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upgrading cpu
France frightn 
currently have a pentium g4400, upgrading to i5 6600 and i know everything will be fine but im unsure about a single thing, once i have it in and everything, once i plug everything back in, can i turn on my pc and everything will work just fine? or will i have to format my hard drive or something thanks
2018-03-13 18:57
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Sweden Unluko 
no idea but you can google
2018-03-13 18:58
thanks for the recommendation that ive already tried
2018-03-13 18:59
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Asia Ace_Y 
No, you don't have to format everything. You can just change it and everything will be fine. Since both CPUs are from the same generation, you don't even need a BIOS update.
2018-03-13 18:58
you're sure that your motherboard is compatible with that new CPU? should work just fine... you will have to download the new drivers from intel.com though
2018-03-13 18:58
i thought all cpu drivers were automatically built into the bios or something? or is it only with the original cpu?
2018-03-13 19:01
the BIOS deals with compatibility however there are intel drivers that you would need to install with your new CPU. here you go: downloadcenter.intel.com/product/88188/I..
2018-03-13 19:04
wait what the hell ive never even installed these since i built my pc lol, is there much of a performance gain from installing them?
2018-03-13 19:24
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
You can just swap out the old one, plug in the new one and boot up. You won’t need to change or do anything. HOWEVER - make sure your motherboard supports that CPU. You will also need thermal paste (you may get some with your CPU), it needs to be applied on the top of the CPU which helps transfer heat from the CPU to the heatsink (metal and fan that clip onto the top of the CPU). Don’t use too much force on anything!
2018-03-13 19:05
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Poland JohaNex 
When u have a H110M you must uprage your bios
2018-03-13 19:26
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North America Roberzitok 
No you don't need to format your hard drive only if you change the mobo it will happen.
2018-03-14 09:42
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Romania Cuntstantin 
I'm about to upgrade my mobo and cpu, from a core 2 quad to an i3 8100, I have no intention to format anything, I'll try my best to uninstall all drivers before I do it though Shit, I even bought myself a 2tb hdd and I didn't even bother to install windows on it, I'm currently using 2 hdds, a 600gb one with windows on it and a 2tb one where I have other stuff
2018-03-15 10:44
U just swap cpu and thats it
2018-03-15 10:39
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