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MB / Processor Upgrade
Apr 10, 2012, 6:12 PM
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!
Apr 20, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 10, 2012, 6:14 PM
If different motherboard then yes...
Its very unlikely to go into Windows otherwise (although possible)
All the best Brett
Apr 10, 2012, 7:20 PM
Should i upgrade my os or the prcssor ??
I just don't know when to upgrade, when should I upgrade?
Need advice on upgrade options
If I upgrade to Haswell, what other parts will I need to upgrade?
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Apr 10, 2012, 7:53 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)
foxconn 45cmx socket 775 motherboard
8gb corsair ddr3 1666mhz ram
asus p8z68v-lx motherboard
750 watt ocz psu
antec 300 case
Apr 20, 2012, 4:52 PM
Best answer selected by Hard2Port.
Apr 20, 2012, 7:43 PM
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