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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 19:35   #1
DavieJG
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Changing a CPU, what's the procedure?

Hi guys,

I have a P55 setup which is running with an i5 750 @ 3.8GHz.

I have recently obtained an i7 870 which i'm going to swap in. I'm also running the original v1.0 BIOS on my msi p55 gd65 and this might be a good time to update.

My question is what is the best order to do this in?

1. Retun to stock with a CMOS reset
2. Update BIOS
3. Replace chip
4. Overclock!

Will my current windows installation be fine after all of this or will I need to back everything up and start again?

Thanks!

Dave.
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 19:36   #2
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update bios through qflash or ezflash in the bios
load optimised defaults
add your new cpu
load optimised defaults again

then overclock

if windows 7/8 you should be fine regarding cpu drivers

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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 19:54   #3
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yeah its win 7.

It's mflash that my bios seems to have. I note that 6 of the bios updates for my board have "Update M-Flash module" in the release notes. Would this indicate that the original implementation was iffy?

Is flashing the bios less of a danger than it used to be?
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 20:43   #4
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It's safer if you flash through the BIOS and not windows

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