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Installing New CPU what will happen?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mickyblue, Mar 28, 2008.

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  1. mickyblue

    mickyblue Thread Starter

    Aug 22, 2007
    Hello, I currently have an ASUS M2R32-MVP board with an AMD 64x 2 4200+ and want to upgrade too an AMD Athlon64 X2 6400 SKT.AM2 (1MBX2). I was wondering what will happen to my operating system after i install it? will it still boot up or do i need to change something!
    also I was wondering if this upgrade was worth it the 200 dollars?

    I am running windows XP special edition 64-bit

    Thanks for the help
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    The OS should have no problem. It's really the BIOS and board that has to be prepared for a new CPU with the clock speed and multiplier settings. Once that is done, the OS could care less. It should boot up like normal.

    Hard to say if it was worth it. You will probably notice some difference, but a faster processor doesn't speed things up all that much since it is not really the part that slows things down to begin with. I guess only you can decide its "worth".
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    I have that same board/cpu combo here. It is a good system. I would clear cmos or as asus calls it RTC. This insures you get the correct multiplier set for the new cpu.

    One other item. I believe you need bios 1009 or later to run that cpu. Make sure of what bios version you have before you begin the swap.
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