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Do i have to reinstall windows after changing processors?

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My question is basically in the title. I will be moving from a athlon x3 to a phenom II x6 and was wondering if that means i will need to reformat my pc?
    
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post #2 of 11
Not at all.
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No
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Originally Posted by Timlander;12009447 
Not at all.

This^^.I changed from a E6600 to a Q6600 with no problems.
 
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post #5 of 11
nope you will be fine just clear the CMOS before you swap
post #6 of 11
Nope, when you upgrade your mobo you most prob will have too, but CPU, you will be fine wink.gif
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by xXjay247Xx;12009503 
Nope, when you upgrade your mobo you most prob will have too, but CPU, you will be fine wink.gif

"Have to", Nah. Win might run a bit slower and you'd be better served by a fresh install but if you uninstall any board-specific utilities you should be fairly fine.
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post #8 of 11
You'll be fine.
Generally you can also get away without reinstall if you swap motherboards of the same platform/chipset as well.
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post #9 of 11
Clear CMOS, Swap & apply thermal Paste. Then boot :-D
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thanks alot guys
    
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