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When you install a new CPU do you have to clear CMOS and reset BIOS?

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before you install? Or does it do that automatically? I just have to switch the CPU's then im good to go right?
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It is reccomended. Take the Battery out for 5 minutes and put it back in (or use the RESET switch if you have one.)

Just to avoid any errors
    
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Yes, because going to a new CPU is a diffrent beast. A Sandy 3700+ will overclock differently thatn a Venice 3000+
 
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So I should reset cmos, boot with the P-D, shut down, install the e6400, and start up? Or could I just reset cmos by using the jumper, take out the old, pop in the new, and then start up?
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Reset it then put the new CPU in.
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Well, there have been people who put an FX chip into a board, didnt reset the CMOS, installed a budget chip (3200+, 3700+, etc) and got unlocked multipliers on cheap CPUs. However, if you're going from poopy CPU to Conroe, definitely reset CMOS first.
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post #8 of 8
I just put new CPU and start system, after it's being recognized I have to press F1 to enter the BIOS F2 to continue....I hit F1 so that I can start OCing it before I even get into Windows.

Then again, that's on my P5WD2-P and I've had 4 different processors in it so far. And most likely this 945 will be the last and that's how I do it and will with my P5B DLX, no removing bat or nothing, just roll.
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