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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!
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  1. Hi :)

    If different motherboard then yes...

    Its very unlikely to go into Windows otherwise (although possible)

    All the best Brett :)
  2. Cheers...Thx Brett!
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    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)

    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
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