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How do you change a processor?

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I just recentaly bought a new processor for my computer. I know that my CPU slot will fit (LGA 775) and my motherboard will take it. I just need to know if I need to do any software upgrades or download anything for my computer to recognize it. PLEASE Help. :)

-Celeron D 3.2 Ghz to a Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz
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unplug from the wall...you only need to remove the old cpu and install new cpu then clean the heatsink...reapply thermal paste...reattach heatsink and boot up
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Always a good idea when swapping the processor is to double-check the CPU support list. This will be on the motherboard manufacturer's website. Sometimes a firmware update may be necessary, other times it won't be supported.

Looking at your upgrades, though, off the top of my head it should be fine, but wouldn't hurt to check.
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