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Windows 7: Upgrade CPU

02 Nov 2010   #1

Upgrade CPU

Hi there,

I was on a Quad Core however today I upgraded my Mobo and CPU to an X6 however Windows is not detecting the 6 cores. I have checked the BIOS and all 6 cores are activated. Will I need to do a fresh install?

Also the fan speed is annoying it keeps going up and down :/

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02 Nov 2010   #2

windows 7 Ultimate x64

You probably will need to do a fresh install since you have a new motherboard. Sounds like your hardware is working to me if you're seeing it in the bios. Gratz on a very sweet processor!
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02 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

If you have substantially changed the hardware in your system, I would recommend that you perform a clean install. Changing the CPU on its own wouldn't fall into that category, but changing the motherboard certainly does.
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02 Nov 2010   #4
Orbital Shark


Also, on some fans the speed will fluctuate from fast (using processes) to slow (idle)
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02 Nov 2010   #5


The fan speed is rather annoying....
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