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Upgrading from Pentium D 820 to 945 today... anything I should prep?

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I got my shiny new Pentium D 945 in the mail today . I need to update my bios on my motherboard I'm sure, but anything else I will need to do? Mainly, will I NEED to reformat? I really not in the mood atm to spend a few hours doing that also hehe, but if I have to I need to make the neccessary arrangements and backup my stuff.

So anything I should prepare for? Thanks guys.
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post #2 of 11
You shouldn't need to format. Heck, I popped in a new motherboard without a clean windows install nad everything worked fine!
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I'm figuring I dont with a proccessor, but I wanna just hear it from someone else
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WooT!! Successful surgery! As of 12:18AM EST I have a living, breathing, computer again
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post #5 of 11
good luck whit your new 945!!
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Hey keep us up to date (of course) of your overclocking adventures. For reference sake what speed did you get your 820 to?
    
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I never messed with my 820 cause of the temps I read on it in the bios and Asus tool, and from reading some stuff here on the forums about how the high temps were bad on the 800 series. Thusly I never pushed it. Big reason why I changed CPUs, so I could do some nice OC'ing
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frankiebonez View Post
I never messed with my 820 cause of the temps I read on it in the bios and Asus tool, and from reading some stuff here on the forums about how the high temps were bad on the 800 series. Thusly I never pushed it. Big reason why I changed CPUs, so I could do some nice OC'ing
Update that sig with the new specs!! Goodluck with that processor, I have heard a lot of good things about it.
    
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post #9 of 11
Did the 820 fry? Or you just replacing it?
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Originally Posted by beret9987 View Post
You shouldn't need to format. Heck, I popped in a new motherboard without a clean windows install nad everything worked fine!
lol I did that too could not BELIEVE you could do that!
    
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