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New CPU install

#1
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?
 
N

Nitris

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#2
you have to check to see if you mortherboard supports the 3.0GHz and also if it supports hyperthreading.
 
#3
My motherboard supports it fine...

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

ming

OSNN Advanced
#4
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.
 
D

Dlovely

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#6
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
 

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