New CPU require HD format/OS reinstall?
I think I already know the answer, but I'm just hoping for the best.
Situation: With my current setup (in my sig) running a e6750, which is great, but still stumbles when running Sonar and packing on VST plugins and tracks (plus recording the tracks at 96k).
So I was pondering about upgrading to a q6600 (Sonar can use up to 8 cores), which would let me do more with out having my CPU usage peak and getting a DROP OUT.
My only concern is whether, using the same Mobo, I will have to reinstall the OS (XP) and possibly reformat my HD's. Cause that would just be a biatch with all the programs I currently have installed.
I know when using a new Mobo you almost always have to, just couldn't find anything with just installing a new CPU.
PS: Feel free to rant at me for not using the search function, but I swear I searched first, just not very successfully.
Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R
CPU: Intel Core Duo E6750 2.66GHz @ 3.2GHz
GPU: EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W
RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800
(RIP) HDD 1: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB
HDD 1: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320 GB
HDD 2: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB
HDD 3: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
HS: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
OS: Windows XP 32 Bit Home :rolleyes:
Audio: Maya1010 Pci with Breakout Box