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    So I decided that since today was Cyber Monday and it is my birthday on Friday that it was time to finally bit the bullet and get a quad core replacement for my Pentium G3258. This processor has served me very well for just over the past year, but with newer games wanting a quad core, I felt it was time to upgrade to a Core i5-4460. The best part is it will arrive before my birthday thanks to Amazon Prime shipping. :) Now, I have never replaced JUST a processor in a regular machine before, I have always replaced the motherboard at the same time. I have replaced one in servers and just did a full backup/restore cycle then. Should I do that as well, or just backup (just in case), swap processors, restart normally? I would hate to waste the time and effort to initiate a restore operation on this machine if it wouldn't be needed, but at the same time, I don't want to waste the time and headache of not doing on and having problems because of it. Thoughts?

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    Better safe than sorry. Also, Windows recognizes your processor, so you might have to get your OS reinitialized.

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    The OS wont have anything to do with the CPU, the bios will deal with it all and send the correct info to the OS, so basically just plug it in and start playing :)

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    Just make sure the socket is the same. You may have initial driver issues, but the OS should pick that up automatically.

    Always nice to get a better CPU! (Make sure you change the fan or use new grease if using an old fan)

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