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August 21, 2010 8:07:35 PM

Heyz, i'm soon to build my first computer, got all the parts lined up and should have them by next week, this is a very tight buget gaming rig, so i've downgraded a few parts till i get some more income in later months, one of these things is the CPU, the thing thats been biting the back of my head is, when/if i decide to change my current cpu for a new one, how hard would it be, would i have to do anything software wise or would it just be a simple matter of removing the old one and sticking the new one in there and thats that?

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a c 103 à CPUs
August 21, 2010 8:20:40 PM

make sure the new cpu is supported by your mobo before you buy it ,
possible need to reinstall windows or re-activate at least
and ofc new thermal paste on the Heatsink when you mount it
other than that, it'll be a breeze :) 
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a c 131 à CPUs
August 22, 2010 4:18:24 AM

Motopsychojdn said:

possible need to reinstall windows or re-activate at least

Haha, yeah if he's using windows XP.

If you choose a CPU that is compatible with your motherboard, it's a simple switch in.
If not, you would need to change your motherboard and possibly your RAM.

If you can provide your motherboard manufacturer and model number, we can find a list of compatible CPUs on their website.
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