i am going to be installing a new processor cause my current amd athlong 64 3400 clawhammer is pretty much toast. my little sisters overheated it and its crashing from heat even in firefox. but befor i purchase a amd athlon 64 3700 for my socket 754 board do i need to reinstall windows after i have installed it. i know this is somwut of a noob question but i just want to confirm that i wont need to
You do not need to reinstall.
Windoze usually freaks when you upgrade however when you upgrade just the CPU it should be fine because all the other components remain the same.
If you were to upgrade motherboards as well then you would probably need to reinstall - but this is not the case.