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post #11 of 23
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What no answers? I just needed to know that one thing...

Anybody done this--just slipped in a quad to upgrade from their C2D? I want to know if I will be reinstalling XP and all that Jazz...
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post #12 of 23
You might PM Knitelife.... I'm pretty sure he's been down that road.
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No, you won't need to reinstall everything will be normal and be plain sailing. You only have issues when changing the motherboard.
 
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post #14 of 23
I think you'll be fine. Just pop the processor in, as long as your mobo supports it Windows XP shouldn't be a problem.
    
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post #15 of 23
I have 1 hard drive that I use for my Asus P5B and P5K testing. I switched back and forth between the E6600 and Q6600 last night with no problem at all.
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post #16 of 23
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Just what I needed to hear.
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post #17 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knitelife View Post
I have 1 hard drive that I use for my Asus P5B and P5K testing. I switched back and forth between the E6600 and Q6600 last night with no problem at all.
ah, thats what i thought: just shut down, replace and boot again.
good to see things confirmed before posting stupid things ;P
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So True.
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I went a step farther... I went from a LanParty Expert/A64 x2 to the rig in my sig. No hiccups on the same Windows XP install. All I did was remove the chipset and AMD x2 config files and XP recognized both mobo and quad core no probs.

So if you are only changing your cpu, there should be no probs.
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I went a step farther... I went from a LanParty Expert/A64 x2 to the rig in my sig. No hiccups on the same Windows XP install. All I did was remove the chipset and AMD x2 config files and XP recognized both mobo and quad core no probs.

So if you are only changing your cpu, there should be no probs.

Where are those files located? I was hoping to make the shift from my Abit FP 190 HD to do bandwidth testing with the Areca1210 on the new Bearlake chipsetted mobo arriving next week.

That would great if I could simply swap over for testing purposes.
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