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Poll Results: Do you re-install your OS after swapping processors?

 
  • 26% (7)
    Yes
  • 73% (19)
    No
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post #11 of 50
CPU, memory, and psu are probably the only things I wouldn't re-install windows for, after peripherals of course ... but then there's only about a couple things left you can replace XD
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post #12 of 50
Windows is not as delicate as you might think.
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post #13 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by myuusmeow View Post

Once I did it without even a reboot!
Hibernated, took out Athlon X2 7850, put in a Athlon II X3 440, woke from hibernate.

Pretty awesome stuff! Makes sense though, your session was stored in RAM.


Personally i actually reinstall my OS once a year. Old habit in a way but it forces me to do house cleaning too!
post #14 of 50
I actually switched from AMD to Intel without reinstalling Windows without any problems. I still noticed the huge jump in performance though! biggrin.gif
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post #15 of 50
Outside replacing a mainboard or possibly a RAID controller I don't reinstall the OS after replacing hardware.
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post #16 of 50
Never have, just remove old processor, install new one, turn computer on and let windows detect the new one, reboot if prompted.
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post #17 of 50
Never for a CPU replacement.

Heck, my sig rig is on it's 10th CPU, 6th or 7th motherboard, 6th video card and 3rd HDD (well, SSD now) on my original installation of Windows 7 (like very shortly after it was released), and still runs fine. I don't like reinstalling my OS.
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post #18 of 50
Windows 98...yea I would have to reinstall when I made major modifications, and XP too sometimes. But with Windows 7, no need. Just get the proper drivers if you need em. With just upgrading the CPU, there are no drivers needed.
    
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post #19 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by blupupher View Post

Never for a CPU replacement.
Heck, my sig rig is on it's 10th CPU, 6th or 7th motherboard, 6th video card and 3rd HDD (well, SSD now) on my original installation of Windows 7 (like very shortly after it was released), and still runs fine. I don't like reinstalling my OS.

I feel sorry for your machine. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
post #20 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by OwnedINC View Post

I feel sorry for your machine. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Why?
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