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Hi, I just switched my Dual core processor for the Q6600, when I first opened my computer I had a message before Windows open telling me that I switched CPU and that I should do err.. something , I dint had time to read because I press a key without noticing and it brought me to my bios, I left it and the computer booted normally. My computer doesn't have any problem running or anything but when I open PCWizard 2006, it still shows that my processor is the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600...?
Was there something I should have changed in my bios so that it see its not this processor installed in the system anymore?

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post #2 of 17
I've heard that you should reformat Windows when getting a new CPU. And reset the CMOS too.
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Did you go in to control panel > system >device manager and see what it says. I had to uninstall both e6700 and reboot to get to see e6850
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post #4 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duckydude View Post
I've heard that you should reformat Windows when getting a new CPU. And reset the CMOS too.
Same as he said. I would reset the CMOS.

Do you need a walkthrough in how to do this? Its pretty easy.
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post #5 of 17
Reinstall your os.
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post #6 of 17
I just did it in vista. Went to device manager>processors uninstalled e6700 and rebooted and now it's showing e6850. I didn't want to reformat and install the whole thing again.
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post #7 of 17
dont reinstall its a waste of time, reset the cmos and put your settings all back in there. When you start windows with a new processor it will install it and you need to restart the computer. I went from an e6400 to a q6600 with no reinstall on xp or vista x64
    
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post #8 of 17
You don't need to re-install an OS with a CPU change. I wish people would quit saying this.
Reset the MoBo and check again.
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post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
You don't need to re-install an OS with a CPU change. I wish people would quit saying this.
Reset the MoBo and check again.

I know what you mean. I changed from a e6700 es to a e6850 yesterday and I didn't reinstalled os. Xp picked it up quick. In vista I just uninstalled it in device manager and rebooted
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post #10 of 17
You need to REACTIVATE windows. Thats what it told you. If you did the force boot with 2 CPU's in the MSCONFIG screen then you will have to turn it off then reboot. All 4 cores will show up then.
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