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Do i have to reformat when replacing a CPU?

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February 5, 2012 1:16:50 AM

hi. if i want to replace a CPU, do i have to reformat my computer for it to work properly? or will i just have to place it in and everything will be ok?

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February 5, 2012 1:33:50 AM

Usually a fresh install of windows will be required
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February 5, 2012 1:41:57 AM

no, you dont ever need to reinstall for just a processor upgrade. i have over 100 examples in my life of this being true.
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February 5, 2012 1:46:53 AM

farrengottu said:
no, you dont ever need to reinstall for just a processor upgrade. i have over 100 examples in my life of this being true.


Oh my god :L i somehow got it into my head that he was chancging mobo :L

Yh as this guy has said when changing processor nothing needs to be changed although i have heard of some cases
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February 5, 2012 1:54:24 AM

computernewb said:
hi. if i want to replace a CPU, do i have to reformat my computer for it to work properly? or will i just have to place it in and everything will be ok?

Thanks! :hello: 

Generally you want to check if your mobo will support the new cpu.
Most of the time a bios update is required when upgrading a cpu.
If you already have the latest bios version you can skip that.
No! you do not need to re-install the O/S.
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February 5, 2012 2:49:12 AM

Only when you are switching boards.
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