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Replacement HD

Q: Replacement HD

WOuld a replacement hard drive come with a loaded OS?

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A: Replacement HD

Hi, No, I don't think a normal shop would do this. Regards.
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Can I replace with this one?

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A:HD Replacement?

If you have the space inside, that is drive space, that one should work fine. Are you removing the present drive?
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I still have not resolved the internet connection problems my PC so i think if i can afford another PC i will go that route now,but my question today is if i get a newer PC with a WIN7 OS already installed can i take the one out of the other PC install it in the newer PC and not bring a malware or virus problem with it and destroy newer PC.
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A:new PC replacement

This is not a good idea. You will run into all kinds of problems - malware being the least concern. Drivers and activation will be your main problems. I assume your current OS is an OEM system.

A fresh system is always the way to go. And don't be afraid of Windows 8.1. It is a nice system. With a couple of days of training you will love it - fast, reliable and lots of nice features.

What are you looking for - laptop or desktop.
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Specs on the M/B:
CPU Support: Intel, Socket 478, Pentium 4 Up To 3.20 GHz
Bus Speed: 400/ 533/ 800MHZ
Expansion Slots: 1-8X AGP, 5 PCI
Max Memory: 3 DDR - 12 GB
Chipset: VIA PT800
IDE Controller: Supports ULTRA ATA 133, SATA
Additional Features: ATX Formfactor, Supports 8X AGP, Supports DDR400 Max 12GB, Supports ATA133, Supports Serial ATA, Supports 6 Channel Audio, USB 2.0 Support, On-board LAN

My memory is:
512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz CL3
256MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz CL3

My old CPU was:
Intel P4 2.8Ghz 512k Cache,400FSB SocN 478

With my memory being only 400MHZ, can I put a higher value CPU in, such as:
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A:PSU Replacement

The Bestec you are replacing is nothing special. This supply will be much better:
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Hi sphwhat316 and welcome to the forums

What is the model number of your computer?
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A:Help with replacement of HDD

It should be a standard 2.5" laptop SATA HD 7200rpm

Seagate ST500LM021 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Thin Hard Drive -
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A:Help with HDD replacement

Your eMachine T2984 is a high failure rate motherboard... well in excess of 60% after two years... Your problem could easily be caused by the eMachine motherboard failure. Your hard drive that came in the eMachines is likely good, as is the cpu, cpu fan, modem, and optical drive. But the motherboard and power supply are of such high failure rate that you will need to test them thoroughly with a power supply tester... and trying your hard drive and other components in another board.
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A:Wi-Fi Replacement

you may find a small nano wireless USB adapter a lot cheaper

As an example - NOT a recommendation

based on this number

can you take a picture of it ?

BUT would you do this
goto device manager
and then on the network adapters - click on the wireless adapter
Click on the Details Tab
Under Property - drop down
Select hardware ids
Right click and select all.
Then right click again and select copy.
Copy and paste that here.

The Hardware ID's. VEN & DEV. Look them up here.

How to find drivers
Tech Guy configuration

drivers using the VEN and DEV IDS
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A:Looking for a replacement

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A:Possible HDD Replacement

The hard disk must be a Parallel ATA (aka PATA or IDE) of just about any one of that type that is available.

ATA 100 Drives

ATA 133 drives

Short education on the use of the term "IDE": Both the old 40-pin IDE drives and the newer Serial ATA drives are IDE devices; but, people generally mis-apply the term "IDE" as distinguishing the older 40-pin drives as IDE.

can i use the Recovery DVD that comes with the laptop to install the drivers and the OS? Click to expand...

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No way, I'm going to buy Maxtor drive anymore...

A:Replacement HDD

Everyone does that.

If some ***** RMAs his perfectly OK drive because he can't plug the cables in right then you can't expect Maxtor to throw the thing away.

All companies fix trivial faults in their products and let them back into circulation. You should appreciate that Maxtor actually bothers to let you know.
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Some older drives have an exposed circuit board on the bottom.
How old is the computer?
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A:Replacement gpu

What is your current GPU?
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A:Replacement cd/dvd help

it is going to be hard without being able to compare the old drive next to the new drive to make sure it is going to be physically compatible. My Dell can use a few different drives yst they will not physically be the same and therefore even though they fit in the drive bay there is no way of securing them. There fore using what Dell has to offer is MY only option.

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A:H/d replacement

Yes. You say your hard drive IS going bad? So get a new drive. Install it as C or primary master with the OS on it, and connect the old drive as D or primary slave. If the old drive can be read by the new operating system you may be able to save the files to the new drive
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A:Replacement CD ?

Originally Posted by wwoods loving son, just 15mins ago just decided to play with a "shiny thing" that happened to be my store bought copy of Vista64 Ultimate. It now has a great looking crack in it

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A:Replacement DVD

May not be the best way but you could always torrent it.
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A:UAC Replacement?

I agree this looks sooo good, but, do we trust the provider? I don't think I will be the first one to try it out.
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A:Replacement Hdd help

I don't think I would ever buy a "refurbished" laptop hard drive... The hard drive is simply an IDE 4200 rpm 60GB laptop hard drive. A 5400 rpm drive will work too. Newegg is a fine company. I buy from them all the time... It is your decision
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My Question is, Will this be worth the ?90?

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A:CPU Replacement

Hi i would suggest you to get a Quad Core (Core2Quad) instead if you can increase your budget a bit coz as you've mentioned that you do gaming and as new games taking advantage of 4 cores so it would be nice though E7600 is a good processor and you will see quiet much improvements compare to Celeron
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A:Ram replacement

The best advice that I can give you is, Do not buy 3gb of ram. This is called mix and match a big NO No. Go out and buy all that you need.
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A:Replacement CPU?

Realistically it could be anything.
If the CPU has cooked too many times it may indeed have failed, if that is the case it could have taken anything else with it.

The motherboard may be heat damaged, the possibilities are endless.

Nobody here will be able to provide a definitive answer as only you have the PC. Trial by substitution is all that you can do without a several hundred thousand dollars worth of laboratory and a white coat...
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A:HDD Replacement

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Is all of the RAM recognized by the motherboard and listed in the BIOS? Is all of the RAM listed in Windows System Properties?

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FYI : If its an AMD processor, Duron or Athlon XP get THE BEST heatsink available. Go for the best one.

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A:RAM replacement

Hi, Please use information on page 2 of the following document: Yes, uou can use total 12GB. Manual also shows you how because it is accessible and RAM specs. More manuals: Regards.
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A:Replacement of internal hdd.

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A:kernel32.dll replacement

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A:Replacement Vista DVD

Originally Posted by fieseler

I need to order a replacement dvd for my vista ultimate coz its scratched badly. I know how to contact microsoft but im uncertain of a few things

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There are two ways to handle this, but they are close.

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Really??? Is your system activated??