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Old 11-17-2004, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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noob question comming......
i'm changing cpu tonight and need to know if it is better to install it from a clean install or can i get away with flashing the bios without having to reinstall my os?
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You don't need to re-install your OS.
You don't need to flash your BIOS either, unless if it is needed to support the CPU.
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Old 11-17-2004, 02:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the clean install is for if you replace the whole mobo
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Old 11-17-2004, 02:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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