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Changing CPU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Hawk1, Nov 14, 2007.

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    Quick question about changing my CPU. I intend to go from my dual core e6600 to a quad (Yorkfield) in a couple of months. I know this would require Windows reactivation, but will I have to completely reinstall, or will it be fine just booting up with the quad, and windows takes care of the rest? Is it generally advisable to reinstall with a processor change (ie-what do some of you do?) BTW, I have both XP and VISTA dual booting. Thanks.
     
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    make sure your bios is the latest. clear it, and pop in the quad, you should have no problem getting into vista. in the case that it only detects 2 cores, you need to go to msconfig and go to boot tab and hit detect HAL..
     
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    You MIGHT have to call windows and explain, and they will give you a new cd-key kindly.
     
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    Yeah, thats number 1 on the list to do to support 1333 FSB on my board. Thanks.
     
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    see the edit, tweaked it a bit :)
     
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    lol, yes, I figured thats what you meant.:toast:
     
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