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Windows 7: Will I have to Re-install with a CPU Upgrade?

08 Sep 2010   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Well before 7 came along I swapped the cpu out twice on one case and later changed brands of memory without any reactivation or additional need for drivers. You will likely have a need to adjust the memory clock in the bios however.

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08 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 64bit

All too cool. Thanks.
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09 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Considering the motherboard is staying the same, and the processors are nearly the same architecture, you'll be just fine popping it in and booting up. I've done this many times. As long as the motherboard recognizes the chip and is configured correctly, Windows 7 will find it as well.
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