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Hi folks.. I'm new to here and this seem a great place to find the answer.

 

I just picked up q9550 EO from Microcenter for $180.00 to replace my old e8400 E0.

 

I heard that if you had dual core cpu in system with currently OS and switched from dual core to quad core cpu then OS will still based on dual core spec. Unless, I reformat HDD and do fresh install OS then it will be optimized to quad core? So, I dunno if its true or not?

 

Sorry about my english... I'm trying my best.

 

Thanks!

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Device Manager said I'm currently using Q9550, however, i'm not sure if the whole OS will use all quad core after swapped from dual core to quad core or should I go ahead and format and install fresh OS?

 

Or it doesn't matter?

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