I've read that upgrading from single to dual core requires an OS reinstall, but I've also read the contrary. I;m currently running a single core Athlon 64 and want to upgrade to an X2 in a few weeks. Will I need to reinstall my OS or will it automatically recognize both cores?
Also, this is irrelevant, but I'm curious. What's "unlocking" a CPU exactly mean? I've read about it on wikipedia, but it seemed lacking in information.
most of the time it will recognize the extra core but sometimes the OS doesn't
unlocking happens mostly with AMD CPUs when they make lower end CPU s that is just because they take defective Phenom IIs and lock or disable certain parts cuz they don't work right or are unstable and if you get the right mobo you can "unlock" them which means that you get a tri core or quad core in place of a dual core, but it won't always work and you might have to switch back
Well that's good to hear. Reformatting isn't exactly something I want to be doing right about now.
Also another question, this may sound newbish, but I dont exactly understand. The 7750+ has an HT speed of 1.8 GHZ, but my motherboard's FSB can only handle 1 GHZ. Will the CPU work with my mobo? How does this whole FSB/HT thing work?