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Windows 7: New CPU Any Precautions?


30 Oct 2012   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

I wouldn`t worry about any drivers with Windows 7, as mentioned make sure the cpu is compatible. I`m sure you`ve done this. Just make the switch.

You should NEVER have to fiddle or add any drivers ( especially motherboard or cpu drivers ) unless windows needs them, it will just cause problems. In my opinion, the only driver you should go out and get is a video card driver, directly from the manufacturers website. Windows update has always gotten 99.9% of the drivers needed, unless you have an OLD piece of hardware.

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31 Oct 2012   #12

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VivaLaMikey View Post

i do have some overclock settings but will be resetting to default and starting overclock from scratch,
im not sure what CLRTC means?
Good thing. Overclocked settings would have given you a real headache.

CLRTC is the same as Clear CMOS. This is a manual reset of the BIOS settings and the Real Time Clock. It is usually performed by moving a jumper on the motherboard in accordance to the instructions in your MB's manual.

CLRTC/ClearCMOS Procedure


  • Note all your current BIOS settings
  • Shut down the computer > remove the power cord.
  • Remove the 3v battery.
  • Move the CLRTC jumper from pins 1-2 to 2-3.
  • Touch a metal part of the case and Press and Hold the reset button for approx. 30 seconds to discharge all power from the board.
  • Put the CLRTC jumper back on pins 1-2.
  • Replace the 3v battery > replace the power cord > boot.
  • Immediately go back into BIOS and reset all your preferred settings. If the CLRTC worked you will need to reset the date and time.
Also, if there are newer chipset drivers for your motherboard, install these before making the switch. Make sure there are no issues with the new drivers (especially if they are Beta) on your system, or you will be chasing your tail afterward!
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31 Oct 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh i get it yea i have a built in clear CMOS button on my motherboard just an easy tactile switch, I always make sure drivers are up to date all MOBO drivers/utilities & Chipsets are up to date.

CPU arrived today in all its shiny glory, stored in a steel case even kinda makes it special. So as soon as im done at work i'll have a play around and get it installed.
Not looking forward to it to be honest as i have a full water loop setup so its gonna be tricky trying to keep the block out the way without damaging pins or getting thermal grease all over the place.

Will report back with what i hope will be a nice success story or an explanation as to what i did to fail such a simple procedure

Thanks for the info so far guys.
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01 Nov 2012   #14

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It's the "simple" procedures that always trip me up. Over confidence and contempt = stupid errors.
You are smart to be well prepared. I'm sure it will go well.
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01 Nov 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
With any major hardware change it's always best to reinstall the OS...just for compatibility sake.
I try to avoid reinstalling Windows, takes too long to update and setup all of your programs, and Windows 7 has been great with major hardware changes.
I swapped motherboards and CPU's 3 times with my original Windows 7 install from August of 2009.
Q6600 & Asus P5Q Pro, i7 870 & Asus P7P55DE, i7 2600K & Asus P8P67 Pro, and currently running an i7 3770K & Asus Sabertooth Z77.
I've also swapped out the System drive to an SSD and swapped video cards 4 times (9800GT, GTX260, GTX285, HD5850, HD6950.

And it's not luck that I had no issues, it's windows 7. It just works.
My brother has swapped his setup a few times with no issues. I've done a few machines with no issues. the latest one was 2 weeks ago when we upgraded my fathers computer, pulled out the AMD Phenom Quad core and motherboard and installed an i5 3570K, Asus motherboard, and my old 5850 video card.
It booted right up, found the new hardware, I rebooted and the machine was good to go.
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01 Nov 2012   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
With any major hardware change it's always best to reinstall the OS...just for compatibility sake.
I try to avoid reinstalling Windows, takes too long to update and setup all of your programs, and Windows 7 has been great with major hardware changes.
I swapped motherboards and CPU's 3 times with my original Windows 7 install from August of 2009.
Q6600 & Asus P5Q Pro, i7 870 & Asus P7P55DE, i7 2600K & Asus P8P67 Pro, and currently running an i7 3770K & Asus Sabertooth Z77.
I've also swapped out the System drive to an SSD and swapped video cards 4 times (9800GT, GTX260, GTX285, HD5850, HD6950.

And it's not luck that I had no issues, it's windows 7. It just works.
My brother has swapped his setup a few times with no issues. I've done a few machines with no issues. the latest one was 2 weeks ago when we upgraded my fathers computer, pulled out the AMD Phenom Quad core and motherboard and installed an i5 3570K, Asus motherboard, and my old 5850 video card.
It booted right up, found the new hardware, I rebooted and the machine was good to go.

I agree you are just changing the CPU
If you done your Bios upgrade for the new Piledriver CPU then you shouldn't have issues swapping
Only thing i would change if any is to drop the PC to default settings if you Oc'ed it then drop the chip and paste heatsink etc then fire it up

Then you can start your OC off from default so you can get the best possible OC if not possible your settings will be all screwed up

sometimes the computer reconizes it is a different CPU and offers you default settings I would just do it yourself to avoid any issues later on

Other then the simple pull and switch that is all you have to do
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01 Nov 2012   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So procedure finished and after briefly shitting myself when it didnt pre-boot i had forgot to clear the CMOS.... the "simple" step i somehow forgot cleared cmos with a screwdriver on jumper point and it booted right up.

After that it worked flawlessly installed appropriate drivers and restarted ran a few benchmarks and now im disappointed
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01 Nov 2012   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VivaLaMikey View Post
So procedure finished and after briefly shitting myself when it didnt pre-boot i had forgot to clear the CMOS.... the "simple" step i somehow forgot cleared cmos with a screwdriver on jumper point and it booted right up.

After that it worked flawlessly installed appropriate drivers and restarted ran a few benchmarks and now im disappointed

disapointed?
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01 Nov 2012   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yea i ran a few benchmarks and got worse scores than my overclocked Phenom II x6 1090t, thought i would at least notice some gain.

Windows Experience Index (i know its basic and a noob tool) has dropped from 7.7 cpu, 7.7 ram, 7.9 graphics, 7.9 gaming graphics, 7.9 disk rate down to 7.4 cpu, 7.5 ram, 7.9, 7.9, 7.9

Also for some reason it says my 8350 is only 4 core? Little bit confused as right beside that it says 8 core
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01 Nov 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

What program are you using to read the CPU what version

Also if you got a 8350 it should score atleast a 7.8 from the jump

when you Overclock the score will increase as the Benches from what I read about the 8350 it is supposed to tear my chip and the 8150 apart

I am thinking you need to look at the configuration if all cores are turned on in the bios

also if you overclocked it even a little you have to turn off Turbo it will hurt you more then help you

Maybe cast a screen shot of what you see and double check if everything has been patched and updated

They also changed the way this chip functions vs Bulldozer so that might be a issue too
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