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    Changing CPU

    I'm thinking about upgrading to one to the new 8x00 series of Core2Duos, would I be able to just swap out my e4400 and drop in the new one? Would it require a rebuild of Windows?

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    Re: Changing CPU

    You won't need to rebuild Windows but you will probabaly asked to allow it to re-validate or register of whatever other sinister communications the OS has with Microsoft HQ

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    Re: Changing CPU

    Have you overclocked the E4400? It doesn't seem worth it as the performance difference shouldn't be massive.
    Last edited by staffsMike; 11-04-2008 at 01:04 PM. Reason: stupid type

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    Re: Changing CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Have you overclocking the E4400? It doesn't seem worth it as the performance difference shouldn't be massive.
    That's what's put me off upgrading my E4300. Might as just wait for Nahelem now and do one big upgrade in a year's time.
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    Re: Changing CPU

    I've oc'd to 3.0GHz, but I just thought you'd get more of an OC out of a chip that started off higher anyway.

    I probably don't actually need one, it's just I've been reading the CPU megatest in PC Pro, they were quite derogatory about the e4000 series. Mind you, they didn't mention how much you could overclock them...

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    Re: Changing CPU

    They will clock a bit higher than the 3.0GHz, but will put more stress on your motherboard and RAM as well as being quite limited by the latter.

    I wouldn't bother to be honest.

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