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ryadav
May 9th, 2011, 01:03 AM
i decided to update my cpu from athlon x64 dual-core to a phenom II quad-core, will this affect my current linux system stability? should i do a clean install when my new cpu is put in??

silkworm2.5
May 9th, 2011, 02:42 AM
As long as the processor supports 64 bit, it should not affect your linux system.

ryadav
May 9th, 2011, 07:04 AM
thanks, that is what i thought, still better to ask =)

mastablasta
May 9th, 2011, 07:11 AM
As long as the processor supports 64 bit, it should not affect your linux system.


and it does. as well as 32bit

In linux drivers are part of kernel (core) and are loaded/configured/used automaticly on boot.

the only instability would be if you replaced/upgraded a device with proprietary drivers (for example graphcis card). on that case both in Windows as well as Linux require you to uninstall previous drivers and then perform the hardware upgrade. after that is done boot into system and install new drivers (in this part you might need to boto into safe mode or this is done automaticly for you by the OS).

processors usually don't require any additional proprietary drivers.