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Replacing processor without formatting


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#1 LucasAlmeida

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 06:25 AM

Hi again, guys

You all have been very helpful, so I thought I could clear this last doubt of mine (after this I'm good for a while =P)

I've been thinking for sometime to replace my processor for a stronger one, since my MoBo datasheet states it can handle... However, I don't plan on changing anything else, only maybe the PSU.

If I perform this upgrade without changing any of the other components, is it possible to do it without having to format the HD and install everything again, like just changing a RAM stick? A vendor told me it's not possible so...

Just hoping.

Thanks again for any possible attention to this question.


Edited by LucasAlmeida, 19 October 2016 - 06:26 AM.


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#2 ranchhand_

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 08:22 AM

 

is it possible to do it without having to format the HD and install everything again

Yes. I do it all the time.

The only situation where you may run into problems is if you replace the motherboard. If you are running an OEM version of Windows (IOW-Windows came pre-installed on the computer), it will detect a new mobo and not certify your version of Windows, but that is an entirely different discussion. But if the mobo is not changed, just changing the CPU will not give you any problems.


Edited by ranchhand_, 19 October 2016 - 08:23 AM.

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#3 LucasAlmeida

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 08:54 AM

Well, that clears up everything :)

Thank you rachhand, I'll start digging for my phenom x6 now o/






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