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I just bought an x2 5000 BE and I'm waiting for it to arrive, but I wanted to know if I should reinstall windows when I install it.
    
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Nope. I would reset CMOS, though.



edit: And, you may want to check BIOS updates while you are at it.
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Nope. I would reset CMOS, though.



edit: And, you may want to check BIOS updates while you are at it.
Agreed!

Vista is really good about CPU swaps, even going from single to dual, or quad. The OS natively supports these CPUs, so it is easy.

But dralb is exactly right, clear CMOS. I would clear CMOS before booting up with the new CPU for the first time.
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Nope. I would reset CMOS, though.



edit: And, you may want to check BIOS updates while you are at it.
cool, does it count as reseting the CMOS if I just go into the BIOS and tell it to restore default settings?
    
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cool, does it count as reseting the CMOS if I just go into the BIOS and tell it to restore default settings?
Not really. It would probably be OK, but since you are in there anyways, it only takes a minute to do.
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Not really. It would probably be OK, but since you are in there anyways, it only takes a minute to do.
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