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    Default CPU upgrade... Clean install?

    Hi folks,
    Currently have a C2D E6600, and am going to upgrade to a Q9550 I have laying around.
    Should I do a fresh install, or can I use my existing 11.3 install and just do a zypper dup later? No architecture change (already running x64) required. I doubt it would be an issue, but I figure I'd ask just to be safe.

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    Default Re: CPU upgrade... Clean install?

    On 03/13/2011 04:06 PM, VintagePC wrote:
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    > I doubt it would be an issue, but I figure I'd ask just to be
    > safe.


    "just to be safe" why don't you:

    1. backup all /home, data and customizations made outside of home
    2. switch CPUs
    3. boot and see what happens
    a. if it goes good
    b. if it goes bad you can do a clean install and restore from backup

    that is what i would do (no matter how anyone here answered)..

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