I have a system based on Linux Mint working very well, I am really happy of it but I am a newbie with Linux, only 2 years I use it and I cannot solve every problem simply like I was able with my old Windows OS (95/98/NT/2K/XP/Vista).
My working system is based on the motherboard Asus P8H67-M with a CPU Pentium G620 (2 cores, 2 thread, NO Hyper-Threading) installed on it.
The Pentium G620 has a basic low end integrated GPU (HD, Sandy Bridge)
I bought an Intel i7-3770 (4 core, 8 threads by Hyper-Threading) and it has an Intel HD 4000 integrated GPU (iGPU) that is better (not really great I think but ok for me) but it is a very different integrated iGPU.
Here you can see the different specifications of the iGPU:
Now my question is... what happen when I will replace the old Pentium G620 with the new Intel i7-3770 ?!
I will have also to flash a new BIOS to support the i7 CPU and it has 4 cores with Hyper-Threading and a different integrated GPU... Have I to re-install a new Linux Mint OS?!
If a big problem appears I am not able to use the command line to solve it... I will do a data backup before to replace the CPU but if the PC will not start I will have no access to internet and so I have to be ready to take on the problem!
I hope you can help me and suggest what to do before the CPU/iGPU switch!
Thank you everyone, have a nice weekend! :)