Do I need to reformat after a new CPU installation? Tags: CPUs Plug And Play Last response: December 12, 2010 5:24 PM in CPUs Share nsgy December 11, 2010 11:55:34 PM Do I need to reformat after a new CPU installation? Or is it a plug and play type of thing? More about : reformat cpu installation green300 a b à CPUs December 12, 2010 12:10:43 AM nsgy said:Do I need to reformat after a new CPU installation? No nsgy said:Or is it a plug and play type of thing? If the cpu needs a bios update, do that before you remove the old cpu. Then clear cmos before installing your new cpu, select load optimal settings at post or configure manually. avatar_raq December 12, 2010 5:24:07 PM I second that ^ To know if bios update is needed, refer to the mobo's manufacturer website. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumShould I Reformat After Motherboard Install? ForumBSOD on mature hardware after reformat /install ForumDo you really need to reformat windows after changing motherboard ForumHP Pavilion 520c running slow after reformat ForumUpgrading CPU - Confirming: Do I need to reformat ? ForumNew SSD. need to reformat the old? ForumShould i reformat hard drive for new Gigabyte motherboard? Forumget a new mobo? reformat ? ForumComplete freeze even after reformat ForumHelp explaining large discrepancy in SSD benchmarks after reformat ForumVery slow after reformat ForumComputer requires reformat after changing External HDD caddy ForumDo I need to reformat a partitioned HD after upgrades? ForumDo you have to reinstall windows/ reformat your drive??? ForumNecessary To Reformat After Crossfiring? ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question ForumUpgrade CPU in Dell C521 NOT WORKING HELP HELP Forum[Solved] Upgrading my Computer -- CPU, Graphics Card, and Monitor ForumCPU for picture editing ForumNeed to upgrade my power supply, help! More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !