have just recently done a change of my processor from a AMD64 3200 to an opteron 165.....after the installation everything went fine just that the BIOS detected the CPU as an unknown processor, therefore with a BIOS flash everything booted fine and back to operating order. However i am wondering if there is a need to do a format as it seems windows x64 and new BIOS has detected under systems as opteron 165 dual core
Is there still a need to do a reformat? i have also ran 3dmark06 with no probs whatsoever, seems to me like there isnt any need to do a re-format is there? Or is it still recommended for me to do a re-format?
BTW i got a CCBWE stepping, any idea how it stands among the other steppings??
Appreciate any advice
AMD64 Opteron 165 @2.61ghz, DFI Lan Party UT SLI-DR Expert
Asus EN7800GTX PCI-E, Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev 3 @462/1250
2x1Gig G.Skill DDR500 PC4000 @ 3-4-4-8 1T
SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS, FSP Quad Rail 700w PSU, WD Raptor 36Gb, WD 160gb Caviar
Logitech G7, ViewSonic VX-924, LianLi V1000B, Zalman CNPS 9500LED,