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Q: e Tower upgrade question

I have an e-tower 333c Cyrix M2 processor 20 gig hard drive, 96 megs of Ram...(upgradeable to 256) with a TriGem Delhi3 board - Socket 7
I'm thinking of upgrading the CPU, but it looks to me like the best I can do without major surgery is 366..... e-machines went to socket 370 after that.
Can I get a socket 7 chip higher than 366 that will be compatible with my board? KENNY

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Hi, i'm about to buy  pc and i found a lenovo m83 with pentium hasswell witch i like, but i also have a question regarding sistem ram On the official lenovo product page, it says that this lenovo m83 comes with udimm ram modules, so my question is if i can put "normal" ddr3 dimm memory or it only works with udimm ones? If so, it's bad, because udimm ram is kind of expansive in my country (double/triple when compared with normal ddr3 ones). The internet didin't really answered my question, so i hope that some m83 owner faced the same question and found an answer to it.Some internet users said that CL9 DDR3 ram should work with the sistem (not with udimm ram, sadly ), but if someone has an answer based in previous experience with lenovo pc's or similar/the same product i'll be grateful This sistem fits my today needs ( my pc kind of broke, and i was overdue for an upgrade anyway), but in time i want to change my psu, add a graphic card and put more ram (it only comes with 4 gigs). Regarding the video card and psu lenovo forums provided me with solutions already (other users faced the same problems and those discussions had solution), and now i only have the ram uncertainty. Thank you for your time and i appreciate your answers. I'll upload some pictures of the particular model, so it will be easily recognized by you Also, this is the official lenovo link:http://www.lenovo.com/shop/emea/content/pdf/ThinkCentre/MSeries/2013/M83_DS_EN.pdf

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Hello:I can't afford a new computer right now and I wanna know how can I find out what the Best? parts I can get to upgrade my tower. It dosen't play games very well IE Steam games. Also where can I gtet these parts? Thank you Larry

A:I would like to know how to upgrade my tower please

@BigLarryMan?, welcome back to the forum. Here is the Product Specifications page for the computer.  You can upgrade the processor, memory, video card and power supply unit (PSU). The processor and memory upgrade information entries will give a list of compatible upgrades. Newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS.  The last video cards that didn't require UEFI are the GTX 660/670.  They are very powerful cards.  As for the PSU, I like Corsair products.  I recommend at least 500W.  A modular PSU is good for a small case because you only have to use the cables that are absolutely necessary. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved. 

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Hi, does anyone one have any ideas on how to upgrade the psu on my acer aspire X3812. I want to upgrade the graphics card but it wont run on 220w. Does anyone know of a new pc case that maybe i can upgrade to or even a new psu unit that is 300w or above. I have looked at new cases but they need details of the board etc and i dont know it. I have little knowledge about this, only what i have been reading in forums etc so if anyone can help i'd really appreciate it. Thanks Kellie x

A:How do i upgrade the PSU on my low profile tower

I searched a bit and think that Acer may be a "micro ATX" PC, but I am not positive. There are a few 300 plus watt micro ATX power supplies available at Newegg.com. Of those offered, the FSP brand would be my choice--they are about 60 dollars.

I'm reasonably sure that micro ATX motherboards will fit in any standard ATX case. If you had a standard ATX case you would not be limited to micro ATX power supplies.

With your existing case, you are likely limited to "low profile" graphics cards. An ATX case would remove that limitation.

I'd look at the documentation that came with the PC or do a Google search to try to confirm that the X3812 is in fact "micro ATX". If it is, then your choice is to decide whether to get a higher powered micro ATX power supply or to replace the case.

I'd also consider the costs of all that compared to a new PC that is ATX rather than micro ATX.

A program such as Speccy might reveal if you have a Micro ATX PC. Get Speccy here:

http://www.piriform.com/download

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Hi All, I want to upgrade the CPU on my M73 desktop (serial number 10B1A051FR).Currently I have an Intel celeron G1820 @2.7 GHz. Searching the Internet I found this list: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/desktops/thinkcentre/m-series-sff/m73-sff/#tab-tech_specs Intel® Core? i7-4770 (8MB Cache, up to 3.90GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4670 (6MB Cache, up to 3.80GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4570 (6MB Cache, up to 3.60GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4440 (6MB Cache, up to 3.30GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4430 (6MB Cache, up to 3.20GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4440 (6MB Cache, up to 3.30GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4570 (6MB Cache, up to 3.60GHz)Intel® Core? i5-4670 (6MB Cache, up to 3.80GHz)Intel® Pentium® G3220 (3MB Cache, 3.00GHz)Intel® Celeron® G1820 (2MB Cache, 2.7GHz) This list is fot the small form factor model, I have the desktop tower one. Do they they use the same motherboard?Any suggestion? From the base configuration I already upgraded the factory 4GB RAM to 16 GB RAM, replaced the HDD with a SSD model, added a better NVIDIA graphic adapter and updated the OS to Windows 10 64bit. Catalin

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Hi,
 
I'v had my M3910 i3 540 3.07GHz for a while now and am very happy with it as a day to day PC, but just lately I'm getting regular crashes and intend to reinstall Windows 7 from scratch. I'd like a little more speed so will install SSD and more RAM (3GB at the moment), but the specs on available RAM on the web are confusing. I had a compatible 8GB stick available but this froze the Acer startup screen. I'd like 16GB (claimed max) but will settle for 8GB.
 
Is the RAM limit per slot 2GB as claimed in the specifications, or can I get 4GB in each of the 4 slots? Crucial is stating that it takes 1600 RAM, but the specs say 1333? FYI my serial number starts: [edited for privacy]
 
Many thanks in advance.

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Hi,I am looking into upgrading the gpu of this 745 that I currently don't have yet. I have my eye on an Asus NVIDIA GT 710, but was wondering if it will fit in terms of height. I read online someone expressing concerns about it needing two slots space, but that was never clarified or refute in the discussion. Would this one fit?If not, what other options do I have in a similar price range? I would prefer to go for a 2GB card, but will settle for 1GB if I have to. Thanks for your time.Regards

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Hi,
 
I'v had my M3910 i3 540 3.07GHz for a while now and am very happy with it as a day to day PC, but just lately I'm getting regular crashes and intend to reinstall Windows 7 from scratch. I'd like a little more speed so will install SSD and more RAM (3GB at the moment), but the specs on available RAM on the web are confusing. I had a compatible 8GB stick available but this froze the Acer startup screen. I'd like 16GB (claimed max) but will settle for 8GB.
 
Is the RAM limit per slot 2GB as claimed in the specifications, or can I get 4GB in each of the 4 slots? Crucial is stating that it takes 1600 RAM, but the specs say 1333? FYI my serial number starts: [edited for privacy]
 
Many thanks in advance.











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A:M3910 i3 540 3.07GHz tower possible RAM upgrade? -...

Hello, Your desktop supports up to 16Gb - DDR3 - 1333MHz (4x4Gb under OS 64-bit).Original memory module:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KN.4GB0B.011DIMM.4GB.DT.DDR3.1333 (Samsung)KN.4GB0B.011DIMM.4GB.DT.DDR3.1333 (Samsung)Compatible memory modules:Crucial (they will work at 1333MHz without any problems)

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I'm struggling to find documentation that states limits on the max RAM upgrade for an Aspire M3910 tower. I'm still happily using this machine for various things, but extra RAM would really help. I have a windows upgrade, but will the board recognize it?Also, I've heard of a voltage difference and that it's possible standard DDR3 won't work - needs DDR3L or something. How do I find out if this is true?Thanks in advance!

A:Max Aspire M3910 tower RAM upgrade?

Hello, Your desktop supports up to 16Gb - DDR3 - 1333MHz (4x4Gb under OS 64-bit).Here are some original memory modules:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KN.2GB01.025DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.APACERKN.2GB03.022DIMM.2GB.DDRIII.1333.UNBKN.2GB07.002DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.KINGSTONKN.2GB0B.014DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.SAMKN.2GB0B.024DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.SAMSKN.2GB0B.029DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.SAMSKN.2GB0C.007DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.ADATAKN.2GB0F.004DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.TRANS.LFKN.2GB0H.009DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.UNIKN.4GB0B.011DIMM.4GB.DT.DDR3-1333.SAM.LFKN.2GB01.025DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.APACERKN.2GB03.022DIMM.2GB.DDRIII.1333.UNBKN.2GB07.002DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.KINGSTONKN.2GB0B.014DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.SAMKN.2GB0B.024DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.SAMSKN.2GB0B.029DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.SAMSKN.2GB0C.007DIMM.2GB.DDR3-1333.ADATAKN.2GB0F.004DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.TRANS.LFKN.2GB0H.009DIMM.2GB.DT.DDR3-1333.UNIKN.4GB0B.011DIMM.4GB.DT.DDR3-1333.SAM.LF

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I am purchasing a new Intel Core 2 Quad Processor system. I wish to keep and use my old Dell Dimension 8200 tower with extra hard drives, optical drives and 1.44 floppy drive for storage and whatever. My new machine has Windows Vista Home Premium. The old machine has Windows XP SE2. My home network has three computers wireless and wired.

Where can I learn how to set up and utilize this older tower on my home network? Do I need to leave a full operating system on it? What else do I need to know to make this work efficiently?

'I am guessing the old tower would be a "server." I'm a neophyte when it comes to these matters. All help including the very basics would be much appreciated.
 

A:Old tower use question

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When I bought my new cmputer, I didn't transfer my photoshop 7 stuff, now can I hook up my old tower to my new computer, download the PS 7 stuff on to a CD, then upload info onto the hard drive of my new computer? I'm new at this, so if this is a real stupid question, just say so.
 

A:question re tower

You can move any files PS created, but to use the program, it will have to be installed on the new pc.

wrs
 

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We purchased two M800 Full size tower machines.  We need to add additional drives, but the PSU only allows for one additional SATA Connector.  The PSU is using a 10+4 pin connectors and I cannot find a PSU or adapter to adapt a 24 pin PSU.  What options do I have?  Is there such an adapter?
 
 
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A:M700/900 Tower: upgrade power supply with after-ma...

Drives, especially SSDs, require every little power.   Why not use SATA power splitters, rather than replacing the power supplies. 

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After a few weeks with our new M900 Tower 10FDCTO1WW with I7-6700 bios lenovo FWKT54A, 16gb Ram, 1Tb hard drive  running windows 10 for home and nvidia 720 graphics card, our  teen would like to upgrade the card to an nvidia 1060.  Looking at specs to the card, we probably have to upgrade power supply as well.  Couldnt find info on mother board.   Is it locked? Bios issues?    Will it work?  Appreciate your input and advice! THANK YOU EVERYONE!

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I was given a Gateway tower that has a bad hard drive in it, on the back it has the vista sticker with product key but it also has a windows 7 home premium oem software sticker with a product key.

She said she couldn't remember if it was an upgrade or total reinstall of new win 7 but she hated vista so a local shop installed win 7 for her, but she said she swore she never got a disc of vista or the win 7.

She bought a new pc and the subject of computers came up, she knows I tinker with computers and said she wanted it gone, I of course said sure I can always use it for parts, first thing I did was tested hard drive thinking I could at least give her some of her data back pics and such, but it's dead click grind heated right up, toast, but figure if i stick a new drive in hey maybe I can use this for my kids or something.

I just don't know if it was a gateway vista pc that was upgraded with win 7 or if the win 7 was installed after totally removing vista as a new fresh install.

I know MS has a place to download iso images of the os to use with my own product key here correct? If I do this can I just reinstall and use that product key legally?

The product sticker says nothing about it being an upgrade or anything just says windows 7 home premium oem software, and nothing within this pc would be changed motherboard or anything, just a new hard drive to replace the dead one.

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A:Tower with Vista and Win 7 Sticker, not sure if w7 is full or upgrade?

Well; as long as it has a windows 7 sticker with product key on it you should be good. If I were you i would ask her if she can somehow get the disc from the place that installed windows 7 for her. That way if you need to you can reinstall it as a complete install if you need to. Its always good to have the disc for the operating system if you need to use it again to reinstall etc.

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Will this PSU will work fine ? and will be easily installed in the chassey ??

A:UPGRADE PSU FOR INSPIRON 620s SLIM TOWER

nihalls9


http://www.newegg.com/global/in/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
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Will this PSU will work fine ? and will be easily installed in the chassey ??
nihalls9
No, it will not work, as the ATX PSU shown cannot fit into the compact case/chassis.
You need a TFX Power Supply, similar to the following:
http://pointtek.ecrater.com/p/8316384/400w-tfx-power-supply-tfx400w
Bev.

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I Have Dell optiplex 745 With 3.4 Ghz Pentium D Processor with 4MB cache Memory .... Recently I wanted To Upgrade my p.c to dual core 2.6Ghz  E5300.. when i put Dual core processor into my board and truned on p.c the all lights was green and fan was running too fast and mY lcd Does Not dsplay anything .... And also My bios version is 2.6.3 .. what is the main fault in it.... kindly anyone tell me.... what should i do ???

A:Dell Optiplex 745 Mini Tower Upgrade

Hi Asfand_Munib,
Before installing a new processor, please update the BIOS to latest version from Here.
Note : Please save and close all running programs and documents and disconnect all external peripherals (printer, flash drives, external hard drives, etc) and connect the computer to a surge protector before updating the bios.
If all the lights are green and you are not receiving any beep codes from the system then it means that the processor has been installed correctly. Please check if the keyboard lights (Capslock, Numlock, etc) respond when you press the corresponding keys. Please verify the connections on rear of the system and check if they are connected firmly. Also, check if you are able to hear any windows jingle sounds after some time when you power on the system. Please share the exact model of Optiplex 745 you are using as it comes in 4 form factors viz Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF), Desktop (DT), Small Form Factor (SFF), and Mini-Tower (MT). A picture is attached below.

Please reply with the information. Will take it further from there.

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I'm looking to upgrade my HP z230's power supply from the base 400w to something around 600w, doing research however I learned that HP's motherboard is not compatible with normal 24 pin inputs but with a 18 pin input as such I have not been able to find a power supply that fits my system, does anybody have a solution to my problem?

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I have been buying Dell XPS computers for the past 15 years (I have 6) and I don't understand the new XPS tower.

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Did Dell really remove the front 5.25 bays from the tower? Why would they do this on the XPS tower?  I need the front bays to install two 5.25 optical drives.

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Hello, my Optiplex 7040 just arrived this week.  I bought a Kingston 120mb SATA ssd in a 2280 stick, so I'm trying to see if I can use this for my main boot drive (Windows 10) and then move the 500gb 3.5 Sata drive over to a storage drive.When I install the 120gb 2280 stick into the M.2 slot, and load the bios...   *It shows up under General / System Information / PCI information / Slot5_M.2 & also under Device Information / SATA-4   *When I look under System Configuration / Drives, it also shows up under SATA-4 here as well.  However, it's showing up as a 0gb Drive under 'type'!
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SATA operation is set to AHCI, and I am booting into legacy with the USB.Any thoughts?  I'm wondering if maybe I have a dead memory stick.  There's no real way I can test it on another computer to see what happens.

A:Optiplex 7040 Mini Tower M.2 slot upgrade....

For Windows 10 you should have a UEFI Boot with SecureBoot Enabled. The USB should be made using the GPT partition scheme for UEFI BIOS. I hope you mean 120 GB and not 120 MB....
See here for details:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/ 

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We purchased two M800 Full size tower machines.  We need to add additional drives, but the PSU only allows for one additional SATA Connector.  The PSU is using a 10+4 pin connectors and I cannot find a PSU or adapter to adapt a 24 pin PSU.  What options do I have?  Is there such an adapter?
 
 
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A:M700/900 Tower: upgrade power supply (with a stand...

Drives, especially SSDs, require every little power.   Why not use SATA power splitters, rather than replacing the power supplies. 

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How much ram can be installed in a m70e? i've seen sites that offer 8GB sticks.
 
Also is the power supply universal?
 
 
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A:M70e Tower-memory, graphics & power supply upgrade

If you don't wish to buy memory from Lenovo, both Kingston and Crucial have 'System Specific' memory for your system that are guarranteed to work. Memory timings must be match what the BIOS expects for the system to recognize it, and generic memory often doesn't work.   
 
Use your Hardware Maintenance Manual for instructions on how to upgrade the memory. After making any memory change, run 2 passes of MemTest86 to ensure all is well.    A few older system types (eg. some models of M58), required a BIOS update to support 4 GB modules.   I'm not familiar with the M70, but it's probably similar to the other models.   If you take the cover off and measure the existing supply, then you'll know if it is a ATX or TFX standard. )
 
The Mini-Tower uses a standar ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX pwer supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for M92 and forward. For the SFF, the maximum aftermarket TFX is 400w, with 350w being more common -- not a huge increase over stock. For the Mini-tower, I have had an 650w aftermarket Corsair in mine (I recommend one that is semi-modular and shorter, as space is limited inside the case.
 

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My 3620's current PSU is 290W. I have a hard time finding any other power supply to upgrade. Can somebody provide a list of PSUs compatible with 3620?

A:Dell Precision Workstation 3620 Medium Tower PSU upgrade

There is a 365W power supply for this model - note though that these are not standard power supplies, so aftermarket units won't work.
www.ebay.com/.../291815628059

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I have a Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower, and it currently has the Intel Pentium E6500 processor. I would like to upgrade to something better, because my current processor does not meet the minimum requirements of some games I would like to play. I was wondering which processors I could upgrade to? I know that the new processor has to fit the socket on the motherboard, but I don't know how to find out what socket my current motherboard has, or even what motherboard it is.
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I am running Windows & SP3, DirectX 11, with 4GB RAM, and i also have an ATI Radeon 5670 HD Graphics Card, and a 300W power supply. 
Would I need to get a new power supply if I upgraded the motherboard or processor? 

A:Upgrade processor or motherboard on Dell Vostro 230 Mini Tower

Hi,
I have mentioned list of processors which are also compatible with Vostro 230 mini tower.




Number


Code Name


Cache


Clock Speed


Front Side Bus




Q9650


Yorkfield


12 MB


3.00 GHz


1333 MHz




Q9550


Yorkfield


12 MB


2.83 GHz


1333 MHz




Q8400


Yorkfield


4 MB


2.66 GHz


1333 MHz




Q8300


Yorkfield


4 MB


2.50 GHz


1333 MHz




E8600


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.33 GHz


1333 MHz




E8500


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.16 GHz


1333 MHz




E8400


Wolfdale


6 MB


3.00 GHz


1333 MHz




E7600


Wolfdale


3 MB


3.06 GHz


1066 MHz




E7500


Wolfdale


3 MB


2.93 GHz


1066 MHz




E6300


Wolfdale


2 MB


2.80 GHz


1066 MHz




E5400


Wolfdale


2 MB


2.70 GHz


800 MHz




E5300


Wolfdale


2 MB


2.60 GHz


800 MHz




450


Celeron


512 KB


2.20 GHz


800 MHz




Vostro 230/230s has been tested with Intel G41 chipset (Motherboard) with ICH07 only. Motherboard and processor are two different components. I would suggest you to upgrade the processor. Please reply for further assistance. Thanks & Regards Manshu S #iworkfordell

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I was wondering if both fans are supposed to come on when computer starts. I know the small one does, the the one on top is the one I am asking about. Someone tell me. Thanks in advance.
 

A:IMPORTANT! Question about fans inside tower...

kj_slid said:

I was wondering if both fans are supposed to come on when computer starts. I know the small one does, the the one on top is the one I am asking about. Someone tell me. Thanks in advance.Click to expand...

all fans should run when you turn on pc
 

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hi, I am going to upgrade my graphic card to ATI 5770 so I need a new power supply which has power about 550--600 watt. But the most frustrating problem is that I failed to find a proper power supply with the correct dimension.
I have an HP pavilion e9300 which uses a very wired power supply tower-150mm(W) 86(H) 140(D). But so far all the PSUs I found is the standard size --150mm(W) 86(H) 150(D) which cannot fit in my setup.

So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.
 

A:Power supply bigger than the tower - frustrated by HP PSU tower

If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?
 

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Windows XP Home don't no if it is SP1 or SP2

A lady called me and asked if I new what might be wrong with her computer so I am just asking this question to see if someone might have any suggestions what might be wrong. I have not done anything yet, just wanted some suggestions.

She says when she is on a web page or any page all of a sudden the mouse cusor will freeze up and then just a small amount of time later the tower will turn itself off. She says there is no error message.

Has anyone got any ideas??
 

A:Solved: Windows XP home-not sure SP1 or SP2-Cursor Froze & Tower turns off-Question

Again, guess it does not matter if you give donations, got this one solved elsewhere, Thanks
 

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I need to retrieve some old info from my old tower. Is it possible to hook the old tower to the new one and use it as a big memory bank? And if so, how do I do it?
 

A:Hooking old tower to new tower to retrieve old programs

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.
 

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Forgot to ask this in my last thread. Is there any difference between a mid-tower ATX case and a full-tower other than height? Thanks.
 

A:Mid-Tower and Full-Tower Cases

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FF 3 has been out for a few weeks now. Has anyone had any problems other than add-ons for older versions not being updated yet?

Seems to me I heard in a few places that the beta version had caused some problems, so I am curious as to how the full release has worked for people?

Are there any real security or functionality disadvantages to staying with the previous vesion (2.0.0.16)?

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I am using firefox 3 now. its a bit disappointing to know that it does not work with the real player plug-ins for downloading movie clips and music videos especially from the youtube site.

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Hey all,

I am thinking about finally upgrading my HDD to a SSD I have my eye on this

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

I have a few concerns/questions however since this my first time upgrading the HDD

1. The SSD come with cloning software, Does this clone the OS or would I need to re buy Windows

2. Does cloning windows to a new drive break any windows license policies

3. If these answers are no it wont clone windows and yes it does break rules, can I keep the HDD for the OS but run all of my games (and only my games) from the SSD to get better performance?

Thanks for any help

Phill3990

A:Question about HDD>SSD Upgrade

Hi there Phill3990!

Don't worry, there's nothing too complicated when using a SSD.

1. The cloning software basically copies your first storage device onto a second one, all with OS, settings, programs etc. The only condition here would be the capacity range, meaning that if your hard drive is larger than the SSD in capacity, you should delete as much as to the capacities should fit. You don't need a new OS.
2. Cloning softwares are legal, official and some of them even paid (this applies to proven softwares, of course). They shouldn't be breaking any windows license policies. Besides, if you are buying the SSD and it comes with the software, it then certainly shouldn't be a problem.
3. SSDs are faster than HDDs, but not that big in capacity most of the times. Usually for best overall performance, users using both, would load OS and all programs/games/software from the SSD (for speed) and use the HDD for storage purposes only (capacity).

Hope this helps!

CK_WD

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I have Windows 8 Pro w/ Windows Media Center. Can I upgrade for free to Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center? I'll stay with Windows 8 Pro if it will cost me money.

A:Upgrade Question

Hello MJ, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you update through the Windows Store like in the tutorial below, then yes it will be a free upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html

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Hi there,

I had/have the Microsoft Windows 8 Debug/Checked Build 64-bit (English

that I got from Microsoft's ELMS program (student software). My question is...if i try reinstalling will that automatically update me to the offcial release of Windows 8 64-bit? As i remember when it was still the preview there was no way under the sun..that i could revert back to Windows 7.

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Obviously, will you upgrade? Hit Yes, No, or Maybe. If maybe, what's your reasoning?

A:Will you upgrade? That is the question...

I like it. Its seems snappier then Windows 7 and I love the fast boot. I also find the Start Screen easy to organize and use.

Jim

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hi,

i have a compaq presario SR1220NX and was wondering if i could upgrade a intel celeron d 340 processor with a intel celeron d 365 processor?
 

A:Upgrade question

Save your money for a new system
 

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 AMD E 300 with Radeon HD 6310 Graphics.
I would like to be able to play a few of the newer PC games but when I try they seem to stutter and do not run smoothly.
Do I need to install a better graphics card? If so can someone recommend what kind I could buy and install without a high cost?
Thank you for any advice.

A:Upgrade question

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

First of all I will like to talk about your current GPU (HD 6310). It is not meant for modern games and will sure stutter.

Now, if you can update your system specs. This way we will be able to understand what kind of CPU, motherboard, cabinet and PSU you are using. What is the budget you are planning to spend on the hardware. As just upgrading your GPU might not help you achieve what you are looking for.

Keep us posted.

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I have XP Home, but want to upgrade to XP Pro. However, I have a few issues.
Upon upgrading, I find a few problems. For one, during the installation process, I am informed that there is an rundll error loading setup.EAKDLL.dll, and that the specified module could not be found. This has to do with Easy Access Buttons on my Compaq Presario laptop. It is present however, since while using Home, it works fine.
Second, I have Microsoft Works, which came installed with XP Home. It works fine. Until I upgrade to XP Pro. Why would I have problems with Works working correctly under Pro. I am told stuff like tasks may not work since works couldn't be loaded or something. But, this was already working fine. I thought upgrading retains settings and apps still work.
Any ideas? I really would like to go to Pro, but, don't want to lose any functionality.

Thanks.
 

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I am considering upgrading from my present vista home premium 32 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate,"being purchased from Microsoft". My question is when i boot off cd and clik custom install and reformat and wait for it do do its thing, and then reboot to i run cd again and clik upgrade? any links or comments greatly appreciated.

A:Upgrade question

"and then reboot "do" i run cd again and clik upgrade? any links or comments greatly appreciated.

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Looking to upgrade my motherboard to
CPU: Intel Pentium D 940 (3.20Ghz)(2x2Cache)
Cooling Fan: Intel H/D B/B Cooling Fan w/ Heat Sink
Motherboard: ECS (945P-A)(Intel 945P) 1066Mhz FSB (3-PCI/ 2-PCI-Ex16/ 1-PCI-Ex1/ 4-DDR2 667Mhz)
Audio: 8 Channel Audio (O.M.B.)
Memory: PC-4200 512MB DDR2 533
Video: None
Lan: 10-100-1000 Mbps (O.M.B.)
My question is will my 300w power supply be ok or should I go with a bigger one at the same time
 

A:Upgrade Question

You should go with a bigger and a quality power supply.
 

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I want to upgrade to the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, and I was wondering if all of my other components are sufficient enough to support it. I apologize if this question is in the wrong part of the forums.

Current build is as follows:

Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5
ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
XFX 750W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

Also, I apologize for copying and pasting most of this, but I wasn't sure how much information would be required.

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i have HP 15-AC138NIA CORE I5 6200U and i want to upgrade my ram from 4 gb which ddr3 to 8db dd4 and i want to know that wheather my laptop supports ddr4 ram.my laptop had the 6th gen intel i5 processor according to intel 6th gen processor supports the dd4 and ddr3 both rams 

A:Ram Upgrade Question

No the slot is keyed to DDR3 which means DDR4 modules will not fit. 

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Hello, I've been using windows XP/Windows 7 Beta Dual booting for a while now, and i realize, whether I decide to buy it as soon as it comes out or later, i will need to buy windows 7 to continue using it after May 2010 or whatever.

Doing my research ahead of time, im given with alot of choices :/ and i dont really understand what to get lol. I figure someone can help explain this to me lol.

First, I can upgrade or do the more expensive option. lol Im not sure what the difference is, i assume upgrade means i need windows already installed, but im not sure if my windows XP OEM from ASUS counts though. As well, i switched over to SSD not to long ago and i would prefer to get the "benefits" windows 7 apparently offers with SSDs (ive been vaguely told upgrading would reconize the SSD on windows 7 appairently).

Second, I realize i have home edition, thus, using this webpage as reference, Home Premium seems to be my best bet (I assume there is no regular Home edition, just fancy-named 'home premium,' but i wasnt sure what the difference was between the three versions . Looking at the site, Ultimate doesnt seem like it offers too much more than Pro, but Professional and Ultimate appairely have "XP Mode," which would be usefull if i knew what it was lol. I do currently run lot of programs that run slow on windows 7 or need Windows XP combatability mode, thus if its what i think it is, i would prefer it, but im not sure if i should spend 80 more dollars on Pr... Read more

A:Upgrade Question?

Your questions bring up even more questions. If your processor doesn't support VT, XP Mode won't be an option for you. However, VirtualPC and VirtualBox both would work fine, and let you run XP in a VM. If you want to know what XP Mode is, just spend 5 mins reading about it.

Second, only you can decide if it is worth the cost for a different version. However, your XP edition will need to be installed and activated, in order to run the W7 Upgrade. It does qualify to be upgraded, though. None of this is set in stone, however, as Vista's upgrades could be used to do a clean install. No one will really know for sure, until we get real close to the released date. What you could do for now, is download the W7 Enterprise RTm 90 day trial.

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I'm preparing to upgrade to 7 Pro. My current system has drive C: with XP...and Drive D: with Win 2000. I want to wipe D: and copy/clone my existing XP Pro on C: to D:...and then install fresh 7 Pro upgrade on C:

Question is what's the best way to clone/copy my good XP installation on drive C: to D: and maintain a bootable XP Pro on the newly transferred to drive D: ?

For the time being I want to set up a dual boot between my new 7 installation on C: and my XP Pro bootable installation migrated/copied/cloned to drive D:

Reason of course is my current C: drive is a much larger/faster drive than my current D: so I'd rather have Windows 7 Pro on the current C: drive with XP Pro running now

What's the best way to copy/clone XP on C: to a bootable XP on drive D: ?

Thanks, Tim

A:Pre 7 upgrade XP question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz


I'm preparing to upgrade to 7 Pro. My current system has drive C: with XP...and Drive D: with Win 2000. I want to wipe D: and copy/clone my existing XP Pro on C: to D:...and then install fresh 7 Pro upgrade on C:

Question is what's the best way to clone/copy my good XP installation on drive C: to D: and maintain a bootable XP Pro on the newly transferred to drive D: ?

For the time being I want to set up a dual boot between my new 7 installation on C: and my XP Pro bootable installation migrated/copied/cloned to drive D:

Reason of course is my current C: drive is a much larger/faster drive than my current D: so I'd rather have Windows 7 Pro on the current C: drive with XP Pro running now

What's the best way to copy/clone XP on C: to a bootable XP on drive D: ?

Thanks, Tim



Hi tim and welcome

I would use Acronis for the clone. then when you install win 7 it will create the dual boot. If for some reason it doesnt you can ude bcdedit to do that

Good luck and let us know if you need help
Ken J+

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If I was to purchase an anytime upgrade to ultimate. I currently have professional installed. I found a good deal on amazon for a ""Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade (Home Premium to Ultimate) for 94.00$" can I up grade from Professional to Ultimate with this Key, or do I have to have Home Premium installed? Or do you just need to have any windows 7 below ultimate installed? May be a stupid question, I just don't want to waste the money

A:Question about an upgrade

You'll need to buy the Professional to Ultimate Anytime Upgrade: Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

In fact I would decide only based on features since performance is identical: Compare Windows - Microsoft Windows

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Alright. In my computer right now, i've got:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 550, "Prescott", 3400 MHz
Motherboard: Intel Battle Lake D915PB1
RAM: 2 x 2gb Corsair XMS2
Video Card: Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT

My question is, would it be worth the money to upgrade to a new Core 2 Duo processor? I use the computer really only for gaming. Would I see any real difference in performance if I were to upgrade to something like this?

I know that games are mostly dependent on the GPU, but I've had this processor for a number of years now, and I figure that it's about time to upgrade. Along with that it runs REALLY hot. Like, 63 degrees idle hot.

Anyways, what do you think? Is it worth the bucks to upgrade?

Another, somewhat unrelated question to that first one is more general, and just something I would like to know out of curiosity. What difference does your motherboard make? I mean, ok, some come with more or less RAM slots, or slots for two videocards or whatever, but in general, what difference does it make? I'm sort of a noob if you can't already tell, so this is just something I got to thinking about as I was writing this post.

Anyways, if anyone would like to enlighten me with regards to that point as well, that would be great.
 

A:Upgrade Question

I'm not an extreme expert, but Core 2 Duos are AMAZING gaming processors...the optimizations Intel put in them make them excellent for any sort of usage you might think of, so yes, I would recommend that upgrade, especially since you have a Geforce 9 (Your current processor is most likely bottlenecking it). About motherboards...each one has different implementations on the components on it. Long story short: Some boards are, at their base level, faster and more stable compared to others. One example, I believe, is that when you pair a NVidia graphics card with an nForce motherboard, you get even more graphics performance as compared to that same graphics card in a different motherboard...Another example is that, for the most part, VIA motherboards are incredibly slow, especially in regards to memory and drive performance...Just a thought, and if any information in this is incorrect, please let me know and correct it...Hope this helps...
 

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Hey everyone, I've been wanting to upgrade my RAM for my laptop from 2GB to 4GB because I edit HD movies and need that extra performance boost.

Since I'm upgrading to 4GB, would it be okay for me to just buy a 2GB stick and use it with my current stick (or sticks, I've never looked to see what I have) of RAM? Or should I buy a pack of 2x2GB and replace the stick(s) altogether?

A:RAM upgrade question

A lot of folks recommend using matched sticks to avoid compatibility issues. I've successfully used mixed sticks before but only after verifying all of the specs on the original stick. You can do that by using a free memory advisor tool from Crucial (or pretty much any of the well known memory companies like Kingston, G.Skill, etc.)

RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com

Or you could get a free tool like Speccy that will give you the same RAM info as well as a lot more system info.

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

Once you have your installed RAM specs you can shop around for the best prices. But make sure the specs match before spending your money.

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Hey guys here are my specs.
AMD 64 X2 4600+
WINDSOR AM2 socket
nforce 720a chipset.
xfx nvidia 9500gt
bios american megatrends inc.
my question is what cpu can I upgrade to that will give me a good boost on this computer?
im going to also be buying a new card in a few months as well.
how hard if this board will allow me is it to upgrade it to handle am3 cpu.
 

A:AM2+ to AM3 upgrade question

Who is the manufacture of your motherboard? You can not upgrade the CPU to AM3. If the board was designed for AM 2. You would have to replace the motherboard.
 

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I have WIndows 7 64 bit and I just wondering on something. If I ""upgrade" from Widnows 7 to Windows 8 Release preview, can I upgrade from the release preview to the full version of Windows 8 when it's released? Im getting my Windows 8 from windowsupgradeoffer.com. So can I upgrade from release preview to the complete Windows 8 when it ahs been released in the end of October?

A:An upgrade question

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will upgrade install keep all my programs games data etc

Y/N?

A:upgrade question

yes it should do.

it's always a good idea to back up important data though

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Hey i am thinking about upgrading my cpu + memory .
currently i am running :
AMD 2400+ default @ 2.0
samsung 2x256DDR @ 266
It works just fine but i think i want some more power for the heavy applications + the games i am playing . my question is would this give me a performance jump --
• AMD 3000+
• Speed:i 2167
• L2 Cache: 512KB
• FSB: 333MHz.
2 of these -->Canyon DDR 512MB PC3200 400MHz CL2.5
Memory Device DDR SDRAM, 512MB, 400MHz j(PC3200).

how much more performance would i really have for the price .
total is$350.00
thanks for the input
cheers
 

A:Upgrade CPU question

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i did a fresh install of win 7 64 bit i had 32 bit vista before. it made a file called windows old where im assuming everything on the computer was before the upgrade. im going to remove that from my computer to save space. i then looked at the new files and saw 2 program files, files. one was just program files and one was program files (x86). so my question is what the the diference between the two.

also in the plain program files folder i saw programs that i think came from the computer before the new install is this correct. example was windows defender file. i havent downloaded that yet so is it from the old vista os the dates on the folders were from several years ago. so can i just delete everything in there that looks old.

i guess i just want to delete everything i can to free up space on my hard drive.

A:after upgrade question

Program Files (x86) is the default location for 32-bit applications.

Program Files is the default location for 64-bit applications.

Windows.old contains stuff from your old installation so if there's nothing in there that you want, just delete the folder.

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HI folks.
I recently purchased an oem system that came with Vista 64 and a promise of a free upgrade to 7. My question is, with the upgrade, will I be able to do a clean install or just upgrade?
Thanks in advance and Im sure Ill be seeing you around these forums soon

A:Upgrade question

Originally Posted by tideripper


HI folks.
I recently purchased an oem system that came with Vista 64 and a promise of a free upgrade to 7. My question is, with the upgrade, will I be able to do a clean install or just upgrade?
Thanks in advance and Im sure Ill be seeing you around these forums soon



Either. Clean is definetely preferred.

Good Luck and stop by sevenforums.com if you need help

Ken

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Upgrade went smooth...if something bad happens and I have to format what steps can I take to go strait to 10?
 

A:Upgrade question

You might to read this:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-10/1153193-how-find-your-windows-10-a.html
 

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Hello,Since I have a free license of Windows 8 ( Product Key: N8CCV-364RB-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX ). I want know when I upgrade, do I keep all my files?I hope someone can help me.

A:Upgrade question

If you are coming from Windows 7, you keep programs, settings, and files. Coming from Vista you keep settings and files. Come from XP and you only get to keep your files.

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Tis' the story of two laptops: a MacBook Pro "CoreDuo" 17" and a HP DV9650US. The MacBook has since died (bad logic board). However, in late 2009, I had upgraded its RAM with RAM made for Apple. The HP has never been upgraded since it was purchased about two years ago. It is slow so I was going to upgrade its RAM (currently about 2Gb) and upgrade its OS to x64.

Both laptops use ddr2 so I'm sure that the Apple RAM modules will fit in the slots on the HP. Will the HP recognize the RAM from the dead MacBook? Or should I just buy new RAM? I am on a budget here, so money is tight.

A:RAM upgrade question

Scan your system here ( RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com ). Then you know exactly what RAM Dimms you need. Then check your leftover Dimms whether they have those specifications. You can alwys put the "leftovers" in temporarily and scan them too to get the specs.

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Im not all that PC savvy, so Id appreciate some advice. Im considering either a PC upgrade, or, maybe just memory if that would be wiser.
Im currently running a Dell Dimension 3000 / Intel Pent4 2.8 GHz 512MB RAM *which I realize is low these days for memory*

I saw an ad (Id include the link to make it easier but I cant) for a PowerSpec V201
Intel Dual Core E-2200 2.2 Ghz w/ 2x1MB level 2 cache
800 MHz frontside bus
1024MB PC-5300 DDR2 RAM
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Video Chipset
8x DVD+R DL; 8x DVD-R DL; 18x8x16 DVD+RW; 18x6x16 DVD-RW; 12x12 DVD-RAM; 48x32x48 CD-RW
160GB 7,200RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive
Price $269 after rebate
So with that info, would this PC be worth it? I realize today's PC is out-of-date by tomorrow. Would it be worth waiting a little while for a higher-tech PC to come down in price? Im in no immediate hurry, other than my PC is running a bit slow.
Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:PC Upgrade Question

make the post with link now, u can now.
 

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I am currently using MS Office Basic Edition 2003. I need to start an extensive inventory and would like to have Access. Is it possible to upgrade 2003 Office Basic with 2007 Office Pro or would I have to buy the Full Version of Pro.Thanks for you help.(Moderator edit: added Topic Description and moved post to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

A:Upgrade Question

Better yet, try Open office. It's open source and it's free
Mark

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Hello, I'm considering SSD upgrade on T510, but I wanted to something bit different - my wish is to keep the "mechanical" drive on his original place, and to place the SSD in CD tray with hard drive caddy (and then make it bootable from the caddy). I want to do this in order to preserve my Lenovo Airbag Protection on the mechanical drive. I'm completely aware if I cannot do this, I will loose my "airbag protection" if I move the mechanical one into the caddy. So, is it possible to make the SSD to boot from the caddy? Thanks in advance.I'm looking forward to your responses.



ThinkPad-ed [T510]

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Hi there,

Does anybody know if windows xp upgrade version will install and work on a blank hard drive (i.e not actually upgrading).

My friend bought an upgrade version, installed it over 98, which went fine, but some weeks later he had to format his hard drive and he says he re-installed XP on the blank drive and it installed and activated fine.

Anyone know anything or had any edxperience of this.

Opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Graham Utton

A:xp upgrade vs new question

You will need to fdisk and format with a Windows 98 startup disk.

Then boot up and select start computer with CD-Rom support.

Put the CD in the drive and select the drive by typing E: enter or whatever the drive turns out to be.

This is due to the fact that when booting with CD-Rom support it will move your CD-Rom up one letter because it creates a ramdrive during the install...............:D

You will also need a previous version of windows to show that you qualify for the upgrade during the install.

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Hey everybody! I just had a quick question...I checked Microsoft's FAQ on the subject and the language was a little vague.

So here it is: I qualify for the $30 Win 7 Home Premium Upgrade student discount. I've never really used an "upgrade" version of windows before so im not exactly sure how they work. So I was wondering if I could install it over my current os, the win7 ultimate rc? that I doubt...but what I'm really wondering is: it possible to install win 7 home over windows vista ultimate? That's the version of vista I was using.

Thanks in advance for your help!!!
 

A:Win 7 Upgrade question!

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I have currently installed ONLY XP Pro. I used to have Vista Premium installed on a separate partition, But I uninstalled that. I purchased Windows 7 Upgrade disk.

Here's the question, Do I need to reinstall Vista to upgrade to 7 using the Vista key?

A:Another upgrade question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Steven72555


I have currently installed ONLY XP Pro. I used to have Vista Premium installed on a separate partition, But I uninstalled that. I purchased Windows 7 Upgrade disk.

Here's the question, Do I need to reinstall Vista to upgrade to 7 using the Vista key?


steven

here is a link to the offical upgrade paths. http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/files...rade-chart.png

hope this helps

ken

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Hello, all...I have an issue and hope someone can offer some advice...I am currently running an (old) Dell Dimension 2400 desktop and was wondering if it would really be worth it to keep it on life support, well, actaully this is my primary idea as opposed to purchasing a new one, that I just really can't swing right now...anyway - the internal drive is 40 GB and just about full, I'm not able to keep deleting enough data every now and then and keep my fingers crossed. I do however have an external drive with about 62 GB of free space. So here's my question:
After creating a back up on my external drive, would I be able to replace the existing internal HD (40) with a much larger, say 500 GB to be compatible with my existing pentium IV chip mother board? I know that I can upgrade the RAM to 2GB from my current capacity of 512 MB. Then I would more than likely swithch to Windows 7 as my OS.

If this all works, I feel it would be a worthwhile temporary situation to keep my computer up and running...but if anyone can definitely say that this won't work (or has a better idea!) please let me know what you think...

much appreciated
saturned

A:upgrade question

It's actually the BIOS that can limit drive size. That said, backing up critical stuff to your external drive and then installing a larger capacity drive should not be a problem. Since it appears that the Dimension 2400 was introduced in 2006, the BIOS should support larger hard drives. Maxing out the RAM will definitely help too.

I would advise against installing Win7 on that system. Stick with WinXP, but make sure it's up-to-date. You'd be better off waiting until you have a 64-bit system.

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Hello- being new to the site I am hoping that someone might be able to give me some information. I just purchased a used HP Pavilion ZE5270 with 2.4GHz P4 socket 478, and I've read that some folks experienced an overheating problem because HP used a desktop P4 in this model. I have looked this up and that model runs at about 59W, whereas the P4 Mobile 478 socket runs about 35W.
My question is whether or not switching to the mobile processor would be possible- I think this would give the laptop a longer run on a battery charge, and alleviate or reduce the heating problem. The mobile processors are available for very little money on eBay, and I thought this might give the older machine a little longer lifespan.
If the FSB speed and cache specs are the same, shouldn't the processor be compatible?
Thanks for any help!
 

A:P4 Upgrade question...

i need an upgrade like that too

I am having the same problem persay

my cpu is the only thing i haven't upgraded yet
right now i got the p4 478 2.4ghz probably like u (mine is not an HP thou)
and i wouldn't mind getting the 3.0ghz

my mobo specs are
PCChips M925G (V9.1b)


CPU : Socket 478 for Intel Pentium 4, Prescott Celeron processor
FSB : 533/400 MHz
Chipset: P4M266A/8235

at newegg the 3.0s avaliable have a 800mhz FSB
so my question: is:


are the 3.0ghz 800mhz CPUs BACK-COMPATIBLE with a 533mhz Mobo?
does my chipset limit the processor vertion ergo limiting my upgrade?

478's at newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010340343+1051707443

PS i do suffer from heat issues too, i got the stock intel cooler + Zalman grease so my temps are 41 Idle, 52 normal load, and 60 full load
(according to my research on a stock cooler those temps are fine)
 

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i was thinking about upgrading my bother ram along with a new viedo card, the viedo card will be a ati 9600 pro and the ram will be pc2100 his specs can be found at www.powerspec.com the computer is a powerspec 6238 and i just want to make shore i know the correct ram to ger.









thanks
 

A:Ram upgrade question

PC2100 is DDR266, which is what that system uses.
 

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Hi, I've got an HP a1034n desktop and want to upgrade the ram to 2 sticks of 2G PC2-6400. My understanding is that my chipset has an 800 MHz FSB, but when i go to the HP site, the specs say that the speed supported is a PC 3200.

I've copied the specs below. Thanks

Base processor
Pentium4 530 (P) HT 3.0 GHz:
800 MHz Front side bus
Socket LGA775
Chipset
Intel 915GV
Motherboard
Manufacturer: Asus
Motherboard Name: PTGD-LA
HP motherboard name: Goldfish3-GL8E
Memory
Component Attributes
Memory Installed 1 GB (2 x 512)
Maximum allowed 4 GB* (4 x 1GB) requires the replacement of the installed 512 MB DIMMs

*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec
Type 240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM
DIMM slots Four
Open DIMM slots Two
 

A:Ram Upgrade Question

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I have a PC with JUST Win8 RP on it. That's it. No
Win7 or any other previous version of Windows anywhere on the hard drive. Now,
my question is: how do I upgrade to Win8? I know the $40 upgrade applies to
previewers like myself, however I read that in order for that to work you have
to have an underlying Win7 or older license (which obviously I don't). Now, I
would have no problem with buying the full version of Win8 for the full price
and just doing a clean install, but now it's being said that MS will not sell a
full version of Win8 so I can do that. I've heard that they'll be selling a
"system builder" version but I have no idea what that even is.

Someone
help me out.

A:Upgrade question

The "system builder" is a full retail version for people building a PC for themselves and not for selling the system. From what I have read you can move it from PC to PC as long as its only on one PC. Not sure how the upgrade process actually checks the RP version to see if you qualify for the upgrade. I guess we will have to wait until Oct 26 to see how it works out.

Jim

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I just bought a computer from a guy. He has the windows 7 eval. copy 7100. He has just been put in jail, and does not look like he will be getting out any time soon. What do I need to do to upgrade this copy? I keep seeing that it will expire soon? Could somebody give me some basic info on what to do before I load all of my stuff into this computer. It will not let me even connect to my printer??

Thanks

A:Upgrade question

Welcome!

Sorry to hear that. You will need to buy Windows 7 now. Head to here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/default.aspx

I believe you can get the Upgrade version for about $100.

The you will need to do a clean install with it: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
~JK

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Hi, I have a 10 gig hard drive and Windows XP. Since I previously has Me and then upgraded I have ran out of space especially since I have Office XP Professional on there too.
I don't know the best way to go about it because since I've got the upgrade edition I can't just remove my old disk and put a new one in and install XP fresh on that because it would have to have a previous version on it and I only have a serial number for Me on the side of my machine to prove I have that, no CD as it was preinstalled with my pc.
Whats the best way to go about getting a nice new disk with plenty of space without sacrificing my current set up. Please advise, thank you for any replies!
 

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i have a xfx HD7850 1GB, i was reading reviews, and i was wondering if upgrading to a GTX 670 will be a reall upgrade ... i saw it was powerful than mi HD7850, but, will i see any improvement ?? like 10 ~ 15 fps ??

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I have a Windows XP PRO key. I don't have XP loaded on my system, and it's impossible to load (due to the key being OEM, and it being tied to an older computer that got fried). Would I be able to buy the Win7 upgrade disks, and use the XP code to validate the upgrade?
EDIT!
Called MS Multiple times, and came to an answer. Windows 7 can upgrade from XP, but I can't activate my copy because it's OEM. I will call MS back tommorow when I finish re-installing XP, and when I attempt to activate. Hopefully they will understand that the manufacturer that I bought from (the old PC) has most likely gone out of business. Headaches. Many headaches.

If there is another way I can take advantage of the upgrade disk, like the re-arm thing or doing the double install process, and the process WORKS, then please inform me ASAP.

A:Upgrade question

I believe you can pop the XP disc into the drive when 7 installer asks - it will accept that.

Otherwise, do the famous double install dance - here's how:

Clean Install From Upgrade Vista - Vista Forums

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I have a vista cd i used on an old computer i have. Is it possible that I could use this cd on my new pc, upgrade to windows seven immediately and have 2 working/geniune OSs?

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You want to keep Vista on the old computer, but also use it to qualify for Upgrade version on the new one?

Under the EULA the XP or Vista qualifying for using Win7 Upgrade version cannot be used during the period it is qualifier. So you couldn't use it to qualify if you intent to use it on the old machine, too.

If you want to delete Vista off the old machine and it is full retail version, you can use it to qualify for Win7 Upgrade on the new machine. It isn't even necessary to install the qualifiying XP/Vista to use Win7 Upgrade version- you just need to have it on hand and not use it while qualifier.

Hope this answers your question.

You can directly install Win7 using one of the workarounds given in this tutorial to activate Upgrade version on a clean or wiped HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Hey there,

I have a valid product key for windows 7 home premium and I activated and all.. then I found out that my school had a promotion so I got a legitimate professional product key.. question is can I upgrade my current version with the new product key?

Thanks a lot

A:Upgrade question

I'm sorry. Its solved.

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Right now, I have a PC with Win 7 Ultimate. So when I buy an upgrade of Win 8, it will work.

But what will happen down the road when I need to resintall that machine ? Do I need to install Win 7 first, and then perform an upgrade to Win 8 again?
 

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I recently replaced the mother board on my E-Machine PC (T2642) with an Asus P4V8X-MX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131573

Im now looking to upgrage the old 256 RAM with a 1GB RAM card. Im thinking about using this one as the upgrade:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820141429


My questions are would there be any campatablity issues or other issue with this?

Can I still use the old 256 Card in the second slot on the MB? (Im using the origianl RAM that came with the Emachines MB)
 

A:Looking to upgrade RAM, Question(s)

That will work fine with most setups.
Value Ram is not as fast as you might need for gaming or photo editing, but then the eMachines board is not very fast either.
The Kingston Value Ram is solid memory. We use it frequently in budget home based machines which are used for Microsoft Office, Internet, etc. and have never one had problems with perhaps hundreds of modules of DDR 333 PC2700.
It is not a good choice for gaming, but then neither is the T2642.
You are limited to two 1 gb modules.
 

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Please is it possible to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) to Windows 7 Professional?
Thanks
JamesEB
 

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I have Vista Ultamate on my son's computer. I am not interested in doing a clean install on his system. If I buy 7 Home can I install it on his system? With Vista I was not able to put anything lower than Ultamate if that was installed on the computer.

Thanks for the help.

A:Upgrade question

You can't upgrade Vista Ultimate to 7 Home Premium. The upgrade disc will require a clean installation and afterwards you will be running Windows 7 Home Premium

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i just got my hands on a Cyrix MII PR366. i didn't buy it. i wouldn't spend the money before knowing if my motherboard could handle it. it came out of an emachine here at work during an upgrade, and since no one likes Cyrix processors we were going to trash it. anyway, that's the scoop.

i have a Shuttle HOT 557 ver 1.3 motherboard. at their web site it says that this motherboard will only support up to a 200 mhz pentium chip. i noticed last night on the motherboard that one of the jumper settings can be set at 75 and another can be set at 3x. i can't remember what they were labeled.

anyway, shouldn't i just be able to move the jumpers to the max and get it to run that 366. i know that it won't run at full speed but it should run faster than the 100 mhz cpu that was in it, right?
 

A:CPU upgrade question....

I had a similar situation, AMD 100 system, and Motherboard could accept up to 200. I had a 233 chip from a friend's old computer and it ran sweet for a couple of days, and then death occurred. A friend determined that I had blown the Motherboard, and it could have been caused by the higher powered processor.

I'm not saying that it will happen to yours, but letting you know what happened when I tried it.
 

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I'm looking into getting Windows Vista when it comes out. I know there are two types of installations for people with XP, Upgrade and Clean Install. I have two hard drives, C: has the old XP OS and will be where I want to put Vista. The other HD is used mainly for storage of music, videos, and pictures. If I opt for a clean install, will the media on the other HD be safe from deletion? I expect C: to be wiped clean with a clean install, but I want to make sure my media is safe on the other hard drive.

A:Upgrade Question

Yes, the installation will only affect the drive that Vista is installed on and the boot drive (if it's different from the installation drive). I've done this several times without any problem.

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My laptop can support a maximum of 2gb and has a 2 memory slots. Will a 2gb stick in 1 slot work, or must I get 2 1gb sticks?
 

A:RAM Upgrade Question

darkspym7 said:


My laptop can support a maximum of 2gb and has a 2 memory slots. Will a 2gb stick in 1 slot work, or must I get 2 1gb sticks?Click to expand...

got to crucial.com and do a system scan, it should tell you exactly what you can put in what slots and what the max is. What is your laptop
 

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Ok, wondering if I could get a few opinions here.
I am technically proficient, and I am pretty sure
of what route im gonna go here.

I have a Celeron 1GHZ plugged into an ASUS something
motherboard, 256MB of 133 ram, 120GB 7200RPM HD and
a GEforce 5600FX w/256MB DDR (AGP 8x). (The motherboard only
supports AGP 2x). Im running a fresh install of XP.

I assumed that just like back in the old days, a video
card upgrade would be enough to get my PC back up to
speed. Not quite. Some games run like blazes at 1600x1200
but then others (rainbow six 3 for example) run like
crap even in 640x480 in some levels. The performance is
really inconsistant, I've already patched the game so
thats not the problem, but my real question is:

Is my bottleneck with my systemboard/CPU and lack of
ram, or can I get away with just throwing in another 512MB
for now?

I've been shopping around and at the risk of wasting my money
on more 133 ram and then eventually upgrading anyways, I have
almost decided on getting a pentium4 - 2.4GHZ and a new ASUS
motherboard that supports AGP 8x and throwing in 1GB of 400DDR
ram.

Obviously, getting a new PC is nice, but it costs money, and if
my old PC is still enough to get me by, then I wonder if I could
by just buying a bit more ram.

Also, when buying a P4 system, whats the minimum wattage of power supply I should look for?

Anyone?

Thanks!
Frank
 

A:PC Upgrade question

I think the bottleneck is happening as a combination of the cpu speed as well as ram. Another 256 or 512 will help that system breath a little easier especially on xp.
 

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Ok guys,

I Just finished DLing SoLoRs 7260iso (thanks man)

I want to try the upgrade option cause i cbf installing all my apps again.

So i was wondering, Whats the best way to upgrade?

A:Upgrade Question

Upgrade works, but it takes a looong time. Sort of like installing the Service packs for Vista (shrugs). And it kind of makes a mess on the hard drive too. I prefer to clean install and then reinstall my apps.

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Can I use this CPU on a T61 14.1 inchhttp://www.amazon.com/Intel-E8400-3-0GHz-Processor-EU80570PJ0806M/dp/B0019NKGR4/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=U...

A:T61 CPU Upgrade Question

No you can't.
 
What CPU do you currently have in there?

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Hi.... I have noticed a change in my computer,and do not know why this change has come about.After doing a ram upgrade,from 2 sticks of 256 Mb,to 1 stick of 1Gb ( which went well).

I have noticed that when scrolling a text page on the internet,the text gets very choppy,and distorted as the screen scrolls up or down.
naturally it is quite clear as soon as the scrolling stops.So I quess this isn't something that would cause me to go into too much effort to correct...
The point is it wasn't like this till the ram change / upgrade... I would almost think that something isn't being read as rapidly as before hence the jittery appearance of the text,as it scrolls.......
Has anyone ever noticed this change from a ram upgrade...???
I have a older system (not that I can see this point should be of mention).
I'm running Win XP Home ..... 1400 Athlon,1 Gb Ultra DDR 2100 mem,SB Audigy,ATI 9550 256 Mb,21" CRT .... @ 800x600 res.... Note:My monitor is the famed Toshiba TIMM... I love it.Albeit the highest res is 800x600 ..... I'm not having any problems with anything that causes a great deal of concern...It's just this change in the smoothness of the visual experience (scrolling only) sence I did the ram upgrade...
I have seen it written that 2 sticks @ 512,are preffered to 1 stick @ 1Gb.....
Of course I read this after I did the upgrade.
I do not know the brand of my original mem.I do know it had chips on both sides of the stick,16 in total per stick = 2... Read more

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Can I upgrade (install) windows XP on my computer that I am using now and then install (from the same disc) windows xp on a new computer?

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No you have to have a differant cd key for each computer

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Hey.
I'm just wondering if I can get an informed reply to this question before I go ahead and purchase a new motherboard, CPU & memory.

I'm currently using a X-Power GTX 480w PSU. It's about a year old just over. Very quiet and has never let me down.
Link here:
http://www.compucase-hec.co.uk/psu_xpower_light-480-580-680.htm

My current setup is as follows:

AMD Phenom X3 8750 @ 2.4Ghz [stock heatsink & fan]
1 x 2GB VData memory @ 667Mhz [stock]
XFX 9800GT Green Edition 512MB [No external power needed from PSU and not OC'd]
Biostar MCP6P-M2+ Motherboard
2 x 120mm LED Fans
1TB Samsung SpinPoint HD
LG LightScribe DVD drive

I'm in the process of putting my new rig together and was going to get it this coming weekend. But I'm concerned about my PSU and whether or not it will be enough to power what I want.

This is what I was intending on getting:

AMD Phenom X4 955 Black Edition @ 3.2Ghz [stock speeds and won't be overclocking]
MSI 870-C45 AMD 770 Socket AM3 GB LAN 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz HyperX Blu Memory Kit CL9 1.5V Non-ECC Unbuffered

I see no reason to upgrade my 9800GT just yet so that will remain. As will the 1TB SpinPoint and DVD drive.

I'm just wondering if my X-Power GTX 480w PSU will be enough to handle that setup.

If anyone can shed some light on this for me I'd be greatly appreciative.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Will my PSU be enough? Pre-upgrade question

It meets the min requirements however when you make something work at or near its max rating, it will not last long. Just think about it for a minute or two; how long would the engine in your car last if you ran it at or near full throttle all of the time???

Bottom line, I would be looking at a quality unit in the 600W range. Something like this corsair unit
 

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I just upgraded my wife's Toshiba Satellite laptop from 256mb of RAM to 1 gb. The computer always runs a bit warm but it is very warm now and has shut down a couple times. Does the increased RAM have anything to do with that? I went through the memory guide with crucial memory and it said 1gb was fine. I don't think RAM has anything to do with heat right?
 

A:RAM Upgrade Question

Jeeze, it's hard to see what the connection might be there. I, too, would not expect RAM to affect the temp very much.

How are you measuring the temp? You aren't using it in bed while plugging the air holes with fluffy blanket, are you (This actually happened to a friend. We were on the phone working on the computer and all of a sudden the laptop started running all right. He had gotten out of bed.)?
 

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I setup a PC for a friend a couple months ago and installed Windows 7 RC for the time being. He luckily pre-order Win7 during the half-off special Microsoft ran and he just got his disc in the mail.

Question...the disc he got is an upgrade and it says it's a Vista upgrade to Windows 7. Since his machine right now does not have Vista but Win7 RC, will this cause any problems?

I saw the posts regarding using an upgrade disc to do a clean install which is definitely what I would prefer to do, but for the sake of not having to backup all his docs and all that I might tell him to just do the upgrade himself...just wanted to make sure that there won't be any issues using an upgrade meant for Vista on a PC running Win7 RC.

Thanks.

A:Upgrade Question

Your friend can do a custom (clean) install using the upgrade version, if the RC is installed. I've done it.

The upgrade doesn't normally permit an upgrade-in-place of the RC. I have read that it can be hacked so that the upgrade-in-place would be possible, but I've not tried it.

I would recommend the clean install, even if your friend still had Vista installed.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Hi guys. I can get a good deal on the Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade through my university. I can get it for 65 bucks, which is a steal in my book.

I have an MSI Wind netbook which I want to upgrade. It came shipped with XP and I have been running the Windows 7 RC since it's been out. I want to put a new big hard drive in it, and put Windows 7 on there.

Problem is, the installer now won't see a previous version. Does the upgrade-clean install over itself trick still work in this upgrade version? Or do I have to install XP again, format again and install 7 over that one? Some people have told me an upgrade version can do a clean install regardless if there's any previous Windows version on your computer.

A:Question about the upgrade

I'm personally not sure if an Upgrade disc does Clean installs as well, still waiting on the verdict, but i dont advise doing a upgrade, backup your important files, and do a clean install, will make it alot easier in the end.

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I got the Windows 7 upgrade for christams (I knew they would get it wrong). All I have installed right now is windows 7 RC. Will I be able to install XP with no key, then upgrade to win7 from there?

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You can go straight from RC to Win 7 . . choose the "Custom" upgrade

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Good day all,

Is it possible to upgrade from Windows 7 Home to Windows 7 Ultimate?

Please Help

Karrar

A:Upgrade Question ?

Yes, that is a valid upgrade path...

Upgrade Install with Windows 7

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I have a laptop that came with 1Gb of DDR (Yes DDR 1 it's old) 333mhz memory. Recently I realized that both sticks were very corrupt, so I had to replace then with 256 MB of the same speed of memory scavenged from my broken Compaq, but my question is can I upgrade my ram to a higher speed? I know I can't upgrade to DDR 2 but will I be able to use 400 Mhz Ram? my computer is a Vaio FS 680W. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:RAM Upgrade Question

Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700 with a maximum of 512MB per slot, or a total of 1 GB. You can try DDR PC3200, or ddr PC4000, but it likely will not work. If Sony has posted an approved upgrade, I have not seen it.
The Sony VAIO motherboards are very persnickety.
There isn't much noticable speed difference in actual use between the PC2700 and the PC4000 anyway due to the Front Side Bus, and other hardware limitations.
 

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