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I have a Core2Duo E4400 (conroe) 2.0ghz fitted and im looking to upgrade to a E6700 (conroe) 3.2ghz I know its compatible with my MB but its a 64bit processor. Ive seen somewhere that the E4400 is also a 64bit chip, if so then a straight swap E4400 -> E6700 should be Ok but id like to know for sure that i wont have to upgrade to Vista 64bit version ?!?! Please help if you can :cool:
 

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You don't need a 64-bit version of Windows. You can run a a 64-bit CPU with either 32 or 64-bit OS's

You may be required to reinstall (or at least perform a repair installation) after swapping the CPU.
 

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Is the Mobo from a OEM PC?
If so, the Mobo/Bios may not accept the E6700.
 

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There are no guarantees that any other CPU will be compatible with an OEM Mobo/Bios.
Contact the PC manufacturer for the most reliable info on what Cpu(s) will/will not work.
 
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