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Windows 7: Do i neeed to install Win7 after a processor swap?


23 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Do i neeed to install Win7 after a processor swap?

Hi People. My current processor is a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
I want to replace it with AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHZ Quad Core Black Edition Processor
My Motherboard is ASUS M4N78 PRO
Do I have to re-install my windows7 Home premium 32bit after I have swapped the processor.
Thanks for any help.

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23 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi roryson welcome to SevenForums

If you're just upgrading the CPU you will not need to reinstall Windows. Just like if you were going to replace the memory.
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23 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply and thanks for your help as well. (big sy of relief)
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23 Apr 2013   #4

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roryson View Post
Hi People. My current processor is a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
I want to replace it with AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHZ Quad Core Black Edition Processor
My Motherboard is ASUS M4N78 PRO
Do I have to re-install my windows7 Home premium 32bit after I have swapped the processor.
Thanks for any help.
Hi roryson,

In addition to what VistaKing said, you mostly require windows re-installation if you are replacing hard-drive of the system. As Windows is installed on the hard-drive.

Except, hard-drive it is least likely you would require re-installation for any part replacement on the system.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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23 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi Sandeep, Thanks for that but its just the processor I'm swapping, for now anyway.. Cheers..
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23 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roryson View Post
Hi People. My current processor is a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
I want to replace it with AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHZ Quad Core Black Edition Processor
My Motherboard is ASUS M4N78 PRO
Do I have to re-install my windows7 Home premium 32bit after I have swapped the processor.
Thanks for any help.
Make sure you have the latest bios version for your motherboard so it correctly supports your new CPU.

Phenom IIX4 965 (HDZ965FBK4DGI),3.4GHz,140W,rev.C2,SocketAM3,Quad-Core
Since PCB 1.02G
Since Bios
1004


Phenom IIX4 965 (HDZ965FBK4DGM),3.4GHz,125W,rev.C3,SocketAM3,Quad-Core
Since PCB 1.02G Since Bios 1102

ASUS - M4N78 PRO
1303 looks like the latest. Flash your bios and reset to defaults then replace the CPU (just in case)
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23 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

my bios is on 1302 at the moment
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23 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

so should I check the PCB version as well?? not done that
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23 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roryson View Post
so should I check the PCB version as well?? not done that
No you are fine, you will have a later board. Just erring on the side of caution, nothing worse than sticking the new cpu in and it won't boot or runs at 800Mhz due to not being supported in the bios.
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23 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

cheers. Nearly 10pm now, so now I got the info I need ill fit the processor as well as the ram tomorrow..
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