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#1 general grievous

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 09:11 PM

hi, i have received a q9550 in error instead of the q9650 i've ordered, they gave me a call and told me that tomorrow they would send someone to pick my computer in order to swap the processors.

question is, do i need to reinstall windows for it to recognyze the new processor?

my system is:

asus striker 2 extreme ultra SLI
8gb corsair ddr3 1600mhz
-going to replace the q9550 for the q9650
does the rest matter?

thank you for your help

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 09:35 PM

You don't need to reinstall windows. Just replace the processor and thats all you need to do.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 11:40 PM

You don't need to reinstall windows. Just replace the processor and thats all you need to do.


k thats what ill do, is it because they are so similar?

ive heard other ppl having to reinstall after replacing a processor

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 01:34 AM

no you can put any cpu in and you wont need any type of driver or have to reinstall windows

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:10 AM

The only time you have to do a reinstall/repair is when moving to a multicore from a single core CPU. As long as the OS was installed on a system with 2 or more cores, it is good to go.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:05 AM

ok tyvm i got the answer i was looking for, your the best...


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