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 Brett928S2 a b à CPUs 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 Score 0 Hard2Port April 10, 2012 7:20:37 PM Cheers...Thx Brett! Score 0 Related resources Frys electronics-tower upgrade kit mb processor hd ram 3g - Forum AMD 64 processor 3700+ 1.77 Ghz 960 MB of RAM, Windows XP, worth upgrading? - Forum NForce 590 SLI MB. Processor upgrade question - Forum Need input on m/b and processor upgrade - Forum Processor/MB upgrade Questions - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution shanky887614 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) 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 Share Hard2Port April 20, 2012 4:52:53 PM Best answer selected by Hard2Port. Score 0 Mousemonkey a b à CPUs April 20, 2012 7:43:59 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources MB and processor upgrade dilemma - advice please Forum Upgrade for a Intel Mb/Processor Forum Is it easy to upgrade a MB and Processor Forum Upgrading Dual Processor MB over the time. Forum Upgrading MB and processor Forum Amd 64bit socket 775 processors for a intel d945gcpe MB for upgrade for virtuala Forum SolvedWhat ASrock MB would be good for a i7 processor and in the future be able to support an SLI GPU setup? Forum SolvedNeed a new MB and Processor NEED suggestions!!! Forum Solvedokay so i have a pentium 4 3.00GHz processor , S3 ViRGE DX/GX with 4.0 MB what games could i play ???? Forum SolvedI am having intel i3 ( 3.10Ghz)processor, 4GB ram, 500GB hard disk , 512MB integrated video card now tell me which 1GB graphic Forum SolvedBest GPU for Intel Pentium 4 670 3.8GHz 2MB 800MHz CPU Processor SL7Z3 Forum Solvedwhat MB should I buy for my Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601920 Forum Solveddoes a amd gpu work in a mb with intel processor Forum SolvedMB G31T-M (V1.0) with processor E5500? Forum Solvedwhat are the motherboard that can operate AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz Six Core 14MB Processor AM3+,nvidia geforce gtx 660,DDR3 ram 1600 Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !