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I know the answer is yes im just making sure before i wipe my ssd.

amiright?


Thanksssss.
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You're right. What's your new proc?
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Thanks David. That was your 666th post by the way.
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Give it a shot and see how it performs before you wipe it.

When I went from my C2D to an i5, I booted the computer before wiping/reinstalling anything and it installed the processor on it's own and figured everything out.

I would recommend a fresh install anyway, but at least this way you can still poke around and double check to make sure you backed up all your stuff, if it boots fine.

Worst case it doesn't, and you wipe it anyway.
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post #5 of 15
Maybe everyones different since all I had to to was use the windows disk and go to repair and it worked :/ that was from an athlon to a q6600
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Thx guys, ill try that in the am for kicks.
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post #7 of 15
Clean install is always the best. smile.gif Welcome to Intel btw. lol
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Yea you should. Although similar to what pezcore said, I went from a X58 build to a Z68 build without a reinstall. Everything was fine for me....just a little slower on boot for some reason.

Also, check out my thread on it thumb.gif

Edited by Sean Webster - 11/16/11 at 11:09pm
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Haha I realized that too after I posted devil-smiley-019.gif
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You might not have to. I have a little testbench HDD that I've used to test things, and I've been able to switch between a Q6600/P35 setup and AMD Athlon 64 X2 setup on the same installation more than once, with changes in graphics cards and other assorted parts. Try it and see. Don't bet on it though. It'll just save time if you want to try. tongue.gif
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