Yeah i'm already on the latest bios.
So aside from this it's literally just "plus and play"? its not like a GPU upgrade were I have to uninstall drivers then DDU then finally install new drivers and set things up?
Windows will automatically detect the new cpu and the extra cores and threads?
Yes, yes and yes. Don't worry so much. You'll be fine.
Haha. I was totally not "fine" XD
I had some trouble to deal with. So before removing the 8700K from my PC I went ahead and just set the bios to factory default this way when I put the new 9900K in the mobo see's it as a brand new chip an loads the proper default settings.
So when I go to install it everything is working normally the bios reads the CPU perfectly and knows that it's a new CPU and I have to press F1 to go into "setup" (great). Once in there I make sure everything is set to factory defaults and once I check that everything is set to factory default I fire up windows.
Right off the bat I noticed that my video drivers were not loading up properly cuz my resolution was set to like 600p. So I restarted the PC thinking (oh maybe its getting "used" to the new cpu) when I restarted I decided to go into my bios and set my XMP profile for my TridentZ 3200 CL14 RAM and that's were my first problems started.
The PC would not boot into windows no matter what I did. It kept non stop blue screening (lol). After trying to get into windows with non stop BSOD I decided to check the bios to see what was going on. I then noticed that the voltage was locked to 1.005 and that low voltage was what was causing the PC to blue screen every single time.
I then set the core voltage to manual and 1.300v. This solved the issue. I was able to boot into windows with my XMP and stock settings for my 9900K.
Next, I had to uninstall the Nvidia drivers and reinstall them cuz the PC could not read them (no idea why). Once I reinstalled the Nvidia drivers everything seemed like it was back to normal. However when I fired up some games they were performing well but with glitches. For example Shadow of the tomb raider was very glitchy Lara's hair for one was glitchy and she looked bald? I tried all sorts of fixes but nothing would fix it.
Anyway's to not make this any longer I decided to just simply reinstall windows and format all of my drives and start fresh.
Now my PC is back with a 9900K at 4.8ghz 1.320v and my XMP profile turned on. Everything is working perfectly now. Some games even show better benchmark scores too now that I have a 9900K. None of my games have weird glitches anymore.
Incase anyone is wondering what i'm using to cool the 9900K i'm using a Noctua NH-U12A with the new NF-A12x25 fans. Seems to be doing a great job.