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I want to upgrade my pc's processor from AMD Athlon IIx2 to AMD Phenom IIx4
as far as I know when you install an operating system, the hardware specs of the PC is being save in the registry
can I change my processor without formating my PC again (will it malfunction because the processor specs on the registry doesn't match with the system's registry?)

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EMX-MCP61D3-iCAFE im just 90 % sure about the model because im not in my home now so I cant check it,, but as I remember that is the name of my motherboard the brand is EMAXX

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If the information you gave about your motherboard is correct, that CPU is compatible with that motherboard.

Make suitable back-ups, respect the principles of ESD, and your operating system should accept the CPU upgrade under normal circumstances.

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so it means that I don't need to reconfigure any file in my system's folder that holds the hardware's information?

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so it means that I don't need to reconfigure any file in my system's folder that holds the hardware's information?

You should be fine, go for it. :)

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you can make up to 3 changes before windows asks you to go through the online validation process. even then, it is just an automatic connection and approval

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If your mother-board support the AMD Phenom IIx4 processor only then you can upgrade the processor. Actually os reinstall is required when every time you upgrade or install a new hardware into your computer. But some time the system configured without any problem. But you need a back up for your important data. Then you can try this process.

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