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Upgrade question with only a $600 budget

Q: Upgrade question with only a $600 budget

Hello I am looking to upgrade my current pc will post specs below and am wondering what will give me the most bang for my buck as my budget is limited a $600 with budget only Upgrade question and I may not have the funds to upgrade again for a while Current PC specs Intel Core i LYNNFIELD GHz GB ram and a Geforce EVGA GTX ti GB I was set to order a new MB ram cpu and another GTX ti to run sli My new pc would have been this was all within my budget Intel Core i - K Processor GHz GB ram ASUS Z PRO LGA Motherboard Geforce GTX ti GB x Ive had some people recently tell me the most bang for the buck would be just spending almost all of it on a video card as thats where the bottleneck for most games is I can see that being true but my cpu ram and mb are about years old I still think Upgrade question with only a $600 budget id get more performance for the overall package but im far from an expert and could use any advice and or suggestions Also im a but Upgrade question with only a $600 budget hung up on going from a I to a I but the newer cores have to make up for whatever difference there may be right Thanks and sorry if I put this in the wrong spot nbsp

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A: Upgrade question with only a $600 budget

Does your current system not support SLI?

And does you PSU provide enough power for the two 660Ti?

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So is it too late to upgrade to 939? With the money saved without getting new memory for conroe boards or AM2, and the relativly inexpensive price for a 939 board, I can get a Athlon 64 X2 3800 for 939 which is much, much faster than my current cpu, and get PCIX16 video card support, all the things that I exactly want!
 

A:Budget upgrade: Upgrade to Core 2 motherboard, AM2 or 939?

Works For Me

Sounds like you have thought things out. If you want to save your DDR I (thats what it is called now) a socket 939 motherboard is the way to go. Still avaiable for the present, and socket 939 dual core processors are coming down in price. Just make sure your memory is compatiable with the new motherboard. You should be good for a while, although the future belongs to DDR II.
 

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Alrightly I m looking to do a massive reconstuct to Upgrade to Budget. Looking a on my computer While trying not to spend too much on building an entire new system Namely I plan I reusing my Looking to Upgrade on a Budget. old Case unless I can find cheaper good one that I like Newegg has some cheap ones but their cases are either very cheap but Crappy you get what you pay for or just out of my price range Eitherway This may sound like a silly question but how can you tell if your Case can fit ATX or Micro ATX or maybe both Also can anyone suggest a very cheap Motherboard that can support HighEnd Gaming and a Radeon card Added to that I need a Very Cheaper Processor but is at least higher then G and can fit the previous Looking to Upgrade on a Budget. stated MotherBoard Anyway if you haven t guessed I don t really know what I m talking about I m just Looking to Upgrade on a Budget. tring to find the Cheapest Motherbaord Processor that I could put into my current case but can also easily support my games this computer can t nbsp

A:Looking to Upgrade on a Budget.

Cheap doesn't equal high end gaming. I honestly don't know your definitions of both.

In tech forums, most would tend think $600 graphics card for high end gaming. Such as nForce 6800 GT.

I can't recommend any mobo or CPU that are cheapest and for high end gaming.
 

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A:GTX 280 upgrade? Gaming on a budget...

Ps i have a Tagan PSU which is 530 W or "max output current of 20A 20A over 33A" ? If that makes any sense at all!
 

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Scores at Windows Experience Index:

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RAM. 7,2
Graphics: 6,8
Game graphics: 6,8
HDD: 5,9

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Current setup:

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A:Low Budget Mobo UpGrade

Where in the world are you?

Its no good us giving you links unless we know what currency you wish to use!
 

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A:Looking to upgrade parts $800 budget

What is you normal screen resolution?
 

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A:Budget Graphics Card upgrade?

What do you need the card for? Just regular computing, or games? If it is games, what games are you trying to run?

If you are into the newer games, I'd look at nothing less than these cards:

1. nvidia 6600GT
2. ATI 9800pro
3. nvidia 6600

in that order.

Good luck!
 

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Here are my specs etc:

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Windows XP Home Edition (SP3)
3gb RAM
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Hope I haven't missed anything, and thanks
 

A:Video card upgrade -- budget/gaming

Here's a card within your budget: XFX HD 6770 AMD Radeon Graphics Card - 1GB


If you want better performance for your budget you can try picking up a used Radeon 6850 or GTX 460 1GB (non-SE) on eBay.
 

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A:HDD Upgrade Question

I would think that it is backward compatable with the ATA-5. The only difference in the ATA standard is the data access speeds. ATA-5 is 66MBps and ATA-6 is 100MBps. As far as the RPM speed goes it will work but probably at the slower speed of 4200 like HP stated.
 

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Thanks in advance

A:CPU upgrade question

i think that would work for you, visit the asus site and have a look at your mobo,s cpu compatibility , there will be an improvement in performance

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/70862-cpu-upgrade-question.html
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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.)

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Welcome to EightForums.



No install files needed.
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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
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ram-upgrade-question.692819/
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A:CPU/RAM upgrade question

You are right. It is a Bay Trail Pentium N processor which is soldered to the motherboard and a single memory slot with a maximum of 8 gigs of RAM. Manual link appears to be down right now. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/CPU-RAM-upgrade-question/td-p/5702810
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A:Upgrade question

Save your money for a new system
 

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A:Ram upgrade question

PC2100 is DDR266, which is what that system uses.
 

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A:psu upgrade question

Make sure you buy a good power supply unit to avoid fluctuating current flow and system crashes. You will need this adapter to make it fir to the Dell PSU connectors http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/std/sku=dellconverter , but any good ATX power supply will fit.
 

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A:Upgrade Question

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Edit: Take a look here

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A:Upgrade Question?

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http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/10645-upgrade-question.html
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AMD 3000+
Speed:i 2167
L2 Cache: 512KB
FSB: 333MHz.
2 of these -->Canyon DDR 512MB PC3200 400MHz CL2.5
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thanks for the input
cheers
 

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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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cpu-upgrade-question.33193/
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A:cpu upgrade question

If the number is correct it is a micro-star mobo, check here, here
The server was having problems just now, hopefully up soon

Manual here http://www.msi.com.tw/support/manual/main.htm
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cpu-upgrade-question.34870/
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A:Upgrade Question

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Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/33158-upgrade-question.html
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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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If you have updated from XP or a different Vista then you have the full version...
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/upgrade-question-151942.html
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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:

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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+

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/51055-pre-7-upgrade-xp-question.html
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EDIT!
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A:Upgrade question

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

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Clean Install From Upgrade Vista - Vista Forums

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/15422-upgrade-question.html
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A:PC Upgrade Question

make the post with link now, u can now.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pc-upgrade-question.105630/
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Thanks
Leo
 

A:Ram upgrade question.....

According to Asus you can have up to 8gb of memory. They recommend all memory modules should equal each other in size and cas latency.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ram-upgrade-question.775428/
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A:Upgrade Question

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

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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
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Memory
Component Attributes
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Maximum allowed 4 GB* (4 x 1GB) requires the replacement of the installed 512 MB DIMMs

*Actual available memory may be less
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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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A:upgrade question??

Grey area, If you are thinking of buying an upgrade disk then possibly not, because the upgrade disk is meant to be tied to the original license, as it checks against the old disk as to whether the upgrade is an official one, saying that XP home is no longer on that machine. Real legal eagle required on that one

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anitec.ca/product/7806/ocz_2gb_pc_3200_performance_ddr_dual_channel_kit/

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A:Ram Upgrade Question

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

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Ram-Upgrade-Question/td-p/5661846
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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.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/am2-to-am3-upgrade-question.186471/
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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
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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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/14480-upgrade-question.html
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You will need to fdisk and format with a Windows 98 startup disk.

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A:an upgrade question please help

Hi, It is a no, no, and no; you can't. Uprading video card on a normal laptop is from hard to impossible. And in many cases cost more $$$ than buying a new machine. Regards.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/an-upgrade-question-please-help/td-p/5597374
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A:upgrade question

yes it should do.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/17962-upgrade-question.html
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A:Looking to upgrade RAM, Question(s)

That will work fine with most setups.
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You are limited to two 1 gb modules.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/looking-to-upgrade-ram-question-s.97915/
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A:Upgrade Question

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-question.500433/
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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???

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/will-my-psu-be-enough-pre-upgrade-question.975183/
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Video Card: ATI 4850

-----------------------------

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A:Upgrade Question

Playing Battlefield 3 ATM.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-question.1031655/
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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.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/473327/upgrade-question/
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and not a second card for now? i know i need a new board thats for sure.
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please let me know,
thanks
matrix4
 

A:upgrade question

Depends on what you play. Some games rely more on CPU power, some on GPU power, some are pretty balanced. Neither of what you have is not significantly inferior.
In any case, you won't want a second 4890. When you next upgrade your graphics card, sell the 4890 and get a Radeon HD 5xxx series card, probably 5870... 5970 if you want to splash money around. Or if you now upgrade your CPU to i7 920 or i5 750, then you could see whether ATi comes with newer, better price/performance cards, or what nVidia's GT*300 series holds...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-question.880547/
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A:Upgrade question

Upgrade will allow you to install Vista on any computer that has XP installed. Whereas the full version will let you install Vista on any type of computer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-question.539463/
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A:another cpu upgrade question

Hi,

There is simply only one answer for this question. Save you money and apply it on a newer unit.

The concerns I have are as follows:

The Gateway platform has so many proprietary items that they are tough to upgrade.

As a rule, their power supplies are working right at the edge a good bit of the time, so as you add things, there is not enough power to run the items you are looking at.

The Evergreen chip while it will do the job will not suffice for the gains you are looking for.

Many times the cases (don't know about yours) for Gateway, again are proprietay, so not everything new fits in them.

Sdram will work but can not compete with DDR when it comes to speed.

A suggestion:

Why not take that 200 bucks and buy a nice case with a good power supply.

Take the money left from that (100 plus bucks or so) and buy a newer motherboard (about 50 or so) that accepts both the Sdram and the DDR memory. (There are several that accept either)

That way you can use your present memory until you get enough money to buy the DDR.

Buy a used CPU on Ebay for about 50 and you are in business.

Use your other items in thh new unit (cards, modem, etc) and you have a much faster unit for the same price you would have put into the old gateway.

Well, just my opinion anyway.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/another-cpu-upgrade-question.205206/
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Is it possible to upgrade from Windows 7 Home to Windows 7 Ultimate?

Please Help

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A:Upgrade Question ?

Yes, that is a valid upgrade path...

Upgrade Install with Windows 7

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/41513-upgrade-question.html
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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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A:CPU upgrade question

- Its not a lame question

I don't know exactly, but I don't think that you'll be able to upgrade to get much more performance just be upgrading the CPU.

Although its the most expensive option, new CPU /mem/ mobo will probably be the only option that will give you a significant performance boost.

If you want a reasonably priced option, I would recommmed something vaguely along the lines of:

AMD XP 2500+/2400+
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512mb DDR

More experienced members may alter that slightly, but that's about right I think.

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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.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/upgrade-question-531902.html
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A:Upgrade question.

It will not adapt unless you upgrade to a mobo very similar to your current one, which would be rather pointless.

You can remove all motherboard specific drivers from Device Manger, shut down, build the new system and start up. (And pray that it doesn't bluescreen)

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgrade-question.18635/
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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.
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CK_WD

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A:Upgrade question

You might to read this:

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-question.1153208/
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A:Upgrade question

The AMD E-300 (codename Zacate) is a dual core processor for small notebooks and netbooks. It offers a relatively powerful integrated graphics card and a single ...Click to expand...

It appears you have a portable device that likely doesn't have upgrade options. If your device maker doesn't list upgrade options on their website, you can likely scratch this idea.

Portables (Phones, Tablets, Netbooks, and Notebooks) are not designed with upgrading in mind. They are small and very limited with cooling capabilities. And most of the time everything is integrated in small form factors and can not be replaced.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgrade-question.209190/
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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.

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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

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/179106-upgrade-question.html
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Jim

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/7361-will-you-upgrade-question.html
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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.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/77448/upgrade-question/
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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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hm....... how much are you wanting to spend on the upgrade?....

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

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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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A:Upgrade (CPU) Question.

Was a good idea not to listen to them.
The celeron is the lower end CPU.
The max your computer can run is a pentium 4 3.06Ghz
at a 533Mhz front side bus.
Looks like it has a socket 478 type processor.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-cpu-question.842341/