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Originally Posted by NuclearCrap View Post
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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Originally Posted by Solarcaine View Post
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.




Go asphyxiate on a weener you arsehat. Nobody tries to make me look like a newbie without having me share my opinion as well.
All joking aside, I do believe there were no assumptions made into the integrity of the original OS (pre CPU transplant). In fact, your friend did not even mention that the original installation was botched in the first place.

The jokes were over the top though, sorry about that.
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I was over it a week ago, thanks lol.
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