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Opteron 170 replacment from my 3800+

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Well, right now its passed christmas, and money from those odd relatives keeps flowing in, and i've decided to buy a opteron 170 or a 165 possibly, then ebay my 3800 x2, but what im wondering is, on my ultra d with respective bios in signature, will it be a simple drop the opty in clear cmos and maybe re install windows and boom there i am , is there any major bios updating or configuration i need to do to get these opterons in this board, i know they work "un supported" but does it take any magic or special knowledge to do so?

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what im wondering is, on my ultra d with respective bios in signature, will it be a simple drop the opty in clear cmos and maybe re install windows and boom there i am?

 

Yes, it's basically that simple. Your bios is the same one I use on my Opteron 170. Just remove the old chip, clear cmos, and reinstall Windows XP Pro. FYI, dual-cores are only supported with XP Pro not Home edition.

 

Good Luck!

 

--Fernando

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Yes, it's basically that simple. Your bios is the same one I use on my Opteron 170. Just remove the old chip, clear cmos, and reinstall Windows XP Pro. FYI, dual-cores are only supported with XP Pro not Home edition.

 

Good Luck!

 

--Fernando

 

My Opty 165 runs just fine on Windows XP Home.

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Yes, it's basically that simple. Your bios is the same one I use on my Opteron 170. Just remove the old chip, clear cmos, and reinstall Windows XP Pro. FYI, dual-cores are only supported with XP Pro not Home edition.

 

Good Luck!

 

--Fernando

 

Dual Cores are supported by XP Home. You may need the AMD Driver, Dual Core Optimizer, and MS Hotfix. I didn't reinstall my OS anytime I ever changed a CPU, and that is fairly often. I'd try running with just the CMOS clear myself first.

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Dual Cores are supported by XP Home. You may need the AMD Driver, Dual Core Optimizer, and MS Hotfix. I didn't reinstall my OS anytime I ever changed a CPU, and that is fairly often. I'd try running with just the CMOS clear myself first.

 

I have the AMD Driver and the Dual Core Optimizer installed but not the MS Hotfix. I've read about it but do you find it necessary? So far I haven't noticed anything that would warrant me using the MS Hotfix.

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I haven't really noticed any difference with any of the three. I was having some hitches in Half Life 2 Episode 1, but these didn't fix it. I think I am having a slow hard drive issue, which I hope to fix in the next couple of days with a pair of Seagate 7200.10 250GB drives.

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My Opty 165 runs just fine on Windows XP Home.

 

Thanks for correcting me on this. I was under the impression that only XP Pro had support for dual-cores. I think I may have confused that with something else.

 

--Fernando

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Dual Cores are supported by XP Home.

 

You're right. Thanks for confirming this.

 

I didn't reinstall my OS anytime I ever changed a CPU, and that is fairly often.

 

Was this done with single or with dual-cores? The reason I ask is that members have posted that going from single to dual core required an OS reinstall for proper detection and operation; at least this was implied with AMD X2 and Opteron dual-cores. I didn't take the chance when I upgraded from an Athlon 64 3700+ to an Opteron 170 and simply did a new install of XP Pro SP2.

 

--Fernando

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Thanks for correcting me on this. I was under the impression that only XP Pro had support for dual-cores. I think I may have confused that with something else.

 

--Fernando

 

No Problem :D

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Thanks for correcting me on this. I was under the impression that only XP Pro had support for dual-cores. I think I may have confused that with something else.

 

--Fernando

XP Home only supports one physical processor socket :)

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You're right. Thanks for confirming this.

 

 

 

Was this done with single or with dual-cores? The reason I ask is that members have posted that going from single to dual core required an OS reinstall for proper detection and operation; at least this was implied with AMD X2 and Opteron dual-cores. I didn't take the chance when I upgraded from an Athlon 64 3700+ to an Opteron 170 and simply did a new install of XP Pro SP2.

 

--Fernando

 

I went from an Opty 146 to an Opty 175 most recently. On my NF3 250GB, I went from a 2800+ to a 3400+ to a 3700+ to a Newark 4000+ with no problems.

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