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Changing a CPU, what's the procedure?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by DavieJG, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. DavieJG

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 24, 2009

    Posts: 590

    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.
     
  2. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 26,772

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    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
     
  3. DavieJG

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 24, 2009

    Posts: 590

    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?
     
  4. wazza300

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 11, 2009

    Posts: 26,772

    Location: BenefitStreetBirmingham

    It's safer if you flash through the BIOS and not windows
     


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