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Re-install XP? Upgrading from C2Duo to Quad Q6600

By Fragrant Coit
Oct 31, 2007
  1. This is gonna sound silly, but should I re-install XP after installing a Q6600 CPU in place of an E6420?

    I don't think it neccasary, just reset the BIOS - but I could be wrong.

    If I was swapping to another C2D, I wouldn't bother asking, but being a Quad I'm concerned Windows may not recognise it properly.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    windows should recognize it just fine, no need to reinstall.
     
  3. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 363

    sWEET, THATS WHAT i WAS HOPING!

    CHEERS

    Steve
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Just be sure you get a BIOS update if it's required since otherwise you may not be able to boot with the new CPU since the BIOS won't recognize it.
     
  5. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 363

    Thanks guys, she's cranking!
     
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