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Do I need to reformat after upgrading from i3 to i5?

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Hello,

My question is pretty much what the title asks. What would I have to do? I it just a simple swap out? It is the same mobo/socket, just a little upgrade.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Testudo
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Unless something goes horribly wrong (or the motherboard requires a BIOS or firmware update), yes. Take out the old chip, insert the new chip, lock in place, apply thermal paste and cooler, and boot.
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No you do not, though you might need to reactivate windows since you did a major hardware change.
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I had to reactivate Office when I swapped out my laptop's CPU. I uninstalled it instead. Windows itself worked fine with no issues.
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Thank you!

I actually have Mavericks installed. That is why I thought I would ask here.

So, I should be good to go?

Thanks.
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I can't read sorry
Edited by Boinz - 3/12/14 at 12:51pm
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doh.gif Well. Whoops. Assuming both CPUs are supported by OS X, I don't see why not. I find it unlikely that something CPU specific would be installed by the OS. You should probably talk to a(nother?) Hackintosh user however. OS X ain't my cup o' tea.
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doh.gif Well. Whoops. Assuming both CPUs are supported by OS X, I don't see why not. I find it unlikely that something CPU specific would be installed by the OS. You should probably talk to a(nother?) Hackintosh user however. OS X ain't my cup o' tea.

That's cool. Thank you for your help! It is supported. I will just switch and see what happens.

Thanks again!
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Originally Posted by testudoaubreii View Post

That's cool. Thank you for your help! It is supported. I will just switch and see what happens.

Thanks again!

You can change the entire hardware set and it would not require a re-installation under OS X.

I used to have a Powermac G4 that I upgraded many times with the same OS X installion even when I moved to a G5 I kept the same installation of Tiger.

There is no need to be concerned at all about this minor upgrade you have made.

Edit: your only concern will be if you are using the Intel GPU in the CPU. That can be tricky but CPU wise, no worries.
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No. Actually with OSX you really don't need to do anything when you change hardware unless it is a hard drive. Pretty much boss.

Wait, are we talking about a Hackintosh here? If we are it is against TOS.
 
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