.11.12-041112-generic as recommended in another thread on Ryzen based systems.

Thank you for your attention
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Re: Hardware upgrade from Intel to AMD Ryzen

Post by deepakdeshp »

Easiest way is to boot from iso and test with Intel and amd CPU.
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I am using Mint 20 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 / 8GB
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autumnleaves

Re: Hardware upgrade from Intel to AMD Ryzen

Post by autumnleaves »

Thanks Deep, but I'm not sure that would be of any help. What I am wondering is if the existing installation on an HD will work if I change the motherboard and CPU. It is a system upgrade.
Or is a full reinstallation required.
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Re: Hardware upgrade from Intel to AMD Ryzen

Post by trapperjohn »

I hot swap HDDs between machines frequently... without any intervention. The only glitch that occirs is when your current install (the one you're moving) has propreitary drivers configured. Even then, a few hacks solve the issue.

To be more safe, you can uninstall any propreitary drivers first and let the default kernel handle the hardware, e.g. reverting NVidia to Nouveau)
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