New CPU install

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Eck, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. Eck

    Eck .user

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    I'm thinking about upgrading to a 3.0C GHz Pentium 4. First off, I can just drop it in and windows will be fine, right? Won't have to reinstall or anything.

    Second, will hyperthreading work? I do have XP Home Edition, don't know if that's an issue. But also, my current CPU doesn't have it, so Windows isn't configured for it?

    If I can just drop it in (which I'm thinking I can), if I turned on hyperthreading in the CMOS would that mess windows up? If it would, I could just leave it off.

    Right?
     
  2. Nitris

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    you have to check to see if you mortherboard supports the 3.0GHz and also if it supports hyperthreading.
     
  3. Eck

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    My motherboard supports it fine...

    I was just concerned about how Windows would react to the different CPU and the hyperthreading feature.
     
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    You'll need to run a repair on windows as a change in CPU speed will affect the performance.
    I've noticed putting my CPU at full throttle without re-installing windows tend to run slower than if I did re-install it.
     
  5. coathanger007

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    It'll work.
     
  6. Dlovely

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    XP supports hyperthreading and Intel just dropped prices on 2.8C 3.0C so you should get a good deal @ 270 US$ for the 3.0C 800Mhz FSB retail at www.newegg.com