Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Swapping Cores only

  1. #1
    Sharingan User
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    507
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    10 times in 10 posts
    • vincent.m's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GByte GA-Z77-D3H Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz
      • Memory:
      • 3XS 8GB CM3B8G2C1600L9L VENGENCE
      • Storage:
      • 320+500 gb Samsung SpinPoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 9700
      • PSU:
      • CAIR 600W CP-9020048-UK
      • Case:
      • Antec P182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7-64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 30 Inch
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 50mb

    Swapping Cores only

    I have a PC with an E6600 in, want to put a Q6600 to replace, would this be possible? i am worried that windows will not allow it as its a new CPU.
    can i do a direct swap with no changing the bios etc.

  2. #2
    Jay
    Jay is offline
    Gentlemen.. we're history Jay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Jita
    Posts
    8,364
    Thanks
    304
    Thanked
    568 times in 409 posts
    • Jay's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P5Q Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.0GHz with Corsair H50
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair XMS Pro DDR2 800MHz 5-5-5-12
      • Storage:
      • 128GB Crucial RealSSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire VaporX HD4890 1GB
      • PSU:
      • 720W Enermax Infinity
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Samsung 22" 226BW V2 (3360 x 1050)
      • Internet:
      • O2 / Cisco ASA 5505

    Re: Swapping Cores only

    depending if your board has the correct BIOS you won't need to reinstall, I did the exact same upgrade with no issues.
    □ΞVΞ□

  3. #3
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    15,022
    Thanks
    1,191
    Thanked
    2,239 times in 1,842 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Dell Inspiron
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 8250U
      • Memory:
      • 1x 8GB DDR4 2400
      • Storage:
      • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon R5 230
      • PSU:
      • Battery/Dell brick
      • Case:
      • Dell Inspiron 5570
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1080p laptop panel

    Re: Swapping Cores only

    You can swap CPU pretty much as often as you want, so if your board supports the Q6600 you should have no problems...

  4. #4
    PHP Geek Flash477's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    822
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked
    72 times in 65 posts

    Re: Swapping Cores only

    The only issue you might have is if your Windows is OEM, in which case it might think that it is a different computer

  5. #5
    Big, Mean and Ugly! circuitmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    890
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked
    91 times in 85 posts
    • circuitmonkey's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8H61-M PRO
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i3 2100T
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz XMS3
      • Storage:
      • 320GB WD Caviar Balck + 1TB Samsung EcoGreen F2 + 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 750Ti
      • PSU:
      • Corsair CX430M
      • Case:
      • NZXT M59
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro (64bit), Vista business (64 bit), XP Pro (32bit), Ubuntu (64 bit)
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" FHD + 2X 19"1280 x 1024
      • Internet:
      • BT Fibre broadband

    Re: Swapping Cores only

    I had a slight problem when I moved to my q6700
    Although everything booted and worked fine, task manager wasn't showing all my cores and device manager showed a mix of my old CPU (e4300 I think) and Q6700
    Can't remember exactly how I fixed it, think I had to uninstall the cpu's (via device manger) and then reboot.
    Like I said, just slight problem, but something to look out for.

  6. #6
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    11,335
    Thanks
    604
    Thanked
    1,580 times in 1,260 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Sandisk SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2716DG
      • Internet:
      • 10 Mbps ADSL

    Re: Swapping Cores only

    Quote Originally Posted by Flash477 View Post
    The only issue you might have is if your Windows is OEM, in which case it might think that it is a different computer
    Even if it does, it's fairly easily rectified with a phonecall to the automated activation line.

  7. #7
    Jay
    Jay is offline
    Gentlemen.. we're history Jay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Jita
    Posts
    8,364
    Thanks
    304
    Thanked
    568 times in 409 posts
    • Jay's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P5Q Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.0GHz with Corsair H50
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair XMS Pro DDR2 800MHz 5-5-5-12
      • Storage:
      • 128GB Crucial RealSSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire VaporX HD4890 1GB
      • PSU:
      • 720W Enermax Infinity
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Samsung 22" 226BW V2 (3360 x 1050)
      • Internet:
      • O2 / Cisco ASA 5505

    Re: Swapping Cores only

    Quote Originally Posted by Flash477 View Post
    The only issue you might have is if your Windows is OEM, in which case it might think that it is a different computer
    doubt it, its more a motherboard / BIOS that the OEM is locked to.
    □ΞVΞ□

  8. #8
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    11,335
    Thanks
    604
    Thanked
    1,580 times in 1,260 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Sandisk SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2716DG
      • Internet:
      • 10 Mbps ADSL

    Re: Swapping Cores only

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    doubt it, its more a motherboard / BIOS that the OEM is locked to.
    It's done it to me for all sorts of reasons, even very minor hardware changes sometimes sets it off. I had to reactivate my Vista install at least 2 times - and I think one of them might've been adding an extra hard drive.

    As far as I know it takes information about various components, and then has an algorithm that decides how much change is too much, and then it kicks up a fuss.

  9. #9
    Sharingan User
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    507
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    10 times in 10 posts
    • vincent.m's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GByte GA-Z77-D3H Z77
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz
      • Memory:
      • 3XS 8GB CM3B8G2C1600L9L VENGENCE
      • Storage:
      • 320+500 gb Samsung SpinPoint
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 9700
      • PSU:
      • CAIR 600W CP-9020048-UK
      • Case:
      • Antec P182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7-64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 30 Inch
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 50mb

    Re: Swapping Cores only

    thanks for the replies. i bought the q6600 for 10, just thought i may as well upgrade lol.
    its not OEM, its a retail version. i guess if anything goes wrong just reverse the action.
    a little silly question, is there even much point in me changing it? all i do it surf the net, watch videos, convert the odd tv show to mp4 (to watch on ipod) and a lot of music. will all 4 cores even be used or will it even increase efficiency/decrease loading times? if not then i will probably not even bother until there is an actual use for 4 cores.

    i just felt that i may as well upgrade my "cores" because there is a 6 core cpu right? (i7)

  10. #10
    Poor graduate. Ulti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,007
    Thanks
    702
    Thanked
    222 times in 191 posts
    • Ulti's system
      • Motherboard:
      • AsRock B450M Pro4
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
      • Memory:
      • Team Group Delta 32GB
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 970 EVO+ 500GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX 1070 8GB
      • PSU:
      • SilverStone SX500-LG V2.0
      • Case:
      • Jonsbo UMX3 TG Version
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • AOC Agon AG322QC4 31.5"
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet Fibre Extra 80/20

    Re: Swapping Cores only

    Surfing the net - No
    Watching video - No
    Converting videos - Yep, I'm not sure how much faster it is but it definitely is faster
    Convering music - Yep again

    Not sure what you mean by loading times but if you mean application etc then it won't really feel much different as it's usually limited by the hard drive speed AFAIK.

  11. Received thanks from:

    vincent.m (30-03-2010)

  12. #11
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    11,335
    Thanks
    604
    Thanked
    1,580 times in 1,260 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Sandisk SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2716DG
      • Internet:
      • 10 Mbps ADSL

    Re: Swapping Cores only

    Converting stuff should improve a lot on a 4 core processor.

    Other thing to remember is that a lot of software these days will be built for dual-cores, even if not four.

    So whilst they run on two cores, with a quad you've still got 2 spare cores to run your OS, music stuff, so on so forth. It's definitely a worthwhile upgrade in my eyes.

  13. Received thanks from:

    vincent.m (30-03-2010)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. [AMD] Unlock deactivated cores on Biostar Motherboards
    By kny in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-08-2009, 10:19 PM
  2. One out of two cores not working (e6750)! Need help
    By zephrius in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 18-10-2008, 04:51 PM
  3. Question on Quad Cores
    By richieuk in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 28-08-2008, 06:08 PM
  4. So where are these new 45nm/Yorkfield Quad Cores?
    By Mit321 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 02-01-2008, 06:23 PM
  5. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-07-2007, 03:36 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •