Closed MB / Processor Upgrade Tags: CPUs Sandy Bridge Processors Intel Last response: April 20, 2012 7:43 PM in CPUs Share Hard2Port April 10, 2012 6:12:17 PM Hello, I am upgrading my HTPC from Intel Clarkdale to Sandybridge i3 2105. When I upgrade am I going to have to re-install the OS and all my apps - i.e. reformating the OS drive? Thanks in advance for your help! More about : processor upgrade | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Brett928S2 CPUs Master April 10, 2012 6:14:25 PM Hi If different motherboard then yes... Its very unlikely to go into Windows otherwise (although possible) All the best Brett | Report abuse Hard2Port April 10, 2012 7:20:37 PM Cheers...Thx Brett! | Report abuse Best solution shanky887614 CPUs Expert April 10, 2012 7:53:13 PM if its a htpc. best to just install os again as you wont really much time if data is on differnet partition/drive actually you can do it without reinstalling but its a pain. uninstall all drivers specific to your device, had to do something but i forget which to show them in device manager that put it back to generic drivers then after swapping out parts from core 2 duo to core i5 i had to use a program (easy bcd) so that i could reset boot options to use all 4 cores and all my memory then i had to restart and install all the drivers for hardware had no problems at all. no error's or anything i wouldnt recomend it to most people. backup as if you were going to reinstall. at the end of the day doing this adds about 30mins - 1hour but if it works like it did for me it will save you loads of time (this is my old setup) e7600 3gb ddr2 foxconn 45cmx socket 775 motherboard generic case 500watt psu hd 4670 (new build) i5 2400 8gb corsair ddr3 1666mhz ram asus p8z68v-lx motherboard 750 watt ocz psu hd 4670 antec 300 case | Report abuse Hard2Port April 20, 2012 4:52:53 PM Best answer selected by Hard2Port. | Report abuse Mousemonkey CPUs Authority April 20, 2012 7:43:59 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>MB / Processor Upgrade> Related ressources: ForumFrys electronics-tower upgrade kit mb processor hd ram 3g ForumNeed input on m/b and processor upgrade ForumProcessor/MB upgrade Questions ForumMB and processor upgrade dilemma - advice please ForumIs it easy to upgrade a MB and Processor ForumNForce 590 SLI MB . Processor upgrade question Forum~$700 Rebuild - GPU, MB , Processor ForumNew am3+ processor doesnt fit my am2 socket MB ForumUpgrade for a Intel Mb/Processor ForumProcessor Upgrade and Misc ForumDELL e521 PROCESSOR /GPU UPGRADE ForumWant to Upgrade processor , need HELP! ForumBest processor my MB will support? ForumMy system details are Intel Pentium 4 - 3.0 GHz HT Processor (800 FSB), 256 MB ForumAmd 64bit socket 775 processors for a intel d945gcpe MB for upgrade for virtuala ForumWondering about a motherboard + processor combo upgrade Forum$400 to upgrade , MB & CPU or GPU ForumFX-6200 vs FX-6300? ForumWhat to do? Upgrade processor or only mobo ForumHp pavilion a819n Processor Upgrade More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !