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Old 04-30-2007, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default Reformat needed? New cpu...

Hey, in a few days I will be installing my new CPU, videocard, and PSU. Is it completely needed to reformat?
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Reformat needed? New cpu...

No need at all to reformat. Just be sure to uninstall the old video card drivers before installing the new card. Other than that, all you need to do is install the new CPU, PSU, and video card. Boot and install the new video card drivers, and you should be good to go.
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:26 PM   #3
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It's hardware... and UK31337 has had too much to drink yet again.

You don't need to reformat if you change your CPU, no.
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:33 PM   #4
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Nope, no reformat is needed if you change CPUs, I just helped my friend upgrade to an opteron recently, 5 minute job, zero reformat.
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Default Re: Reformat needed? New cpu...

Just done my processor last week, definately no need to reformat.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:39 PM   #6
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Default Re: Reformat needed? New cpu...

Alright, today I am about to install my new 8600GTS, but I was wondering... When I look under "add or remove programs" I see something called NVIDIA Drivers, is that it? I have an NVIDIA motherboard too, so could that also be the motherboard drivers? Is there another way to do this, or is that correct?

By the way, I am currently running a 7600GT.
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Default Re: Reformat needed? New cpu...

Just goto device manager and uninstall the graphics drivers from there.
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:30 PM   #8
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Just goto device manager and uninstall the graphics drivers from there.
Thanks, I am a complete idiot and I can't find it now... where is it located? (Device manager that is)
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Default Re: Reformat needed? New cpu...

the easiest way to get it is prob start menu right click my computer then click properties then look on the hardware tab and device manager.

it works with desktop shortcuts aswell aslong as it dnt have the little short cut sign lol just ignore this bit and do wot i said above lol
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:51 PM   #10
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Thanks, I got it. I just installed my PSU, and the video card is next, thanks for all the help people.
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