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Upgrading from Athlon to Athlon II. Windows repair req'd?

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August 30, 2010 1:22:36 PM

AFAIK, Change of CPU = New Installation of OS.
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August 30, 2010 1:34:34 PM

damn, alright. let's see if someone can verify this...
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August 30, 2010 3:21:07 PM

I'll try it out that way and report back when I'm done. :D , by the way, i have a small 2yo syringe of arctic silver paste, it doesnt go bad does it? I can just use that?
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August 30, 2010 6:33:39 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
AFAIK, Change of CPU = New Installation of OS.


Generally speaking, new motherboard = new installation, new CPU = no change unless you're going between single core and multi-core. XP, from what I remember, had single-core and muli-core versions of some files which it would automatically update if you changed CPU or enabled/disabled hyperthreading, newer versions of Windows may or may not.

Of course Windows 95/98 didn't even care if you switched motherboard, so that's been a step backwards in the last few years.
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September 1, 2010 2:24:21 AM

Installation was a success. :D 

Just replaced the old cpu with the new x4 635, my ASUS board recognized a new cpu and loaded default settings, then Windows installed something to recognize the cpu. Done, all is good. No win repair/reinstall required. Refreshed Windows Experience Index, and it all shows up correctly.

Thanks for the help!
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September 1, 2010 2:24:37 AM

Best answer selected by MarkusAurileus.
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September 2, 2010 2:11:47 AM

@malmental, sure, here they are.

Proc: 7.3
RAM: 7.3
Gfx: 6.9
Gaming gfx: 6.9
Primary HDD: 5.8

As expected?

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September 2, 2010 9:14:33 PM

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