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    Changing CPU (same socket) will windows still work?

    i want to upgrade to dual core, as i find watching some high res videos extremely laggy and encoding takes quite a bit of time and lags me pc.. so dual core soon...

    but i just realised what happens with windows? will i have to reinstall it? or will it be like RAM and you can just install and everything works straight away? havent really thought about it till now

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    In my experience, changing the CPU doesn't require a reinstallation, so long as the motherboard is kept the same... but it might be different if going from single to dual core.
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    make sure your motherboard supports dual core in the bios, some require updates.
    It is Inevitable.....


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    Also you might need to boot in to Safe Mode and change it from being UniProcessor mode to the right one

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikonia View Post
    make sure your motherboard supports dual core in the bios, some require updates.
    well i have the latest BIOS, thanks for that pointer
    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    Also you might need to boot in to Safe Mode and change it from being UniProcessor mode to the right one
    would something like this solve any problems if i do encounter them?
    http://www.hardware.info/en-US/news/...U_Not_anymore/

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    Never used an app - I just changed the driver not sure if XP/Vista auto detects - always done a clean reinstall on a new build But looks like it does the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackvdbuk View Post
    but i just realised what happens with windows? will i have to reinstall it? or will it be like RAM and you can just install and everything works straight away? havent really thought about it till now
    When I changed my single core to dual core s939 I didnt have to do a thing. Just booted up, windows detected it and then rebooted. Job done!

    Be sure to get the ms and amd dual core drivers if you're running XP.

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