Procedure for upgrading CPU

Mike Loiterman mike at
Mon Nov 21 05:52:13 GMT 2005

I'm thinking of upgrading the CPU in my machine running 6.0-RELEASE with an
SMP kernel.

Is it a matter of powering down the machine, swapping chips and powering up?
Is there anything else I would need to do ahead of time or after the
upgrade?  Will I need to recompile world, kernel or ports?

I currently have a 2.8 GHz P4 Prescott (520) and I'm thinking of replacing
it with a 3.6 GHz P4 Prescott (560J).  Both are 32 bit LGA 775 chips.  The
motherboard is a SuperMicro P8SGA.

Mike Loiterman
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