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 Post subject: Upgrading CPU and OEM Windows 7
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:07 am 
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The upgrade cpu part is not what I worried about. It OEM Windows 7 that I worried about. Do I have to re install windows again. I know it preferred. Is there a way around it that. I have a pesky 12 year old that hoards his games.

Note this is on top of my head the computer spec.

OEM Windows 7
Intel i3 530 First gen.
Gigabyte motherboard
4 gb ram
AMD 6850

Note this was 4 years ago when I built it. But the motherboard will support up to a i7 920.

I built it to be upgraded over time. It started out with dual core i3 530 with cpu graphics. Upgraded the graphics card a few years ago. Now asking about upgrade with the cpu. So he can Play Elite Dangerous. Which requires a Quad core 2 ghz each.

Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading CPU and OEM Windows 7
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:34 am 
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Atol wrote:
Do I have to re install windows again.


Not normally, sometimes significant hardware changes can cause Windows to need to re-authenticate


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading CPU and OEM Windows 7
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:47 am 
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Changing just the CPU shouldn't require reactivation, and even if it did you would be able to re-activate using the telephone method. Scott.


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