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While im waiting for the q9450 to come back into stock at newegg, i wanna start getting vista and my RAID and stuff setup with a P4 3.2ghz proc....will i have to reinstall vista if i do this??
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yes i think so
    
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Nah, processor upgrades dont require reinstall, if you are upgrading motherboard than yes, too many drivers associated with it then, the cpu will be fine..
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and you're pretty certain about this....i just dont wanna waste my time??
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I changed from a e6700 es to a e6850 and I didn't have to reinstall windows. If per change you still see your old cpu in system just right click > uninstall then reboot.In xp I had no problem. In vista I had to right click > uninstall then reboot
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I went from an E4300 to a Q6600, no problems.....As for the Striker II Extreme, ther is an option in BIOS > Advanced Tweaker to enable cores 2-3-4, make sure when you install it you enable all cores.... then windows will usually do the rest..

But we are talking about M$ Windows here, so I dont think anyone will 100% back up how its going to respond ;-)
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Originally Posted by MR_S4NDM4N View Post
While im waiting for the q9450 to come back into stock at newegg, i wanna start getting vista and my RAID and stuff setup with a P4 3.2ghz proc....will i have to reinstall vista if i do this??
If you aren't changing the motherboard, then your Vista install won't be affected by a different processor. Believe me, I've switched CPUs, RAM, video cards and optical drives but not the motherboard and my install was fine.
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post #8 of 15
I had to do it going from 65nm to 45nm. Was odd I coul and did switch from a 3220 to a E6600 and even thru a 4300 in on the same vista install. However when I went from the 3220 to the 3110 I had some seriouse issues and just reinstalled.

Not sure if it was something else or what but thats all I can think of.

Still you may not have too.
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okay, Thanks guys!! this should let me at least play with the parts that i do have until i get my real processor.
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post #10 of 15
99% unlikely

But for you it is may happen.

When i went from single core to dual core it screwed my OS up and had to re-install. And you are going from single core to a quad core. So it is a possibility.

However in most scenarios you wouldn't have to.
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