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

 
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post #31 of 50
I don't and I've never encountered problems.
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post #32 of 50
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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.

how'd you do that without getting electrocuted?
 
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post #33 of 50
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Originally Posted by swarm87 View Post

how'd you do that without getting electrocuted?

In Hibernate, the system is completely powered down with the current status saved to the hard drive.
Not the ideal way to do it, but it can (and has) be done.
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post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by yusky03 View Post

Both on a laptop and my sig rig I have upgraded the CPU without reinstalling windows and have had zero problems.

Just out of curiosity how did you upgrade your cpu in your laptop? I tried to do this once to an acer but it was impossible to get it open without bending heat syncs.
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post #35 of 50
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Originally Posted by james_ant View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by yusky03 View Post

Both on a laptop and my sig rig I have upgraded the CPU without reinstalling windows and have had zero problems.

Just out of curiosity how did you upgrade your cpu in your laptop? I tried to do this once to an acer but it was impossible to get it open without bending heat syncs.

All laptops differ, MY HP 4510s Probook for instance was a piece of cake to replace the Processor, the heatsink covers both the GPU and CPU joined by a heat-pipe and held down by 6 or 7 Phillips screws. Some Laptop's are a little different and might use Torx screws.

Also keep in mind some CPU's for laptop are soldered to the board if I remember correctly and can't be upgraded. Also keep in mine heat dissipation. I can't run my T9600 at 2.8 GHz for more then 20 minutes full load without over heating, so I have to bump it down to 2.4 GHz.
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post #36 of 50
I always do, just seems cleaner to me, and it only takes 10-20 minutes to install win7 anyways so why not. All my steam games are installed on a separate storage drive so it's not like i'd have to redownload/install them.
post #37 of 50
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In Hibernate, the system is completely powered down with the current status saved to the hard drive.
Not the ideal way to do it, but it can (and has) be done.

Please run regcleaner and post the results.

I'd like to see how big your windows sxs file is too.
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Just replaced my entire PC except hard drive and GPU, didn't reinstall Windows. Everything works perfectly.
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post #39 of 50
If you end up re-installing Windows 7 with the new CPU/MOBO, you might have to use the automated telephone system to activate Windows 7.
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post #40 of 50
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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!

Man that's just crazy! I would never have the guts to do that,pull a cpu out with the board still technically powered.CRRAAAZZZYY!
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