Does A Different CPU Need A Different Driver?

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Does A Different CPU Need A Different Driver?
« on: 13/08/2008 12:52:17 »
I just took out a Nov 02 Pentium 3 out of a broken computer, if I put it in place of a Pentium 2, in Fedora 9, will it run as before? Or does it need a new driver?
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Does A Different CPU Need A Different Driver?
« Reply #1 on: 13/08/2008 16:16:30 »
It depends on whether the new/old motherboard you are putting it in will accept a PIII.

Some do some don't so check the manual first.

Replacing a cpu is easy and does not mean using different drivers as the motherboard deals with that side of things. The main thing is to make sure you scrape the silicon heat sink compound off the heat sink and processor and use some fresh compound as the cpu will run hotter and you will need a good thermal contact.

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Does A Different CPU Need A Different Driver?
« Reply #2 on: 13/08/2008 18:54:12 »
That'll be a slot-1 cpu, most of which are already fitted with a heatsink & fan.  It should run but unless it has the same speed FSB you may be under-clocking it (slower than it's rated speed but less heat etc.)  It may have a smaller cache too.
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