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Poll Results: Which Ivy Bridge CPU did you buy?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 50% of voters (692)
    i5 3570k
  • 43% of voters (586)
    i7 3770k
  • 6% of voters (91)
    Other
1362 Total Votes  
post #161 of 7362
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Originally Posted by IronWill1991 View Post

My i5 3570K have finally arrived!
Now I have to completely change from AMD mobo to Intel mobo. I hope I don't really have to install windows.

Better to reinstall it. If you are like P67 to Z68 (within same chipset series), you can just swap the motherboard and adjust drivers. With big jump like AMD to Intel it is much better to reinstall Windows.
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Better to reinstall it. If you are like P67 to Z68 (within same chipset series), you can just swap the motherboard and adjust drivers. With big jump like AMD to Intel it is much better to reinstall Windows.

check for the sysprep method it may help you, it takes windows back to a state before it detects hardware, needs old machine running though, and then you transfer.
 
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post #163 of 7362
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Better to reinstall it. If you are like P67 to Z68 (within same chipset series), you can just swap the motherboard and adjust drivers. With big jump like AMD to Intel it is much better to reinstall Windows.

That's what I'm afraid of. I never done anything like this. Switching mobos and reinstalling windows.
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post #164 of 7362
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Originally Posted by IronWill1991 View Post

That's what I'm afraid of. I never done anything like this. Switching mobos and reinstalling windows.

Follow this guide and you should be fine smile.gif.

My 3570K was shipped from TD.
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post #165 of 7362
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Now I have to completely change from AMD mobo to Intel mobo. I hope I don't really have to install windows.

I had the same fear because a friend of mine told me that after a while windows doesn't recognize it as the same computer and you have to call them. But I've gone through now: 2 CPUs, 2 SSDs with fresh OS installs, 3 motherboards and a 2nd GPU.

It'll probably be when I get my GTX 680 is when I'll start running into problems :\

::Edit::

I think I jinxed myself. Shortly after saying that I got a message saying I needed to reactivate my windows. tongue.gif
Edited by Big Shabazz - 4/30/12 at 4:06pm
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post #166 of 7362
I'm quite sure you will have to re-install windows going from AMD to Intel, I know I did back when I got my 2600k.
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post #167 of 7362
Windows sees motherboards as a collection of devices that need drivers. The more varied the chipset and components the more likely you need a re-install, cause Windows is not perfect.
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Could not see the pen mark at all. Looked sealed.
The only indication of anything fishy was that the box is seriously worn, like old stock worn. Never seen that on a release day either.
But of course I had to run it.. maybe a goldie, never know.
Now with the sensor issues and extremely bad clocking I have notified the store and I'm waiting for a call back.
The top of my 3570K box from Micro Center was pretty scuffed up too. I found it a little strange but it could just be shipping or storage damage (noobs rolleyes.gif). All the proof you gave does make it sound fishy but there could be other explanations for it. It's definitely possible and if you believe there was foul play then do what you gotta do till you're satisfied that you got the product you payed for and not some used item. I assume there was still a thermal pad on the stock cooler so it doesn't really make sense that it could have been used. Did you clean the CPU before putting your heatsink on, I do that just to be sure it's clean. For a brand new CPU it shouldn't show any dirt on the q-tip but a used one that's had thermal paste/pad applied will probably still show signs of dirt on the q-tip because it's really hard to completely remove.
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My i5 3570K have finally arrived!

Now I have to completely change from AMD mobo to Intel mobo. I hope I don't really have to install windows.
I tried booting my 3570K and Z77 mobo with my old Windows install from my Phenom II X6 1055T and Asus 890GX mobo. It blue screened so I just did a fresh install.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 4/30/12 at 5:33pm
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I won't have it installed and under water until Tuesday/Wednesday... but here she is.
Question, the i7's show up as 77w in CPU-Z... but the box says 95W?
CPU-Z is in error.
That's what I assumed, but figured I'd post up to ask smile.gif

Well I consider ark.intel.com to be pretty definitive, and it lists the i7 3770K with a 77W TDP, so presumably the box is marked 95W for the motherboard reason that's floating around.
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I'm quite sure you will have to re-install windows going from AMD to Intel, I know I did back when I got my 2600k.

Curiously enough when I changed over from a 790FXTA-UD5 and a Phenom II 965 to a P9X79 Pro, I didn't have to reinstall windows. I didn't do any special preparation, the system just booted, I removed the old chipset devices, and installed the new chipset drivers. It has been working flawlessly since mid-November. I do however suspect this is the exception rather than the rule.
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i be adding my ib tomorrow is it worth to fresh install win 7 or no
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