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upgrading from 6600K to 2700x

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Hi,

 

 

tomorrow my new ryzen CPU and Motherboard are arriving, i am upgrading from I5 6600K, Now my question is, if i reinstall windows (key is not OEM) do i also need to reinstall my games? Or are they ready to go if i tell steam and orgin where to look? I have everything set up already for the swap, (created media tool and stored all documents on my game drive). Also does windows automatically detect the key? I heard it's tied to to motherboard. I have it linked to my MS account.

 

Thx,

Main PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | RAM:Corsair LPX 3200 mhz (16Gb) 

Mobo:ASUS Strix B550-F Wifi | GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z

Case: Sharkoon Nightshark RGB| Storage: 500 GB 970 EVO Plus 1 TB WD blue 500 GB Samsung HDD

Monitor: iiyama G-Master G2470HSU-B1 165Hz

Powersupply: Be Quiet straight Power 10 500 watt

 

 

Main Laptop

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | RAM: Team group 16 GB 2666 mhz

GPU: RTX 2060 (MXM swappable)

Monitor: 1080p 120Hz

Storage: 2x 1 TB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe (no raid)

 

 

Second Laptop (Work laptop)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3250U,  RAM: Samsung 8 GB 2400 mhz

GPU: Vega 3

Storage: 512 GB Sk Hynix BC511 NVMe

 

Phone:

Xiaomi MI 11

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I don't think you'll have any problems, I didn't when changing PCs and messing with games. I think Steam automatically recognizes the games in it's folder, while in uPlay you have to select where each game is, and I think Origin works the same way. My key was OEM though, so see if someone else confirms this as well.

CPU: i7 2600K 4.4GHz@1.3V | Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Pro | CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212x | RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB @1600MHz CL9

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1070 Ti G1 Gaming @2GHz | Storage: Samsung 850 Evo 250GB + Seagate Barracuda 2TB  | PSU: Corsair TX550M | Monitor: LG 29UM69G

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1 minute ago, Arjan W said:

Hi,

 

 

tomorrow my new ryzen CPU and Motherboard are arriving, i am upgrading from I5 6600K, Now my question is, if i reinstall windows (key is not OEM) do i also need to reinstall my games? Or are they ready to go if i tell steam and orgin where to look? I have everything set up already for the swap, (created media tool and stored all documents on my game drive). Also does windows automatically detect the key? I heard it's tied to to motherboard. I have it linked to my MS account.

 

Thx,

If your games are installed on a separate drive from Windows, then all you have to do is tell Steam where your library is once you reinstall it. If they are on the same drive as Windows, you will have to redownload them; unless you copy them over to another drive before you reinstall.

 

As for Windows key: if you bought a PC from HP, Dell, etc then the Windows key is tied to the board because it is not a commercially available board (and they are usually proprietary boards anyways). The Windows key in custom built machines are in the installation itself. Windows doesn't usually copy the key automatically, but if you linked it to your MS account, that can help you get back up and running pretty fast. You can also check out this video for more info: 

 

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HP DC7900 - Core 2 Duo E8400, 4GB DDR2, Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT (Windows Vista)

Compaq Presario 5000 - Pentium 4 1.7Ghz, 1.7GB SDR, PowerColor Radeon 9600 Pro (Windows XP x86 Pro)
Compaq Presario 8772 - Pentium MMX 200Mhz, 48MB PC66, 6GB Quantum HDD, "8GB" HP SATA SSD adapted to IDE (Windows 98 SE)

Asus M32AD - Intel i3-4170, 8GB DDR3, 250GB Seagate 2.5" HDD (converting to SSD soon), EVGA GeForce GTS 250, OEM 350W PSU (Windows 10 Core)

*Haswell Tower* https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3vw6vW (Windows 10 Home)

*ITX Box* - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/r36s6R (Windows 10 Education)

Dell Dimension XPS B800 - Pentium 3 800Mhz, RDRAM

In progress projects:

*Skylake Tower* - Pentium G4400, Asus H110

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3 minutes ago, Eastman51 said:

 

 

As for Windows key: if you bought a PC from HP, Dell, etc then the Windows key is tied to the board because it is not a commercially available board (and they are usually proprietary boards anyways). The Windows key in custom built machines are in the installation itself. Windows doesn't usually copy the key automatically, but if you linked it to your MS account, that can help you get back up and running pretty fast. You can also check out this video for more info: 

 I assembled this system about 2,5 year ago myself. The key is bought and not from any manyfacture ;) so does this pose a problem?

 

reason for upgrading is to be more furture proof, the 6600K will bottleneck the RTX series, so I think it had it's best time 

Main PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | RAM:Corsair LPX 3200 mhz (16Gb) 

Mobo:ASUS Strix B550-F Wifi | GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z

Case: Sharkoon Nightshark RGB| Storage: 500 GB 970 EVO Plus 1 TB WD blue 500 GB Samsung HDD

Monitor: iiyama G-Master G2470HSU-B1 165Hz

Powersupply: Be Quiet straight Power 10 500 watt

 

 

Main Laptop

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | RAM: Team group 16 GB 2666 mhz

GPU: RTX 2060 (MXM swappable)

Monitor: 1080p 120Hz

Storage: 2x 1 TB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe (no raid)

 

 

Second Laptop (Work laptop)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3250U,  RAM: Samsung 8 GB 2400 mhz

GPU: Vega 3

Storage: 512 GB Sk Hynix BC511 NVMe

 

Phone:

Xiaomi MI 11

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Just now, Arjan W said:

 I assembled this system about 2,5 year ago myself. The key is bought and not from any manyfacture ;) so does this pose a problem?

 

Nope. You can try the MS account link method, or find your key and type it in manually. If nothing is working you can give Microsoft a call, they've helped me with activation a couple times.

Primary PC: - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8G3tXv (Windows 10 Home)

HTPC: - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KdBb4n (Windows 10 Home)
Server: Dell Precision T7500 - Dual Xeon X5660's, 44GB ECC DDR3, Dell Nvidia GTX 645 (Windows Server 2019 Standard)      

*SLI Rig* - i7-920, MSI-X58 Platinum SLI, 12GB DDR3, Dual EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 in SLI - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GHw6vW (Windows 7 Pro)

HP DC7900 - Core 2 Duo E8400, 4GB DDR2, Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT (Windows Vista)

Compaq Presario 5000 - Pentium 4 1.7Ghz, 1.7GB SDR, PowerColor Radeon 9600 Pro (Windows XP x86 Pro)
Compaq Presario 8772 - Pentium MMX 200Mhz, 48MB PC66, 6GB Quantum HDD, "8GB" HP SATA SSD adapted to IDE (Windows 98 SE)

Asus M32AD - Intel i3-4170, 8GB DDR3, 250GB Seagate 2.5" HDD (converting to SSD soon), EVGA GeForce GTS 250, OEM 350W PSU (Windows 10 Core)

*Haswell Tower* https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3vw6vW (Windows 10 Home)

*ITX Box* - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/r36s6R (Windows 10 Education)

Dell Dimension XPS B800 - Pentium 3 800Mhz, RDRAM

In progress projects:

*Skylake Tower* - Pentium G4400, Asus H110

*Trash Can* - AMD A4-6300

*GPU Test Bench*

*Pfsense router* - Pentium G3220, Asrock H97m Pro A4, 4GB DDR3

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Might wanna consider just keeping your install, I've done a lot of motherboard/CPU swaps recently and had no issues with Windows (Especially with 10). I don't even need to boot to  safe mode for driver swaps lately, everything just works. I've even upgraded several HDD/SSD systems to NVMe drives recently without reinstalling (Even going MBR to GPT). Just a thought!

PCPartPicker URL: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8GYLQD

System Specifications:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950x
Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 Unify
RAM: 32GB G.Skill Trident RGB PC4000 16-16-16-36
GPU: eVGA RTX 3090 K|ngp|n Hybrid W/ 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fans  (Undervolted, No OC Yet)
Case: Corsair 4000D W/ a 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fan in the Only Spot Without a Radiator
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2TB (Boot) + Samsung 970 Evo 1TB x 2 (RAID-0) + 8TB RAID-1 NAS Drive x 2 (RAID-1) + PERC H730 W/ Toshiba PX04SMB160 1.6TB Enterprise SSD x 2 (RAID-0)
PSU: EVGA - 1000 T2 Modular PSU
Display(s): Acer - Predator Z1 31.5" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor +TCL 55S405 55" 4K HDR Display (Gaming Mode) + Samsung 27" Display (1080p60 Trash lol)
Cooling: Liquid Freezer II 280mm W/ 140mm Noctua iPPC 3000 RPM PWM Industrial Fans
Keyboard: Corsair K68 RGB (Cherry MX Red)
Mouse: Cooler Master MM720
Sound: Logitech G Series G935

 

 

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7 minutes ago, DanielNS84 said:

Might wanna consider just keeping your install, I've done a lot of motherboard/CPU swaps recently and had no issues with Windows (Especially with 10). I don't even need to boot to  safe mode for driver swaps lately, everything just works. I've even upgraded several HDD/SSD systems to NVMe drives recently without reinstalling (Even going MBR to GPT). Just a thought!

I get your point, I don't just install new components and blindly jam an new install on it. I am first going to see if it boots. however, I swapped the mobo in the intel system lifetime once and I didn't reinstall the OS. There are still some small stability issues because of it but nothing major. 

Main PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | RAM:Corsair LPX 3200 mhz (16Gb) 

Mobo:ASUS Strix B550-F Wifi | GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z

Case: Sharkoon Nightshark RGB| Storage: 500 GB 970 EVO Plus 1 TB WD blue 500 GB Samsung HDD

Monitor: iiyama G-Master G2470HSU-B1 165Hz

Powersupply: Be Quiet straight Power 10 500 watt

 

 

Main Laptop

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | RAM: Team group 16 GB 2666 mhz

GPU: RTX 2060 (MXM swappable)

Monitor: 1080p 120Hz

Storage: 2x 1 TB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe (no raid)

 

 

Second Laptop (Work laptop)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3250U,  RAM: Samsung 8 GB 2400 mhz

GPU: Vega 3

Storage: 512 GB Sk Hynix BC511 NVMe

 

Phone:

Xiaomi MI 11

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Got it, but yeah I've seen good results especially if you've never manually installed anything but GPU drivers. Those are usually the same when swapping motherboards and the rest swap automatically. I'll test it out when I finish my daughter's build. She's got a Core 2 Duo system with a Nvidia 720 or something in it and I'm getting her a 2700x and my old RX-480 (She's 5 but is now addicted to playing her games at 4K, Little Nightmares is her favorite). If this swap works then I'll assume it works most times as it's the biggest swap I've done as far as differences. 

PCPartPicker URL: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8GYLQD

System Specifications:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950x
Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 Unify
RAM: 32GB G.Skill Trident RGB PC4000 16-16-16-36
GPU: eVGA RTX 3090 K|ngp|n Hybrid W/ 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fans  (Undervolted, No OC Yet)
Case: Corsair 4000D W/ a 120mm Noctua iPPC 2000 RPM Industrial Fan in the Only Spot Without a Radiator
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2TB (Boot) + Samsung 970 Evo 1TB x 2 (RAID-0) + 8TB RAID-1 NAS Drive x 2 (RAID-1) + PERC H730 W/ Toshiba PX04SMB160 1.6TB Enterprise SSD x 2 (RAID-0)
PSU: EVGA - 1000 T2 Modular PSU
Display(s): Acer - Predator Z1 31.5" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor +TCL 55S405 55" 4K HDR Display (Gaming Mode) + Samsung 27" Display (1080p60 Trash lol)
Cooling: Liquid Freezer II 280mm W/ 140mm Noctua iPPC 3000 RPM PWM Industrial Fans
Keyboard: Corsair K68 RGB (Cherry MX Red)
Mouse: Cooler Master MM720
Sound: Logitech G Series G935

 

 

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12 hours ago, DanielNS84 said:

Got it, but yeah I've seen good results especially if you've never manually installed anything but GPU drivers. Those are usually the same when swapping motherboards and the rest swap automatically. I'll test it out when I finish my daughter's build. She's got a Core 2 Duo system with a Nvidia 720 or something in it and I'm getting her a 2700x and my old RX-480 (She's 5 but is now addicted to playing her games at 4K, Little Nightmares is her favorite). If this swap works then I'll assume it works most times as it's the biggest swap I've done as far as differences. 

 

23 hours ago, Eastman51 said:

Nope. You can try the MS account link method, or find your key and type it in manually. If nothing is working you can give Microsoft a call, they've helped me with activation a couple times.

 

The swap went suprisingly well, It booted with no display driver however, but with a reinstall this was solved. Windows was still activated (or reactivated) no driver or other issue, it booted like nothing happend ?

Main PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | RAM:Corsair LPX 3200 mhz (16Gb) 

Mobo:ASUS Strix B550-F Wifi | GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z

Case: Sharkoon Nightshark RGB| Storage: 500 GB 970 EVO Plus 1 TB WD blue 500 GB Samsung HDD

Monitor: iiyama G-Master G2470HSU-B1 165Hz

Powersupply: Be Quiet straight Power 10 500 watt

 

 

Main Laptop

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | RAM: Team group 16 GB 2666 mhz

GPU: RTX 2060 (MXM swappable)

Monitor: 1080p 120Hz

Storage: 2x 1 TB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe (no raid)

 

 

Second Laptop (Work laptop)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3250U,  RAM: Samsung 8 GB 2400 mhz

GPU: Vega 3

Storage: 512 GB Sk Hynix BC511 NVMe

 

Phone:

Xiaomi MI 11

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