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

If I upgrade my old Athlon 64 x2 +5000 to an Athlon II x4 630 on an AM2+/AM3 motherboard, is it likely that I'll have to do a repair on my win7 OS?

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  1. AFAIK, Change of CPU = New Installation of OS.
  2. damn, alright. let's see if someone can verify this...
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. Best answer selected by MarkusAurileus.
  7. @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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