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Since I'm getting an Opty in a few weeks and I want to reformat my HDD, should I do it now? The reason I'm asking is because a friend told me that I need to reformat the HDD when installing a new CPU to prevent compatibility issues, but yet I've heard many people replacing CPUs without reformatting.
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You only need to format with new motherboard replacments, not CPU's

There is no harm in formatting as it will get rid off all the crap bunging up your system, just be sure to backup your system
    
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your friend has clearly never done it before.


You don't need to do it. You just gotta delete the old CPU drivers and restart...then it's all set. Oh, and all the dual core optimizer stuff from AMD....
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Thanks. Rep + for you guys.
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Also - to finish the upgrade process :

Goto your friends house
Slap Him
Call him a noob
Slap once more for wasting your time
Repeat until friend cries


There.......................now your done
    
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Originally Posted by Mad_Handlez89 View Post
Also - to finish the upgrade process :

Goto your friends house
Slap Him
Call him a noob
Slap once more for wasting your time
Repeat until friend cries


There.......................now your done
Naw he lives in AZ and I live in CA. Oh, and he's Solarcaine.
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Originally Posted by NuclearCrap View Post
Naw he lives in AZ and I live in CA. Oh, and he's Solarcaine.
Hmmmmmmm thats a hard one.............

EMAIL A VIRUS..............no thats just sad.

Erm I outta ideas - owell

    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
"I've obviously never been laid."


You don't need to do it. You just gotta delete the old CPU drivers and restart...then it's all set. Oh, and all the dual core optimizer stuff from AMD....

Your not going to gain much of a performance boost if you install a new CPU into an old messed up windows installation such as the one within NuclearCrap's rig. He has already gone from an nvidia to an ati gpu and ran into driver conflicts. Aside from that, it's an actual fact that he has installed over an existing windows installation without reformatting to simply save some important files. SO YES it's absolutely necessary he should do a clean install of windows. But if the installation was fairly new i seriously doubt he'd run into any issues. Speaking of which that seems to be the entire assumption within this thread.


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Also - to finish the upgrade process :

Goto your friends house
Slap Him
Call him a noob
Slap once more for wasting your time
Repeat until friend cries


There.......................now your done
Go asphyxiate on a weener you arsehat. Nobody tries to make me look like a newbie without having me share my opinion as well.
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Well, your friend neglected to tell us all of these facts that you have stated, or maybe the way you told him the reformat was required, he was under the impression it needed to be done when upgrading from a single to dual core CPU.

The slapping thing im sure was a joke, calm down, there is no need to go flex your E-wang and start insulting/yelling at people for joking around...
     
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