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Windows 7: Will CPU swap affect OEM Win?

11 Dec 2013   #11

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by riffwraith View Post
I just did a CPU swap with a W7 OEM machine. No issues, save for the need to reactivate. Which might have been b/c I also swapped the MB.

One thing to keep in mind - RAM. If the i7 chip has a max memory of 64 bit, and the i5 a max of 32, and if you have more than 32, you will either a) wind up with 32, or b) run into some issues. Not sure which, tho....

Don't forget motherboards have a limitations on memory too. Like mine, it'll only see 16 gigs of memory even though my i5 can see 32 gigs.

I think what will happen for example 64 gigs on an i5 it'll just address 32 gigs and ignore the rest.

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12 Dec 2013   #12

Windows 10 64 bit

Memory is not a problem. My current i7 system has 16GB and the i5 has 8GB. But, both are Z77 motherboards and capable of more than 16 GB. After the switch and I make sure the OS is activated, I'll also swap memory.
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