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April 10, 2012 6:12:17 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!

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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 :) 
April 10, 2012 7:20:37 PM

Cheers...Thx Brett!
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a b à CPUs
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)

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
April 20, 2012 4:52:53 PM

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April 20, 2012 7:43:59 PM

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