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okay lets say if i changed my e6600 to the q6600, would i have to reinstall the OS.

Im pretty sure that i don't, but would it be any better if i did?

i am dual booting xp pro sp2 x86 & vista business x64; using vista boot pro
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No you only need to install OS again for a motherboard change.
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yes if you do a change such as C2D to a C2Q then i suggest you reformat, same as if you change chipsets on your Mobo... 680i to P35/X38... It will run smoother and will encounter far less bugs and glitches, with old drivers sitting around winows is prone to dismay...can you say BSOD?


Off topic, is your sig rig named after the unit in Zoids?

If so I personally liked the Liger in the Panzer armor more....Owned FACE!
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Well that is what i heard. However when i changed my CPU my OS went crazy. I started seeing wedsirtes in RAW code lol

On general terms no it doesn't. But sometimes it may need re-intalling.

However 99% of the time you won't need to re-install the OS.
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Normally, you shouldnt need to reinstall the OS, as it is just a processor change. However, should you encounter an usually high number of errors... you may need to reinstall or repair the OS.
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Zoids, great show, lol.

Hey, so I definately do need ot reformat for an OC change?
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Zoids, great show, lol.

Hey, so I definately do need ot reformat for an OC change?
whats an OC change ??
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Quote:
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No you only need to install OS again for a motherboard change.
and a hd change
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post #9 of 12
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OC change? overclock change> for OC change you never reformat.

but yep, its named after zoids (new century zer0) thats the only one i like.

too bad it only had 3 armors:
jager
schneider
panzer.

they're all cool.

i have the whole season. i love it


so anwyays back to topic, i guess i'll try the quad change in my system and see how it work, i'll try to back most of my stuff up before i change, but i can always put the e6600 right back if the q6600 isn't stable and transfer all myfiles somewhere else then revert back to the q6600 to reformat. but i like the idea of no reformatting because its less of a hassle, but we'll c how it goes. i need a bigger harddrive though. i want to install xp pro sp2 x86, vista x64, and vista x86.

right now i have vista x64 installed and, i think it sucks, i think vista x86 runs much smoother and faster, with less bugs. not everything supports x64 either. i do have the 4 gb of ram though so i'd liek to keep the the x64.

if i have a license, can i install both the x86 and the x64? is that like a violation? i mean its on the same machine.
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Zoids owns, whered you get the seasons?

What is vista x86? I thought there was only 32bit and 64bit, or does that have nothing to do with it?

PS, yeah nothing now supports 64bit...but give it time, it'll come.

When I said OC change, I meant changing my overclock. If I want to permanantly change my overclock do I need to reinstall vista?
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