• Windows 11 and replacing the cpu

    From Utopian Galt@VERT/IUTOPIA to All on Sat Mar 26 16:01:25 2022
    I am thinking about buying a 2nd generation ryzen processor since it would be supported by Windows 11, is buying a used cpu a risky choice?

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Utopian Galt on Sun Mar 27 07:36:49 2022
    Re: Windows 11 and replacing the cpu
    By: Utopian Galt to All on Sat Mar 26 2022 04:01 pm

    I am thinking about buying a 2nd generation ryzen processor since it would be supported by Windows 11, is buying a used cpu a risky choice?

    i would only buy it from a friend. you dont know how it was handled or treated. some jerkwad could have tried to overclock it and maybe ran it without a heatsink. or he touched it and got his oil on it.
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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Utopian Galt on Wed Mar 30 23:47:31 2022
    On 3/26/22 16:01, Utopian Galt wrote:
    I am thinking about buying a 2nd generation ryzen processor since it
    would be supported by Windows 11, is buying a used cpu a risky choice?

    Not really risky, the R5-3600 is a decent performer and noticeably
    faster depending on what you're coming from... I had used an R6-3600 as
    a placeholder for a system while waiting for a 3950X and it was
    significantly faster than my older I7-4790K at that point.

    If you're thinking of something higher, an R5-5600 is roughly equal to
    an R7-3700x in performance, so depending on price, you may be better
    with current gen. I would suggest getting an X570 series motherboard regardless, as the chipset and compatibility has improved a lot.
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  • From Utopian Galt@VERT/IUTOPIA to Tracker1 on Thu Mar 31 17:36:35 2022
    Will that force me to buy a new windows licence?

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Utopian Galt on Fri Apr 1 20:56:42 2022
    On 3/31/22 17:36, Utopian Galt wrote:
    Will that force me to buy a new windows licence?
    Depends. Generally replacing a motherboard may cause a recent
    registration to fail. I haven't had much issue though... You can create Windows 10 or 11 USB installer from Microsoft, install fresh and use a
    CD Key from Windows 7 or newer. If you aren't using Pro, and have a
    desire to use virtualization, You may want to look at the under $20 keys
    from a gray market reseller... I've used a couple, and didn't have issues.

    I would try your old key first though...

    For ecample: (url wrapped, not an endorsement) https://cjs-cdkeys.com/products/Windows-10-Professional-CD-Key-%28Digital-Download%29.html


    Windows 11 Media creation: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Utopian Galt on Fri Apr 1 06:50:00 2022
    Utopian Galt wrote to Tracker1 <=-

    Will that force me to buy a new windows licence?

    There used to be a telephone activation option you could use when you failed the validation and needed to activate after the upgrade threshold had been passed.


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