Going from a p4 3ghz ht cpu to a e6600 Tags: CPUs Dual Core Windows XP Last response: April 6, 2009 3:12 PM in CPUs Share sonicsie April 6, 2009 9:23:01 AM hi hope you can give me two minutes of your time. i want to upgrade my cpu from a p4 3ghz ht cpu, to ae6600 dual core cpu. now my question is... are the Hals the same for a ht cpu & a duel core cpu? as far as the os (xp home ) is concerned & it should be just a plug & play job... More about : 3ghz cpu e6600 mi1ez a b à CPUs April 6, 2009 10:04:19 AM when I went from my pentium D to Q6600 I needed to reinstal windows so I shouldn't get your hopes up and start to back everything up. Sulu April 6, 2009 10:07:22 AM hm u should go with e8400 or phenom II and u need to format c Related resources Gaming Advice: P4 3Ghz HT - 1GB DDR400 - Mobility Radeon 9700 - Forum Intel Pentium 4 3GHz HT Northwood vs AMD Sempron 140 - Forum 3Ghz HT 533/800? - Forum Pentium 4 ht 3Ghz and Radeon HD 5450 bottleneck? - Forum P4 2.4Cghz HT CPU - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mi1ez a b à CPUs April 6, 2009 10:27:10 AM depend what the mobo supports. might not do the 45nms sonicsie April 6, 2009 10:53:33 AM mi1ez said:depend what the mobo supports. might not do the 45nms emm i would not have asked the question if i dint know the mb would not support the cpu : but my question is about the hal..... mi1ez a b à CPUs April 6, 2009 11:10:12 AM @OP I was talking to Sulu who suggested the 8400. So don't shake your head at me! And as I said, when I went from my netburst Pentium D to my Core 2 Q6600 I needed to reinstall windows so you will probably need to something similar. mi1ez a b à CPUs April 6, 2009 11:14:46 AM Just had a flashback. I needed to reinstall windows for my mobo change, but not the CPU which followed the next month. you may be ok too. sonicsie April 6, 2009 11:21:02 AM mi1ez said:@OP I was talking to Sulu who suggested the 8400. So don't shake your head at me! . sonicsie April 6, 2009 11:22:01 AM mi1ez said:Just had a flashback. I needed to reinstall windows for my mobo change, but not the CPU which followed the next month. you may be ok too. ahh ok leo2kp April 6, 2009 12:24:33 PM Since the P4 had HT, you should be good with the multithreaded OS files. As long as the mobo doesn't change you should be OK. You may have to re-register Windows though sonicsie April 6, 2009 1:58:13 PM 1922641,10,120180 said: You may have to re-register Windows though [/quote msg] emm first time iv heard that... mildiner86 April 6, 2009 3:12:53 PM well if he plugs it in and windows needs a reinstall couldnt he just put his old P4 back in and then get the files he needs and then relaod windows ??? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Dell 3Ghz HT processor question Forum Intel P4 3Ghz or AMD 64 3200+? Forum ?Looking for best GPU, for 3.2 GHz HT P4 Computer? Forum Can I replace a p4 ht socket 478 with any p4 ht socket 478? Forum Upgrading from P4 3Ghz Presscott to Pentium E5800 worth it? Forum 2,3Ghz Barcelona Vs. 3Ghz Clovertown Forum Is it worth to upgrade or not?Celeron to P4 HT Forum Mistake, but, should I? C2D 4600 over my P4 640 HT Forum Athlon XP Barton vs. P4 HT 800FSB Forum Would a 9600GT be downgraded by my P4 ( 3ghz ) and my Asus P5GD1 MoBo? Forum does the P4 H.T . system do good for music sotware? Forum CDRW/DVD New 4GB Gaming PC 80GB Powerful P4 HT 2x 3.0GHz Computer 3GHz Desktop p Forum 212 evo fan replacement Forum Anyone upgraded from audigy 2 to x-fi xtreme audio? Forum Removing Hard Rive from Compaq Presario Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !