Originally posted by: MarkTwain I will be replacing my Athlon 64 3500+ with an Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+. My motherboard is an ASUS A8N5X, BIOS v1003 06/01/2006.
Can I just replace the CPU or do I need to reload Windows XP SP2?
Is there a CPU driver that needs to be updated?
My hope is to do a simple CPU replacement and that Windows will recognize and use the dual cores.
In the past I have had to reload Windows when I installed a new motherboard. I found out that after uninstalling the old motherboard drivers, installing the new motherboard and then installing the new motherboard drivers Windows wouldn't start and I had to reload Windows. I'm hoping just changing the CPU doesn't cause this same type of problem.
shouldnt have to, just make sure windows detects dual core by opening task manager
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