Cpu upgrade question

  Red Flag 13:53 04 Mar 2003
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I currently have a system which I built myself a couple of years ago. I am now in the process of upgrading the CPU.

I have sucessfully flashed my bios (a bit scary!) and my motherboard should now recognise my new processor.

My question is can I just change over the processor and switch everything on or do you have to do a clean install?

I would rather not do a complete re-install of the operating system.

  powerless 13:56 04 Mar 2003

Just pop in the new CPU and you'll be ok. Make sure its running at the speed as advertised. Then you've done it...

If its running at different speed go into the BIOS and make the necessary changes.

  Red Flag 14:04 04 Mar 2003

That should save a stupid amount of backing up of files that I would like to keep.

  powerless 14:05 04 Mar 2003

You do backup your files just in case.

  Red Flag 15:15 04 Mar 2003

I do back up the important stuff, its just loads of mp3 and game stuff that isn't essential but I wouldn't like to get rid off.

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