Closed Re-Install Vista 64 When Adding New Processor Tags: Configuration AMD Processors Windows Vista Last response: June 10, 2010 11:51 PM in Windows Vista Share Apfrank April 21, 2009 7:00:01 PM I'm currently running Vista 64 Bit w/ an AMD Athlon 64 X2 DC 6000+ 3.1GHz and was wondering if I needed to re-install the operating system when I go to add my new AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz? More about : install vista adding processor Best solution badge April 21, 2009 7:37:21 PM No. I upgraded from AMD 5200 to PII 940 and my Vista 64 installation recognized the change properly, no problems. That was using a 780G chipset. Be sure to do a BIOS update to support the PII 940 if needed before you swap out the processors. Share 4Ryan6 April 26, 2009 10:33:56 PM Ditto on the BIOS update. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Primary HD Vista 64 Adding/Partitioning New HD Win 7 Help Forum Adding Raid 1 to Vista 64 on two new disks Forum SolvedLooking to reinstall Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit Forum SolvedHow to re-install Vista Home premium on new hard drive Forum Adding an SSD to be my new OS drive. Do I need to reinstall everything? Forum Vista 64 New Install Keeps Reinstalling??? Forum How do I remove a ram cap on Windows 8.1 64-bit based processor but 32-bit OS without reinstalling windows? Forum SolvedAdding a Vista harddrive to new Windows 7 Computer Forum SolvedAdding a HD from an old XP machine to a new Vista machine. Forum Reinstall Vista on a New Hard Drive? Forum SolvedNew Motherboard, Cant fresh re-install windows 7 64 bit. HELP! Forum Getting two constant errors after reinstalling Vista x64 - nvstor64 error! Please Help! Forum Adding 2nd hd to vista 64bit laptop Forum I am upgrading from intel mobo to amd mobo and also new hard drive,do I need to do a clean reinstall of windows 7 64 bit? Forum Transfer files from old windows Vista 32bit pc to new windows 8.1 64bit pc Forum SolvedRe-Installed Windows 7 64bit as my old hard drive died (brought new one) Cant Access Internet!! Forum Reinstall Vista OEM on New Hard Drive Forum Have 64 bit processor but vista 32 bit software Forum Can i run vista ultra 32 bit on 64bit processor Forum Should I buy new processor to install windows 8.1 (x64) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !