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Considering upgrading my GPU

Question: Considering upgrading my GPU

I am currently considering upgrading my graphics card in my PC. I bought a pretty average prebuilt from best buy. It's an Asus M32(K30AD_M31AD_M1AD_M32AD).

Specs:
http://gyazo.com/744517ca8f5c0d59324a9ef905a031f5
http://gyazo.com/b10860729aa8cf1fc7ec18ea396a58fe
http://gyazo.com/d3fd4a6c15104b33b9a9cd67459f4db6
http://gyazo.com/a4d3821c6fb42f3e54b96e81ad0bb34a

I've been reading around about graphics cards and I know mine isn't a great one, so I'm considering upgrading, but would like to know the benefits I would get out of it. Also would I have to increase my power source depending on the card, and if anyone could name a few graphics card in specific that would be the best bang for my buck, I would greatly appreciate that.
I mostly use my computer to play FPS games, (H1Z1, CS:GO, Borderlands, Call of Duty) A lot of the times I will stream and record my gameplay for the fun of it and so I could go back and watch any exciting things that may of happened in my gameplay.
I usually monitor my CPU's performance while doing these task and my CPU usually ranges from 85-100% while streaming and recording in 1080p at 60fps.
Sometimes I will downscale my resolution to about 720p and my CPU will be at about 50-70%
Pretty much I am wondering how and what benefits will I have if I upgrade my graphics card, and if I do upgrade my graphics card will it take some stress off my CPU?

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Preferred Solution: Considering upgrading my GPU

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Considering upgrading my GPU

I think everyone is also gonna want to know your budget before giving a suggestion.

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I'm upgrading to win7ultimate 32bit from vista32bit pro.Under vista I've been (happily) using R&R 4.23 ....when I upgrade to win7U I want to use R&R 4.5 What's clear to me is BEFORE upgrading I'm backing up to external USB drive using R&R 4.23...Then I'm removing R&R 4.23 and doing the upgrade to win7U. (I'm also removing NIS2014 before the upgrade).The microsoft win7 upgrade advisor told me some other apps to uninstall before upgrading. Any MUST uninstalls??NOTE: I considered a clean install to a new HDD but NO I'm doing a 32bit upgrade in place. Please help me understand AFTER the upgrade the Lenovo Rescue & Recovery installation steps I have to perform to get it working v4.5 under win7U. There seems to be an additional SYSPREP ?? step I've got to follow to get R&R to work but I don't understand the order of the R&R win7 installations ???? What's done first ?? sysprep or install R&R 4.5??I'd like to use the same external USB HDD I had been using for vista backups, can I or must it be wiped clean of the vista 4.23 backups first  ??? or should I just start with a new backup external HDD ??? Any other in-place vista32pro-win7U upgrade tips ??? Thanks in advance. 

Answer:Upgrading vista32bit to win7ultimate32bit...lenovo R&R 4.5 question after upgrading

dickybilly wrote:
 
Any other in-place vista32pro-win7U upgrade tips ???
 
 
 

Just one: do a clean install. You'll save yourself a significant amount of headaches.

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I've managed to upgrade some of my home PC's from Win 7 or Win 8 to Wn 10 without any significant problems, but I am having major difficulty upgrading one of my PC's.

It is running Win 7 Home 32-bit and when I originally ran the Windows 10 upgrade advisor, it indicated that I could not upgrade as my NVidia GEForce 6600 graphics card was incompatible with Windows 10.

I tried various workarounds, using suggestions on this and other sites, to upgrade with the GEForce card but none were successful. So I purchased and installed a new graphics card - an AMD Radeon R7 240, which should be Win 10 compatible.

I then re-ran the Win 10 upgrade advisor - it still said that I couldn't upgrade as the "GeForce 6600 card" was incompatible - even though it was no longer installed!

I checked the Device Manager and the graphics card was clearly showing as being the AMD card. I then explicitly uninstalled any NVidia drivers/software using the Control Panel/Program uninstall - still unable to upgrade to Win 10. I also ran the Wagnard tools "Display driver uninstaller" and removed any NVidia software/drivers - still unable to upgrade. I am using the latest drivers from the AMD website.

I also tried to upgrade using the Media Creation tool and a Win 7 image from DVD (previously this also failed to work and gave the incompatible graphics card error); this seemed to work up to a point, but after a reboot it wanted me to select a keyboard layout but neither my usb keyboard no... Read more

Answer:Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card

Windows 10 no longer supports NVIDIA 6-Series Graphics Cards anymore as of Windows 8

Hint : Install drivers manually through device manager (it may or may not work)

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Hi,I am running a Lenovo T61 I am about to wipe my hard drive clean and fresh install win 7. i was going to take advantage of the occasion and upgrade my hard drive from 100 to 500GB. Can I just take the old HD out put the new one in and install Win 7 and the rest of my programs? i have all my data backed up.Thanks for your help.

Answer:upgrading to win 7 and at the same time upgrading the hard drive.

as long as the new hdd is 9.5 mm thick, 2.5 inch form factor and sata connection then it is okay.

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Hello,

I am currently wanting to begin the process of upgrading various parts of my computer in the upcoming months. The first item I would like to do upgrade is the RAM. I am currently using 8BG (4x2) and would like to double that. I was thinking of going with the Corsair Vengeance 2x8. Eventually I would like to have a pretty sick gaming computer. As of right now, it can handle a lot but can struggle from time to time if I crank up the graphic settings.

I guess the reason I am posting this is to ask a few questions. Would upgrading RAM be a good starting point if wanting to upgrade other hardware as well. I was thinking of also swapping out the video card, cpu, and adding some fans (when I get money that is). I must sound like a complete novice right now lol.. but, I am ready to finally go through with this because my computer is starting to feel like it is getting behind the times in terms of speed and performance haha. Anyway, any insight into this topic and or first time upgrading, specifically with the RAM, would be grrreat. Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Upgrading Hardware - First Time Upgrading

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I've managed to upgrade some of my home PC's from Win 7 or Win 8 to Wn 10 without any significant problems, but I am having major difficulty upgrading one of my PC's.

It is running Win 7 Home 32-bit and when I originally ran the Windows 10 upgrade advisor, it indicated that I could not upgrade as my NVidia GEForce 6600 graphics card was incompatible with Windows 10.

I tried various workarounds, using suggestions on this and other sites, to upgrade with the GEForce card but none were successful. So I purchased and installed a new graphics card - an AMD Radeon R7 240, which should be Win 10 compatible.

I then re-ran the Win 10 upgrade advisor - it still said that I couldn't upgrade as the "GeForce 6600 card" was incompatible - even though it was no longer installed!

I checked the Device Manager and the graphics card was clearly showing as being the AMD card. I then explicitly uninstalled any NVidia drivers/software using the Control Panel/Program uninstall - still unable to upgrade to Win 10. I also ran the Wagnard tools "Display driver uninstaller" and removed any NVidia software/drivers - still unable to upgrade. I am using the latest drivers from the AMD website.

I also tried to upgrade using the Media Creation tool and a Win 7 image from DVD (previously this also failed to work and gave the incompatible graphics card error); this seemed to work up to a point, but after a reboot it wanted me to select a keyboard layout but neither my usb keyboard no... Read more

Answer:Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card

Windows 10 no longer supports NVIDIA 6-Series Graphics Cards anymore as of Windows 8

Hint : Install drivers manually through device manager (it may or may not work)

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Hi,

I bought Windows 7 having come from Vista. However, there is a BIOS update for my system. The new BIOS update states: The BIOS updates the fan control algorithm of the system, and turns the fan on at low volume while your notebook PC is operational. If you are currently experiencing any symptoms on your notebook PC, please contact HP for support. It is located here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...340180&lang=en

I'd love to flash it but not sure if it will ruin my computer as it's more than likely not designed for flash when Windows 7 is on it or do you's know any better?

I also have 2 blue vertical lines going do the right hand side of the screen. I've seen loads of problems but no solutions. Has any fixed this HP problem?

Cheers folks!

Answer:Upgrading BIOS after Upgrading from Vista to 7

The BIOS is the stuff that happens BEFORE Windows starts to load.
Do you have issues with overheating or with the fan? If so, the BIOS update is for you.
Also, BIOS flashes are dangerous - and you can turn your computer into a paperweight by doing it incorrectly. In short, if it ain't broke - don't fix it!

The type of lines that you describe on your screen are usually caused by hardware issues. Send it in for repair if the system is under warranty. If not, then get an estimate from a local computer store - it may be cheaper to live with it.

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Evening all,First of all I wish to add to my RAM. I currently have 64MB and wish to increase this to at least 256MB. I have made enquiries at various shops, PC World etc., and have been told that I MAY need PC100 or, I think I am correct, PC300. I have checked my manual and the only reference I can find to memory modules is the following: 168 pin, 3.3V Dimm Sockets with gold plated contacts unbuffered SDRam. I am now stumped as there is no mention of PC100 etc., I do not want to buy memory that is no good, neither do I want to screw up my machine. Any help on identifying the modules I want would be appreciated.Secondly my father has obtained from the local council a PC with Win 95 on it. They also through in a printer that is no use to him as this requires Win 98 as a minimum. The PC he came with has no boot disks, no start up disk on CDRom or anything. He has been given a CDRom, legitimate, of Win 98SE so that he can upgrade. When we try to do so we get the message that there is already an OS on the PC and that the upgrade disk is required. Is there any way at all of wiping Win 95 from the PC, I have tried FDisk which doesn't work, so that Win 98SE can be installed, or does he need for definate the Win 98 upgrade disk?Any help on the above problems, which are rather urgent would be appreciated.Many thanks.

Answer:Two queries: upgrading memory and upgrading OS

Q1 - go to click here and enter your motherboard details and it will tell you what RAM is suitable. If you don't know which MB click here

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Question: Upgrading Ram

Hi if this topic has been discussed before I apologise now and hope someone points me in the right direction to read up on it if not I hope someone can give me some advice.
I am trying to increase the RAM in my computer from 512 (2 x 256) to 1gb,at the moment trying 2 x 512 but considering 1 x 1gb.
The problem is apart from being a little slow and not having quite enough to run some software the 2 x DDR256 PC2700 333MhZ RAM are working fine, but wanting that little more oomph I decided to increase the RAM to 1gb.
I bought my computer from a Computer Fair quite cheap at the time so dont know too much about the motherboard. There are 2 slots for RAM, and I had heard that it was best to balance the slots by putting the same type of RAM in each slot, so this is what I have tried to do.
The first lot of RAM I bought niether would work together which ever slot they were in. I tried them each on there own in each slot and one would not work at all ie no boot up and the other would only boot up the computer not the moniter and would only start up the moniter if I put one of the old 256 RAM next to it.
So I put the old 256 back in and exchanged both 512 RAM for new 512, but the 2 new ones just didn't work at all what ever I did.
I have done all the safety ie anti static so as not to "Zap" the RAM so to speak but I handled the 512 the same as the 256 and the 256 is still performing fine so I am not sure what to do next.
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Answer:Upgrading Ram

Hello MarieW,You might first try Crucial. Click on the link below (it is for the U.K.) and under "Memory Upgrades" (on the left) click on the blue "Scan My System" button to run the the Crucial System Scanner tool. If it can successfully identify your system, it will tell you what memory is currently installed and what options you have for upgrade/replacement/expansion.http://www.crucial.com/uk/

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Question: UPGRADING RAM

Hello Community I Have a  HP 2000 NOTEBOOK PCSYSTEM BOARD # 3676BIOS VERSION F.39BIOS VENDOR INSYDE INSTALLED MEMORY 3GIGS I WENT AND BOUGHT NEW RAM FOR MY NOTEBOOK BUT WHEN I POWERED UP MY MACHINE THE BIOS WOULDNT BOOT UP AND I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CREATED A RECOVERY BIOS USB BUT CANNOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME REMEMBER HOW 

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Question: Upgrading to SSD

Hi, I have a Pavilion DV7 6169nr laptop with 500GB HDD. I want to upgrade the HDD to an SSD of similar size for faster data transfer speeds. Please assist.  Thanks. Best Regards, Abu

Answer:Upgrading to SSD

Hi Abu,You can replace the drive in your laptop with an SSD and there is even space to use the old hard drive in computer as second hard drive if you have the necessary cable. (page 56) http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02842278 You can buy a 2.5" sataIII hard drive online for good prize. Samsung 850 evo has been considered one of the best prize/performance wise.  You can perform a clean install of Windows 10 with bootable pendrive. You can create a bootable pendrive by downloading the media creation tool from Microsoft and running.  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Make sure to install the same edition, which will be automatically activated once installed and connected to internet. You could also choose to transfer a complete image of your OS to the hard drive. Most manufactures will provide free software to do use with the purchase of SSD. Let me know if you need further help,David

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Hello everyone,

I want to upgrade my pc for gaming but I dont have any knowledge about computers. My specs right now are CPU:
AMD A6-6400k
Richland 32nm Technology
Ram:
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard:
MSI A78M-E35 (MS-7721) (P0)
Graphics:
Viseo 230Ws ([email protected])
BenQ GL2250 ([email protected])
768MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 8470D (MSI)
I have around 700 to 800 euro to spend. My friend has the Asus AMD Radeon Rx 480 8GB, is it any good and what would I need to upgrade as well. Or is it better for me to upgrade other things?

Thanks!

Max3251245,
 

Answer:Upgrading my pc please help!

The AMD processor in your computer is way too weak for quality gaming.


Here is the list of supported processors for its MSI motherboard:
https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/support/A78M-E35.html#support-cpu

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You didn't mention a graphic card, so I assume your computer is using its AMD Radeon HD 8470D integrated graphics.

You also didn't provide a brand name and model number and wattage of its power supply.
If it's not a quality one with sufficient wattage, it'll need to be replaced.

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Question: Upgrading the CPU

I wanted to upgrade my CPU for my HP Pavillion 15t. I do understand that playing around with the motherboard and taking the laptop apart would remove any warranty, but it does not bother me, since my warranty has ended either way. I wanted to know will my CPU be able to be replaced and upgraded?

Answer:Upgrading the CPU

Sorry @lJyo23l but you would need to replace the system board. Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05228250 REO

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Question: Upgrading hp 15

I have a Pavilion 15-au018wm laptop. I have a Nvidia GeForce 940 mx in it. Is it possible to upgrade to a better gpu?

Answer:Upgrading hp 15

No, graphic chip is soldered on the motherboard.

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Question: Upgrading RAM

Hey !I currently own a HP 2000 2209TU laptop which has 2 gb DDR3 RAM and whindows 8 64 bit OS.Whenever I turn on the internet over WiFi, and open chrome, my Laptop starts to lag very very much and finally runs into KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR.As a result if this I cannot use Internet on my laptop.I personally think that upgrading my ram to 8gb will remove the problem.I live in India and I want to upgrade the RAM on my own.But,I am unable to choose the RAM with correct specs like ram speed,low voltage or something!Can you guys please help me!Thank you!!

Answer:Upgrading RAM

Here's the Manual: Manual It will accept 2 x 4 gig modules of DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM. See p. 45 for "how to".  This is the HP Part number 4-GB (PC3, 10600, 1333-MHz) 621569-001 http://www.ebay.in/itm/621569-001-HP-MULTI-UNIT-4GB-MEMORY-MODULE-PC3-1600-1333Mhz-/322432468747?has... Above is DDR3-1600 1.5 volt which will downclock to 1333 and run fine.  Other source: https://www.flipkart.com/adata-premier-ddr3-4-gb-laptop-dram-ad3s1333c4g9-r/p/itmd2ryphzjzvzfr?pid=R... You would probably see a major improvement for a very small cost even if you just added a second 2 gig module to have 4 in total.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.  

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Question: Upgrading XP

Hi all, I'm just trying to upgrade my mother's old XP machine to Win 7 and am unsure about the correct 32 bit Win7 software package to buy. The results from the Win7upgradeadvisor were good, but looking online I'm seeing Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate and quite a wide variety of price ranges for each of the similar products (Home Premium for instance showing $48, $32, $7, $149, $40.... ??).

Mum only uses the machine for listening to music, emails, some basic card/puzzle games and limited internet browsing (reading the paper and listening to music on youtube).

If anyone could suggest which product would do the job best (and if there is a variation within "Home Premium" hence the differing prices) I would be very grateful.

Thank you
Peter

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I am running windows 2000 SP 4 and am looking at upgrading to XP Pro. I have the full version XP pro disk. If I simply put it in and install XP, will I still have the programs I currently have or will I have to just start from scratch and install everything again?

What is the best way to install XP over 2k with the fewest problems? My HD's are currently set up as ntfs so that should not be a problem.

Also, I have a dual boot into Ubuntu. Will loading XP cause a problem with that ?

Any and all help appreciated.

Answer:please help upgrading from 2k to XP

After you install XP you will have to start from scratch and reload all your programs.After you install XP you won't be given the dual-boot option any more. You will need to then run a boot loader like GRUB to get your dual-boot options back.Be careful when you install that you format the partition where W2K is located and not the Ubuntu partition.http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

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Question: Upgrading CPU

I want to double check before I make a purchase I want to upgrade my laptop's T6500 to a T9600. All sources say it should work. I believe it has the P-socket. The one of eBay I'm looking at has these specs.... Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 - 2.8 GHz (BX80576T9600 ) SLB47 SLG9F 1066 MHz Processor... It says that it has the P socket. Thanks for any help.





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Answer:Upgrading CPU

Hi,Manual: Page 24, 118, 120http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01597750Specs: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-dv4-1400-entertainment-notebook-pc-series/3945145/m...Yes it is compatible, both have same chipset and will fit in the same P socket.Core 2 Duo T9600 (2.80-GHz, 6-MB L2 cache) : 486727-001�I'm not sure if there would be huge performance improvementAn SSD upgrade would be a wise move though it is bit expensive.RegardsVisruth

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Question: Upgrading PSU

I have an Inspiron 3847

Can i upgrade my PSU to a corsair CX500?

Answer:Upgrading PSU

CX500 is not an upgrade it has LESS Power than the Dell 305W.
CS750M would be an upgrade that works and fits.
EVGA 750B1 or 750G1 also fits.
You need 15W minimum on +5V SB  and 150W on the combined 3.3v/5v rails.
https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-Modular-Warranty-110-B1-0750-VR/dp/B00K85X23O/
 

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Okay,

One of my systems currently has Windows 7 Home Premium that somewhere along the line I used it to play around with 10. Because when I go to the Windows upgrade site, it is recognized as a Windows 10 machine.

Now, I am currently running on HHDs a couple of 4TB units (needs external software to make drives usable to exceed Premium drive size limits). I purchased a 500GB SSD to put OS on (thinking of upgrading to Windows 10) as to eliminate un-necessary software.

My question is if I do an upgrade of my Windows 7 to 10, can I install the SSD first and then do the upgrade to the new SSD drive.
OR
should I upgrade Windows 7 first and then try to migrate (not crazy about the idea)

I hope you understand the question.

Answer:Upgrading 7 to 10 from HHD to SSD

You should be able to clean install Windows 10 on the SSD.
Install the SSD, disconnect all other drives.
Boot DVD or flash drive and clean install. When asked for a key Skip it. System should activate when install is complete.

Now you can reconnect any other drives as long as the SSD is in SATA port 0.

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Hey guys, heres my current situation. I made a mistake when building my current rig, and got 32 bit vista home premium. Now, with some major upgrades right around the corner, i'll need 64 bit to fulfill them (I plan on getting 4 gigs of ram, and a processor that supports 64 bit.) So, my question is, will I be to get the OEM version for system builders, and perform a clean install of windows on a system that basically has the same thing, but 32 bit? Also..Will I have to reformat the hard drive, or will Windows delete the old version automatically to install the new?

Answer:Upgrading To 64 Bit...

I'm using the 64-bit edition of Vista. If you are going from a 32-bit install of Windows to a 64-bit, you must do a clean install. You can get the OEM edition of Vista, but make sure you purchase the 64-bit one as they come on separate discs.

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Hey all! I was wondering if anybody had some suggestions for me in terms of switching from Vista back to XP. My mom just got a laptop that has Vista installed on it.. However, she's already running into all sorts of problems, such as software not being compatible, etc.. So, does anybody know of a simple way for her to go out and find the drivers that she needs, in order to switch to XP? Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:'upgrading' To Xp :)

The simplest way would be to check with the manufacturer of the PC for their downgrade program. If they don't have one, or it's not offered for your model - then it's going to be difficult (but not usually impossible) to find drivers for it.

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Hi,

I'm new here but was wondering if anyone could help. I've had my Alienware PC now for what seems like a lifetime & short of buying a new one I just want to upgrade this, however I haven't any idea where to start in terms of making sure everything I buy works with the other components & even if some parts need upgrading. I game on my PC hence why I got an Alienware but having a PS4 & XOne I mainly use my PC for strategy or simulation games so don't particularly need it to be boasting the latest Nvidia or ATI cards but still pack a decent punch. Apart from that it used as general PC browsing the web etc. I have included my specs for you guys to look at & hopefully recommend some parts, many thanks.

CPU - Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
Motherboard - ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N-D
BIOS - Default System BIOS
Total Memory - 4.00GB
Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
OS - Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit 10074 Multiprocessor Free

Answer:Help upgrading my PC

It really depends on what issues you are having with the computer - why you want to upgrade. I have the same processor and 4GB Ram in two systems. they do a great job as media servers (with a GTX750Ti and a GT640). The video card you have rather weak (a value-card NVidia calls it ) but you say you don't need any more power in that area.

So I guess I would recommend first adding an SSD (128GB) putting the OS on it, and using the exiting drive for backup/storage.

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I have a hard drive with three partitions; Windows 7 Home Premium (Primary), Windows 10 Home (Logical), and Windows 10 Pro (Logical). I want to upgrade to an SSD; however, I do not want to just clone my old hard drive/partitions onto the SSD. I only want to move the two Windows 10 partitions, not the Windows 7. The desired end state would be the Windows 10 Pro partition as the Primary (boot drive) and the Windows 10 Home as the Logical. Is there an easy way to do this? I know I could just partition/reinstall everything onto the SSD, but I do not have that kind of time.
Thanks for any assistance?

Answer:Upgrading to an SSD

WELL, that's the kind of nightmare you create for yourself when you put more than one OS on a single hard drive.
I never do that!!! I might have several OS's on a single PC, but each OS gets its own hard drive. That way there's never any confusion about what OS goes where. The F12 boot menu is all I need to get to the OS I want to work on.
And, last but now least.... if one drive crashes, and they all will eventually, you don't loose everything.
It's so much better to be SAFE than Sorry.

To get one HD with One OS to an SSD, a simple CLONE does the trick.

Good Luck!

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Question: Upgrading ram

I have searched all over the internet about this but want to be clear.

Ok so I have a dell xps 600 With windows media center addition, Pentium D Processor wich has 2 cores, Nvidia geforce 6400 and 1 gig ddr2 pc2- 5200 ram via 2 512 sticks and my hard drive currently has 167 gigs used space and 130gigs of free space. But most the time the computer is slow to boot some programs like itunes take forever to load sometimes internet explorer is slow loading or freezes for a minute when trying to exit multiple windows. When closing out of most programs or games windows takes awhile to adjust and seems to run slow for a few minutes before it returns to normal. I have used multiple antivirus programs like avast anti virus and norton 2009 and avg as well as spybot I have used registry fixers and cleaners and done disk defrags but nothing works to really increase overall performance. So I decided I want to upgrade my ram and found from tigerdirect.com a deal which would give me 4 gigs of ram I know that windows 32bit will not use the full potential of the 4 gigs but I think it is cheaper deal than buying seperate 1 gig chips. So my main question is would upgrading my ram from 1gig to 4gigs increase the overall performance of my computer as mentioned above and what other suggestions would you recomend to increase the speed Also last quick note is I have tried going to msconfig and disabling startup programs and while it may help a little not really much difference.

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Answer:Upgrading ram

Upgrading the ram should help with your problem but probably will not totall fix it. Sometimes the problem is that you have too much stuff on your hard drive which casue the computer to run alittle slower so in my opion get the ram but go through your HD and delete any uneccessary stuff

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Question: upgrading RAM

Hi I have a HP Elitebook 8440pCZC1067GZY VQ668EA#AK8MyQuestion    what is the total ram that  i can upgrade  toAnd where can I by itWindows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU       M 620 @ 2.67GHz4GB   2GB Samsung 1333MHz 2of172A KBC Version 30.31

Answer:upgrading RAM

@soreno 8GB max. Your manual here. http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02745864.pdf REO

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Question: Upgrading RAM

Dear Sir/Ma'am, I have a HP G42-355TU and I want to upgrade the system memory. It has two memory slots and using this machine for personal use. I want to know, maximum memory supported by one slot because I am not sure how much the HP machine can take.I was wondering which is the best company out there for RAM? If you could give me the specs of the RAM I should be very grateful to you guys.  Thanks and RegardsNikhil

Answer:Upgrading RAM

You have 3 gigs now and it can accept up to 8 gigs; 4 in each of the 2 slots.  Service Manual DDR3, 1066-MHz, dual-channel memory (DDR3 1333 MHz can be downgraded to DDR3 1066 MHz) 2-GB, PC3-10600, 1333-MHz 598856-001 ? 4-GB, PC3-10600, 1333-MHz  599092-001 https://www.amazon.com/HP-VH641AT-4-GB-DDR3-PC3-10600/dp/B0030L3B8E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=149026838...  It is very important you get low-density memory..that means 8 black blocks on the side not 4. See page 61-62 of the manual for "how-to". HP laptops with the 1st gen Intel Core processors are very finicky about memory so you have to buy based on the HP Part number and be sure and get modules that are the same specs and configuration. The one I linked above will be compatible. If you live in a place where you cannot buy from amazon.com let us know and we can find you another source.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Question: Upgrading CPU

Hi! I was wondering if there is a way for me to upgrade my CPU on my old laptop since it's getting slow and I was wondering which CPU would fit this laptop that I own. It's a hp pavilion g6 2070eo and i was thinking about updating to a intel i5 CPU. 













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Under no circumstances will it be an Intel...the socket is not compatible. Square peg, round hole.   

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Question: Upgrading?

I have this pc and was wondering what i can do to improve it for gaming rather then buying a new pc.. What graphics card would be the best and I know ill need a new PSU so so what are some recommendations? And advice is appreciated. 

Answer:Upgrading?

@SmuffTastic,Depending on the gaming level, that would suggest the card and required power supply.  Just slapping any card is not helpful.  You can go the game-debate "Can I Run It", enter the game(s), and obtain some reference points.  IT really depends on your CPU, GPU, RAM, and then the required new PSU.

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Question: Upgrading?

I have this pc and was wondering what i can do to improve it for gaming rather then buying a new pc.. What graphics card would be the best and I know ill need a new PSU so so what are some recommendations? And advice is appreciated. 

Answer:Upgrading?

@SmuffTastic,Depending on the gaming level, that would suggest the card and required power supply.  Just slapping any card is not helpful.  You can go the game-debate "Can I Run It", enter the game(s), and obtain some reference points.  IT really depends on your CPU, GPU, RAM, and then the required new PSU.

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I've been searching around to try and find out what motherboard sizes are supported in this case aside from Mini ITX. Are there any others, or is that my only option? I plan to purchase a new one along with some other things for it.  

Answer:upgrading an old Hp pc

Hi, The motherboard has standard Mini-ITX form factor Figure : Motherboard top viewManufacturer: PegatronForm factor: Mini-ITX form factor: 17 cm (6.7 inches) x 20 cm (7.9 inches)Chipset: AMD Hudson-D1 FCHMemory sockets: 2 x DDR3Front side bus speeds: 4 lanes, 2.5 GT/s per lane UMI (Unified Media Interface)Processor socket: Not applicable because the processor is soldered down to the motherboardFor more details, see Bluewood3 motherboard specifications.Source:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03206025 That means the case itself has "holes" to fit. The case may or may not have holes for other size of motherboards and normally you need a drill. HP only publishes the size of the case Mini-towerHeight: 35.5 cm (14 inches)Width: 16.5 cm (6.5 inches)Depth: 38.1 cm (15 inches)Regards.

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Hi guys... I have an HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook - 15-ak007tx having a 4gb ram. I want to upgrade it to either 8 0r 12 gb but I m confused. So anyone who could help me in figuring out which one should I go for...

Answer:Upgrading from 4 to 8 gb ram

Hello Prakash, You PC supports upto 16GB  See this : http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Gaming-ak007tx-upgrade-4GB-R...  http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP---Compaq/pavilion-gaming-15-ak007tx   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Question: upgrading RAM

Hi I want to upgrade the RAM. Please let me know which is a compatible RAM for my laptop and which is available in India? I tried at a local store but none of the RAM I could find compatible.  Please let me know what max I could upgrade and which RAM and of what frequency? Thank You

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Hi,Manual: Page 2http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02657339Upto 8gb maxSpecs:http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-dv6-3000-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/4150017/mo...RegardsVisruth

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Question: upgrading ram

i want to upgrade my ram to 8gb from my current 4gb. but i dont know what sort of ram does my motherboard support ..how many solts is there for ram?where can i get good rams ?

Answer:upgrading ram

@tomahwak Yes you can upgrade to 8 GB. Supports up to 8 GB of system RAM  Look at page 2. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04653884 REO

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Question: Upgrading RAM

Hello am using HP Pavilion x360 - 13-u105tu with 4 gb of ram it is under warrenty . am i allowed to upgrade my ram to 8gb . if yes what is the procedure?

Answer:Upgrading RAM

Hi,This manual applies to your model also.Page 1, 56: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05147552Upto 16gb max.In your case you can upgrade to 8gb with another 4gb stick of exact same configuration speed voltage as other module and as given in manual.It needs major disassembly to reach memory slot.Get help from certified HP technician if you're within warranty.RegardsVisruth

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Question: Upgrading to SSD

I need to upgrade my hard drive to ssd. I do a ton of video editing and with the help of Geek Squad and other so-called tech support I purchased the Samsung 960 pro 1tb. I was assured by four "experts" who were looking at my specifications that this was entirely possible by only sacrificing a sata slot. I took the laptop in for install to be told what I bought is not compatible. I'm not sure what to do or where to go from here as the same person gave me specs for a product that doesn't seem to exist. Can anyone help?

Answer:Upgrading to SSD

So do you still have the laptop and the Samsung 960 Pro?  Yes the 960 Pro is an NVME/PCIe type and your laptop only supports SATA type M.2 SSDs or it can support a SATA 2.5 inch SSD.  This is plainly stated in the Service Manual: Solid-state drive Only configured with system memory up to 8 GB: ? 256 GB M.2 SATA (MLC) ? 256 GB M.2 SATA (TLC) Can you return the 960 Pro? Post back if interested and we who have actually turned a screwdriver on a laptop can walk you through what you CAN install and how to do it. Not hard to call yourself an Expert or a Geek, but not everyone actually has the chops. 

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Hello Im Ashfaq and i have an HP Laptop 15 ac-652tx all i wanted to know is whether i can upgrade the RAM of this laptop because it has only 4GB RAM in it. can u check my the model number and let me know about it,Thank you

Answer:Regarding the RAM Upgrading

@Ashfaqdilly The manual says for the whole series Two non-customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slots (Intel Core processors)DDR3L-1600 dual channel supportOne non-customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slot (Intel Pentium and Celeron processors)DDR3L-1600 single channel supportDDR3-1333 Dual Channel Support (DDR3L-1600 downgraded to DDR3L-1333) (for Intel BayTrail-M)Supports up to 8 GB of system RAM in the following configurations:? 8192-MB total system memory (8192×1) or (4096×2)? 6144-MB total system memory (4096×1) + (2048×1)? 4096-MB total system memory (4096×1) or (2048×2)? 2048-MB total system memory (2048×1) Your machine uses Intel® Core? i5-6200U with Intel® HD Graphics 520 (2.3 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) CPU      http://support.hp.com/my-en/product/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/9329955/model/10761876/document/c050309... therfore you can use information from the red lines above. Regards.

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hi i have HP Notebook - 17-x115dxcpu  Intel Core i7 @ 2.70GHz Kaby Lake-U/Y 14nm Technology motherboard HP 81FF (U3E1) OS Windows 10 Home 64-bitRam  8gb(2x4)    i have 2 ram slotsMyQuestion    what is the total ram that  i can upgrade  ie is it 8gb or 16gb or 32 gb ?

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Supports up to 16 GB of system RAM in the following con?gurations? 16384-MB total system memory (8192×2)? 12288-MB total system memory (8192×1) + (4096×1)? 8192-MB total system memory (8192×1) or (4096×2)? 6144-MB total system memory (4096×1) + (2048×1)? 4096-MB total system memory (4096×1) or (2048×2)

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Hello. I have purchased a HP ENVY X360 M6 CONVERTIBLE from Amazon an year ago and have recently added HP Carepack to extend to an additional 2 YEAR PICKUP & RETURN SERVICE. My laptop came with 8GB RAM by default and there is an additional RAM slot. I would like to add an additional 8GB RAM but the RAM slot on this particular model is not easily accessible by user. I would like to know if HP can perform RAM upgrade or if there is any place like BestBuy which can assist in RAM upgrade without voiding current warranty?

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Question: upgrading

windows Messenger and windows live.com. Can not log into my windows messenger nor my windows live accounts When I try to reset using my phone no. it never sean me a code, it gave me a error code (80048821:)but won't let me use it, how can the problem be fix, I've been blocked out four more than a week now, tried to fix problem myself!Mod Edit: Removed user account data from post, personal data should not be made public in forums ~ Hamluis.

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Worth a look, http://mynetx.net/536/messenger-problems-signin-error-80048821-forgotten-password .

Louis

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I run Windows XP Service Pack 3. Here is my problem. I tried to update to IE 8. What a mess. Links didn't work. I couldn't even type in the addresses in the address bar for it to work. Worse still, my HP scanner no longer worked, so I uninstalled IE 8 and everything returned to normal.

Next, I tried to install IE 7. Not quite as big a mess but still my scanner didn't work. Again I uninstalled and everything went back to normal.

Putting so much pressure on me to update my browser is making me nervous. Why do I have to update anyway? OK others tell me to upload Modzilla. I've done that and it's fine but so many things are missing - boomarks for both Google and Yahoo. Besides, you get used to the look and feel of a browser.

Can I just keep using IE6 or will something bad happen if I do?

Answer:Upgrading IE from 6 to 7 or 8

IE6 is pretty insecure. Not to say something bad will happen if you continue to use it, but something bad could happen.Putting in a bit of a plug for (Mozilla) Firefox here:OK others tell me to upload Modzilla. I've done that and it's fine but so many things are missing - boomarks for both Google and Yahoo. Besides, you get used to the look and feel of a browser.You can actually import a lot of settings and data (including favorites), from IE into Firefox. Importing favorites and other data from Internet ExplorerThe only thing I don't think you'll be able to compensate for is the "look and feel" of IE that you mentioned. But if you're determined, you'll adjust pretty quickly. Firefox is very user friendly, and any questions you have you can probably get answered here in the forums. Hope that helps,~Blade

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I have had browser and non access to specific sites problems ,so considered upgrading to IE7 or even IE8 ; for anyone else in a similar boat and floundering problem is those browsers do not like Windows 98se http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer_7IE7 IE7 System Requirements:Computer/Processor:Computer with a 233MHz processor or higher (Pentium processor recommended)Operating System:Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)Windows XP Professional x64 EditionWindows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)For IE8 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-...rt/call-us.aspxFor consumersSupport for Internet Explorer 8 installation, set-up and usage is available via the phone based on your locale. Customers must be running Windows XP or Windows Vista in a non-domain environment.I go back to Plan BNetscape Not quite the option I wanted but still it does connect to the required sites...or does at present Just thought I would throw this in 'for information purposes' ; you never know who it may help

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I have the Toshiba L305-S5945

Can I get a reminder list of what to save before I start downloading it please?

Also will I need to save my emails from the MS email client or will it simply transfer to whatever new email MS is providing with win10?

Answer:Upgrading to win 10

There is no upgrade path from Vista so you will have to do a clean install. Backup all data you cherish, save the installation keys for any software you wish to reinstall and go for it!!

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Question: Upgrading RAM

My computer came with 8GB of memory and I would like to know if I can upgrade to 16GB and if there is a specific brand of DDR4 SDRAM I should use for best results.  Also, is there a YouTube video with instructions for installing the memory? 

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@Pat_Curry Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Your laptop comes in different models -- some of which only have one memory slot, while others have two. Here is the link to the Maintenance and Service Guide for your PC:  http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05122688 Instructions for disassembling the laptop to get at the memory modules start on page 49.Good Luck

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what is the Maxmuim limit of RAM (GB) Can it Handle ?!!HP Pavilion g6-2290se Notebook PCnow it is 4GB and i want 8GB can I ?!!

Answer:Upgrading

HI. Memory 2 customer-accessible/upgradable SODIMM slots: DDR3-1600 MHz Dual Channel support for a Next Generation Intel Core processor DDR3L-1600 MHz Dual Channel support for a Next Generation Intel Core processorDDR3-1333 MHz Dual Channel Support (DDR3-1600 MHz downgrade to DDR3-1333 MHz)Supports the following configurations up to 8 GB: 8192 MB total system memory (4096×2) (No support for 32 bit OS) 6144 MB total system memory (4096×1 + 2048×1) (No support for 32 bit OS) 4096 MB total system memory (4096×1 or 2048×2) 2048 MB total system memory (2048×1) Make use of this scanner to see the compatible chips:http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/systemscanner Manual service:http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03593041 Regards.

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Question: Upgrading RAM

I still have the original RAM in my P7-1226s.  I need to upgrade to use some new software.  While I can do the upgrade myselft I have two questions.  What do I need to purchase?  How much RAM can I add?

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@poppyw 16.0 GB maximum installable memory using4GB Modules. Actual available memory thatcan be used in Windows will be less. 240-pin DDR3-DIMM? PC3-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3-SDRAM? Unbuffered, non-ECC (64-bit) DIMMs? 1.5 V memory only Look at page 15. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03359399 REO

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Question: Upgrading to Win 7

When you use the Win 7 upgrade while within WinXP, will it completely format the HD so if there's a few bugs (spyware/malware) they'll go away?

Just making sure before going through the upgrade. Thanks!

Answer:Upgrading to Win 7

I don't believe it'll let you upgrade from within XP at all, you can only do a clean install. Somone correct me if i'm wrong though ;)

If you re-format your HD, then install Windows 7, it should (in theory) wipe everything.

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I ant to upgrade the ram in my R50 1830-BU3 that I just got on ebay. At present it has 512 of memory and I want to get 2 banks of 1 GB each, What kind do I need to get? Thanks Bill 

Answer:upgrading ram in my R50

Welcome to the forum! You need PC2700 (DDR333) laptop RAM. Hope this helps.

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I think I'm going to buy one with an HDD, install a 256gb mydigital m.2 and put the lenovo recovery partition on the m.2, then replace the HDD with a 512gb crucial mx100 and restore from the m.2 to the mx100. Then I'll keep the m.2 as a backup for critical data and for the lenovo recovery partition.Or should I just clone the HDD using Acronis or something?

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Hi All, I recently just bought a ThinkPad Yoga 15 with a 120GB SSD. I bought a 500GB SSD that I was hoping to swap into it but I know that the Product Key for Windows 8 is located in the BIOS. Has anyone had any luck or have any tips on how to get Windows 8.1 back onto the new SSD? I haven't had much luck getting an image of 8 without the product key.

Answer:Upgrading SSD on TPY

Hi,
 
Just make recovery media and use that to reinstall?  Shouldn't be a big deal.
 
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Methodology to create Recovery Media and reload a Lenovo system with Microsoft Windows 8 preload
 
A few ways to approach drive migration (written for T450s):
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Community-Spotlight/ThinkPad-T450s-SSD-migration-amp-OS-Installation-Cl...
 
Z.

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Question: Upgrading HD

The factory drive in my X60T was rather small.  I purchase a larger one from Lenovo, along with the carrier to plug it into the DVD slot on the docking bay.  I would like to switch the smaller internal drive with the new, larger one so that I can carry around more storage space.  How can I do that and retain all of the software, files, settings, etc. from the factory drive?  Since most of the software came pre-installed, I do not have discs to reinstall everything on the new, larger drive.

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There is the backup utility with which you can back up your whole drive, but i'm not sure if that includes all the software (and making it possible to recover all the software rather than having to reinstall it all) ...  I'm interested to know about this.   .....Anyone?

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Question: upgrading ram

I need to upgrade my ram, it came with a default of 4gb of ram but I need more ram as I need to run VMs. I believe that it supports 16 gigs of ram though I'm not sure of it. I need to add one more stick of 4 gigs but I cannot find any easy access opening.

Answer:upgrading ram

It has two memory slots since your model uses an Intel i7 processor. Here is the Service Manual: Manual See p. 39 for removal of the bottom cover and then jump to p. 46. There is no easy access panel but at least you do not need to remove the motherboard to upgrade the RAM as on some other models. The Manual says maximum of 8 gigs but that is in one slot and you can install an 8 gig DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM in each slot for a total of 16 gigs.  This is the HP Part No. for an 8 gig module which you do not have to buy as such but it should have all the same specs: 693374-005  This is low density memory, with 8 black blocks on the side of the chip. Good luck and post back if you have any more questions. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hello, I have the thinkpad X60 and would like to change the T2400 core duo to a new generation intel CPU like the T8500 or T9500. Is it possible? I can't find any info about the motherboard maximum MHZ or even about the CPU being a socket mPGA or a soldered BGA. A little software (cpuz) shows that my X60 is running a T2400 intel on a mPGA 479 socket, so I should be able to put a new cpu, but how about the compatibility with the motherboard? The bios history on the X60 doesn't mention CPU compatibility. Another question, is there a way to change the graphic card in the X60? Thanks for all informations. charles

Answer:X60 - upgrading CPU and GPU

Welcome to the forum. Bad news here. X series ThinkPads don't have socketed CPUs, their CPUs are soldered to the board. And GPU is an integrated Intel chip, which is also a part of the system board.  The changes can't be made the way you've been thinking about them. You could find a later model system board with a C2D CPU, but that's about it. Hope this helps.

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Question: Upgrading the RAM

I've purchased the option for memory "8 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (1 DIMM)" with my W530. It has the i7 processor and the 180GB SSD (64-bit OS in Windows7Pro). This was all selected upon purchase from Lenovo.  I have quickly found that I need to upgrade this to 16GB or possibly 32GB. I want to try 16GB before hand. If I was to purchase another 8GB 1DIMM, what are the specifications i would need to make this work? Can i just purchase any 8GB 1DIMM at 1600MHz and install in parallel with the original 8GB(1DIMM) that came by default? Or do i have to purchase the same manufacturers and install the same 2 DIMM's 8GB each? And disreagrding price, what would be the best option? And once i purchase this, how do I install? Does anyone have references they can point me to so I can learn how? I really appreciate any help. I am very new to this. 













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Answer:Upgrading the RAM

Lenovo has a great maintenence guide that shows you how to replace just about anything.http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM014941Adding RAM can be done easily by using a #0 Philips head screwdriver and taking the small memory cover off from the bottom of the unit. You will see 2 empty memory slots, and you can put the additional memory in either one. The original memory is in a slot under the keyboard, and you can put an additional module there as well, if you want. The new memory should be the same type (DDR3 SODIMM) and speed (1600 Mhz), but does not have to be the same brand as the existing Samsung module.And you install memory by placing it in the slot at an angle and then pushing it down until it's flat and snaps in place. The maintenence guide has pictures that may help as well.





Thinkpad W530, i7-3720QM, 1920x1080 screen, 32GB RAM, dual SSDs (Samsung 830, Crucial M4 mSATA), Quadro K2000M, 9-cell battery, DVD burner, backlit keyboard, Bluetooth, Intel 6300 wireless card

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Question: upgrading RAM

i'd like to upgrade my RAM from 2GB to 4GB and i called a lenovo tech support advisor to determine exactly what i have in there right now. He gave me part number 43R1969, which is: "2GB SODIMM-DDR3-1066-PC3 8500-CL6" according to google. Unfortunately on the lenovo accessories and upgrades site, my exact part number is not listed, but there are these part numbers that fit similar descriptions to what i have: 43R198855Y207755Y3707 (low halogen) pricing is not an issue. what do I get? Thanks in advance

Answer:upgrading RAM

 yes they are compatible ram just different brand

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Question: Upgrading a GPU?

Hey, I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade my GPU.I have the T500 model, with the Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family as my current GPU.  I've never upgraded a GPU for a notebook computer before so I have no clue as to the practicality or even possibility of the process.nVidia seems to have some nice notbook technologies, would it be possible for me to stick one of their GPUs in my system?

Answer:Upgrading a GPU?

Hey, I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade my GPU.I have the T500 model, with the Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family as my current GPU.  I've never upgraded a GPU for a notebook computer before so I have no clue as to the practicality or even possibility of the process.nVidia seems to have some nice notbook technologies, would it be possible for me to stick one of their GPUs in my system?

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Question: Upgrading CPU

I have an E440 Core i5-4200M 2.5ghz with a 740m. Just wondering if it is possible to upgrade the CPU to a  Cor i7-4702MQ? This is the faster processor as listed on the lenovo site.  Is it possible to simply switch them around or would you need to change all the power input as well?

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Question: Upgrading to SSD

Hi. This may be a straightforward question or not! I've got a ThinkPad Edge E530 and was thinking of changing the hard drive to a Crucial M500 SSD. I'd like to do a clean install so would it just be a case of putting the new SSD in then reinstalling the OS and other settings by booting up the laptop using the recovery media discs that I made when I first got the machine? Thanks.

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my r50 1630 bu3 has  512 for memory at the moment, I am considereing upgrading the memory, should I add just 1 stick of 1 gb ram (the ram will be of mixed brands then) or add 2 igb sticks of matched ram. What kind of speed and performance improvement can I expect? Thanks Bill H 

Answer:upgrading ram in my R50

mixed ram setup is okay, you don't need to match the brand.... you can use the PC-3200 SODIMM ram of most brands... the likely performance increase depends on the state of defragmentation of your files in Harddrive, what CPU you got, and how much files you open at the same time... but on average you can expect a performance increase of around 20% on average if you have multiple windows open... the performance difference between 1.5 gig and 2 gig is around 5 percent.... since at this level much of the performances are CPU limited and somewhat hdd limited (depending on what you are doing). 

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Question: R60 Upgrading CPU

It's a Thinkpad r60 9455WT-W25 with an Intel i945GM Rev.03 motherboard [unsure if the 82801GHM(ICH7-M/U)rev03 part is important too]. It shipped with an Intel Core Duo T2300E processor, which doesn't support 64bit operating systems. This is one of the main reasons I want to upgrade. Any tips on what I should be looking at specification-wise for compatibility? I've checked the manuals and any of the Intel Core 2 should be fine, I think. Top of the line ones can be had off Ebay for <30USD too!













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Answer:R60 Upgrading CPU

Socket M T7xxx, and T5xxx should all be okay. 

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 I bought my wife a Lenovo H50 desktop. It is an i5-4460 with 12gb of ram. I had two questions, first how do I find out what type of motherboard it has? I serached in msinfo32 but it just says Lenovo with no further info. I wanted to upgrade her to a lower-end GPU like a GT-710 or 720 instead of the onboard Intel 4600 HD and wanted to make sure the one I was going to buy is compatible with the motherboard. Or, maybe someone just knows if the H-50 is comptabible with a GT-710/720. Thanks

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Question: R51 Upgrading

I just won an R51 from eBay with no charger, no HDD (but with caddy), 1.73 GHz Pentium M, 1GB DDR2, and a DVD Drive from eBay for under $30. Model # 1847I have a few questions:-Can I fit the SXGA+ screen in it?-Is it IDE or SATA?-Is the Ultrabay battery a good idea? 













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Answer:R51 Upgrading

Welcome to the forum!
 
1847 equals R52, not R51.
 
The drive is IDE/PATA and not SATA.
 
Presuming you could find a new, genuine UltraBay battery and don't mind the weight, why not.
 
Without knowing the full 7-character model number (e.g. 1847-3EU) I really can't answer any other questions.

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Alright I have confirmed I have a Thinkpad R52 1847-2FU 14" with AMD/ATI graphics. It currently has 1GB RAM installed and a Pentium M 1.7 GHz. I ordered it off eBay for $40, bought a 9 cell battery, an Ultrabay 3 cell battery. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-M-770-CPU-2-13-GHz-2M-Cache-Laptop-Processor-Socket-479-Tested... I want to know if this CPU (Socket 478 Pentium M 2GHz, 512KB L2, 400MHz) is compatible with the laptop. Second, I was informed there are 1440x1050 solutions for the R52. However, it appears all the panels are either 15" or only reccomended for the T40. Would I be able to buy a 14" SXGA+ screen for the R52, or can I use the T40 14" SXGA panel in the R51? Finally, what would I expect battery-wise with 12 cells?  













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Answer:14" R52: Upgrading CPU

T4x screens will not work and I believe you have no screen upgrade options. 14" XGA screens on these models (T4x and R5x) need a different cable than SXGA+ screens. A T4x sxga+ panel will not work with your cable and a T4x SXGA+ cable will not fit. (a little too short). A 15" cable is entirely wrong. I believe the CPU will work fine, but a CPU upgrade is often disappointing. You get more benefit by adding RAM or getting a faster disk

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I am going to change to the T9600 (? not sure exact designation right now, but I  I did research compatibility on the Lenovo parts list page). My question is will I need to update or flash the BIOS? Before or after?

Answer:Upgrading CPU

I installed it and it works fine.Thanks for all the sound advice  /^:

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Question: IBM R51 Upgrading

Hi everyone,I bought my trusty IBM R51 (2888) directly from IBM back in 2007. I've never had any problems with it. It was my primary computer for a number of years and then became a Print Server and Back-up storage on my home network until a few months ago. I am a volunteer within the Emergency Management field, and in the spring I received a promotion to a team leader position. I'm looking at my trusty R51 to be used primarily for this volunteer work, so it's not going to be running any fancy games or anything graphic intense. Just a lot of paperwork and maybe some training videos.I've done some research, including reading a number of the posts here, and have decided what I would like to do. I would like any comments, suggests, warnings, etc. I have done some simple upgrades to desktops before, but never a laptop or as extensive.Memory - first thing on the list is to upgrade the 256mb to the full 2GB limitHard drive - the 30gb drive that is in it, just isn't enough. I have been a bit torn between a SSD and a HDD. I like the idea of the SSD being a bit more durable, but the prices are quite high. From what I've been able to find a 256gb SSD is about three times the price of a 250gb HDD. But I've also seen a couple of videos of real world speed comparisons, and there's no question the SSD is incredibly faster. So right now I'm leaning towards the SSD, but might have to limit it to 128gb for affordability.CPU - The current Pentium M 1.6GHz might be acceptable for a while longer... Read more

Answer:IBM R51 Upgrading

Welcome to the forum!
 
My own personal thoughts:
 
Memory: That's a good plan. 2GB will the least you'd need either to run Vista or Win7 or Linux (see more comments below)
 
Hard Drive: PATA SSDs are very expensive (at least last time I checked). But you can try a combination of a mSata SSD and an mSata to IDE adapter. I try to catch some links later today. Also trying to get a 2.5" PATA drive in good shape may get tricky. I don't know the availability on your place, but I can barely get new PATA HDDs around here
 
CPU: I'm not sure about that 2Ghz Pentium M, I don't see it listed as being part of the original config, my main concern would be if the fan can keep it cool enough. I'm also of the opinion that 400Mhz more won't bring a huge increase in performance, but that's just me.
 
CMOS Battery: They're dead cheap just get one or two as backup
 
Fan: I would buy a backup one, as you said your's it's around 7 years old and a good fan won't cost you much either. When you're at it, make sure you buy a good thermal paste like Artic Silver 5 or Artic Cooling MX2/MX4 (these are my favorites ones)
 
Now the OS! That's would be a tough call for me.
 
- Win7 will run, but don't expect a stellar performance, even with 2GB- I don't think Vista will run smoothly (but there are a couple of forum members that may have a different opinion)
- XP will run fine with 2GB, but its support is ended. How much time are you going to ... Read more

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Hello. I have a HP envy m7-j120dx 16gb RAM. I runs Intel HD 4600 GPU. I would like to ask may I upgrade its GPU? Is the intel HD 4600 GPU integrated to motherboard or dedicated? My laptops motherboard number is 720265-501. I ask that question on twitter to HP supprt team ,one of them tell that I can upgrade GPU to Nvidia N14P-GT ( GeForce 750M ) (256Mx16 DDR3 1GHz x 8pcs) . But another one tell me my GPU is integrated to motherboard and it is impossible to upgrade it. Could anybody inform me ?  Thanks in advance

Answer:GPU upgrading

Elvin_1991 wrote:Hello. I have a HP envy m7-j120dx 16gb RAM. I runs Intel HD 4600 GPU. I would like to ask may I upgrade its GPU? Is the intel HD 4600 GPU integrated to motherboard or dedicated? My laptops motherboard number is 720265-501. I ask that question on twitter to HP supprt team ,one of them tell that I can upgrade GPU to Nvidia N14P-GT ( GeForce 750M ) (256Mx16 DDR3 1GHz x 8pcs) . But another one tell me my GPU is integrated to motherboard and it is impossible to upgrade it. Could anybody inform me ?  Thanks in advanceHi,Yes, you can upgrade the motherboard with a dedicated vga such as the 750M. The part number is: 736481-501 (4GB dedicated memory) or 720267-501 (2GB dedicated memory). You will also need a heat sink: 720233-001Manual si here: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03922401.pdf 

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i have tried to to the upgrade to from windows 8 to windows 8.1 which my laptop has prompted me to do frequently. i have made an attempt to do this however when it does attempt i always get an error message stating that i can not upgrade. is there a reason why? also i would like to know how much total ram i can have on my device?

Answer:upgrading ram and OS

jaleman714 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I tried to find product information for the g6-2335es but could not find it, so could you please follow these steps for finding the detailed product number:  Finding Your HP Product Model Number | HP® Customer Support Regarding the failing Win8.1 upgrade, it would help if you posted the actuall error you're getting, not just telling us it fails. IF you're trying the upgrade through Windows Update, and that has a problem, you might be able to fix it following the instructions here:  Download WindowsUpdateFixer - MajorGeeks We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks  

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Question: Upgrading?

Is it possible for me to upgrade my current Intel Core Duo Processor T9400 @ 2.53GHZ to an I7? Also if I upgraded what difference would that make on the laptop? And lastly, is it possible to change my graphics card? Thank you.

Answer:Upgrading?

no you can't unfortunately, also graphics card wise only the W70x machines had a removable graphics card, the other ThinkPad uses a soldered on solution. But you can consider the eGPU solution.

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Short question is, how do I get my windows 10 product key so I can do a fresh install from a new HDD?

Long question. After upgrading from windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 pro. I'm told all I need to do is to create a media ISO & burn to DVD by downloading the ISO using the media creation tool. Ok, sounds fine but what if & this is a likely if my laptop finally dies & I decide I want to buy a cheap second hand one that comes with no OS or one thats not genuine. Normally I would just install my Win 7 on it & activate perfectly fine. But how do I do this with windows 10? I was searching the web & I saw someone say you have to re install your original windows, upgrade & then make a media ISO using the tool & burn to DVD. Then boot from CD to do a fresh install. Surely if I've upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 legally, I no longer need to bother with my windows 7 or its product key? & if so, how on earth can it be linked to my windows 7 upgrade if I have no product key to enter?

If someone could explain this to me, that would be great!

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I just want to know if I upgrade from W7 to W10 will all of my applications be removed (eg. do I have to re-install all my apps)?

Answer:Upgrading from 7 to 10

When you do the upgrade just chose the option to "keep all personal files and apps" (i think its the default option anyway) and you should be fine.
I haven't has an issue.

This guide may help you upgrade too - Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

Regards,
Jamie

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Hi there

If you think upgrading from W7 to W10 is bad - just be thankful you don't have to do a CLEAN install of W7 on a system that's never had W7 on it before, apply updates and then get the free upgrade to W10. Especially if you are on reasonably modern hardware.

I decided that I needed my desktop for W10 RTM -- so I had a W7 Ultimate old TechNet system with SP1 ISO unused plus its key.

I thought I'd install that and then upgrade.

What a mess -- apart from having to run a LAN cable from router (the wireless usb receiver wouldn't work on W7 initially) it needed 199 updates (nearly 1GB) plus around nearly 1 hrs of install time before the W7 system was able to receive a prompt for the free upgrade !!!. The W10 upgrade went vey smoothly from that point though.

DON'T DO THIS unless you really have to. If you've got a W7 system already OK but going back to W7 on a modern system that's never had W7 installed is a REAL PAIN --however you do eventually get a FREE update so it saves 199 USD -- just be prepared to wait a LONG time to complete W7 install / update and update to W10.

I did the same thing on another machine using an unused W8,1 licence -- took around 25 mins !!!

Both machines now running RTM and activated --finally !!!.

Lucky it was Sunday !!!.

(BTW the desktop was running a WORK Enterprise W8.1 system so I couldn't use that to convert to private use with W10 PRO RTM. That's why I had to install W7 to get the free upgrade).

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:If you think Upgrading from W7 to W10 is BAD !!!!!

My daughter gave me an old Acer Aspire One netbook (1.6Ghz N270 Atom processor, 1.5GB RAM) that she didn't want anymore. It had Win 7 Pro on it but I don't think she had EVER applied any updates. I wanted to try running the Win 10 upgrade on it but first had to install hundreds of updates, including SP1. I never did get the prompt for the upgrade so used the MS supplied MediaCreationTool to do the upgrade. Other then it taking 2.5 hours to complete, it was painless and the netbook is now happily running Win 10 Pro without any issues.

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I currently have 8.1 x64 Uefi/Gpt, and am downloading my GWX windows 10 update (I just checked on it and there is an error code - I want to finish my question tho). When I install Windows 10, what happens to the extra partitions on my boot drive (e.g. EFI, Restore tools and Restore image) - do they get updated to windows 10 versions, do I get more extra partitions, or what.

Also, I've read that Win 10 does away with the restore image partition. So if I find I still have one after the update, can I destroy it?

Answer:upgrading 8.1 to 10

From what I understood it if you have an preinstalled brand name computer ( HP, Dell, Toshiba and so on ) the hidden partition stay intact . So if you were to upgrade to 10 you have 30 days to roll back but that has nothing to do with the hidden partition . After 30 days you will no longer be able to roll back . There a windows old folder which is for the roll back under the C drive but once the 30 days are gone it gets deleted . Though, if you ever wanted to reinstall the original factory OS you can because your hidden partition should still work regardless . Your best bet would be to get assistance from MS and be sure, right ? Either call or chat with them

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I don't want to lose my Windows 7 so I have Windows 2000 Full, Vista upgrade, Windows 7 upgrade, Windows 8 upgrade, so I figure I somehow put in Windows 8 upgrade however I get a message saying "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style" I think I know why is because I had the BATA Windows 10 on this disk and I can't delete 2 of the partitions. What can I do?

Answer:Upgrading?

Do you have two disks and you are trying to install Windows 8 on the second disk? The problem is the you have an UEFI Bios, and however you got into Windows 8 setup, you got into it in legacy boot mode. You need to boot Windows 8 in UEFI mode. Some BIOS let you choose legacy or UEFI mode

If you want to keep your Windows 7 the best way is to image it using Macrium Reflect.

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My computer has been "Working on it" now for about 8 hours and I don't think it is going to upgrade so I wonder what could be the problem. It's a laptop on a Gig wireless network.

Answer:Upgrading

We are wondering as well. I mean, you can turn the PC off, wait a bit and turn it on again to see, if it continues.

I have read that after failing at the same place three times, it should revert to the old OS - however, I don't know, if this is the case everywhere in the installation process, so I don't know, if that is what is going to happen. I would just try...

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Just moved over from the Win 7 forum

I have a dual boot up system on my pc with two separate drives, the first is 32 bit for running one program my old Autocad which is stored on an external drive. This allowed me to do a clean install for the 32 bit O/S and it works very well in fact the Autocad program is faster.

However my second drive contains Win Ultimante 64 bit and loads of programs and is only suitable for an upgrade. I have tried three times twice using the upgrade on the pc and the third time using a purchased down load burning an iso disk.

On all three attempts I arrived at the "WELCOME BACK" page but on activating the next button my welcome back ceased with a frozen screen. Then on all three occasions I rebooted and tried other "Advance Options" every option went to the "Select Keyboard" page but again it was frozen, Neither of the two "Restore Options" functioned both coming up with error messages, so I ended up restoring using my repair disk.

It would appear a clean install works well but so called upgrades leave a lot to be desired.

Any advise would be gratefully received.

Answer:Upgrading

Ken Davison said:

... It would appear a clean install works well but so called upgrades leave a lot to be desired.



That's in line with the general consensus here -- while the Upgrade usually works, it leaves a lot of stuff left over from the previous OS. A clean-install, after confirming that Win10 has been Activated, clears out all that stuff.

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Well i've read some post's regarding my Droid phone but this would also relate to my computer's.People are talking about upgrading the ROM and the way they describe it, it seems as if you don't need new hardware.And i was wondering what you might benefit from doing so.Also if anyone know's what are the benefits from rooting a phone and can it be done to a PC? TY

Answer:Upgrading ROM

Seems like this would be better posted in the gadgets/cellphone forum.

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1- I want to buy new budget graphic card that support directx 12.
2- do you think I need to upgrade something else ( your thoughts please)

System Spec

Computer type:PC/Desktop
OS: win10
CPU:i-7 2600k @3.4 ghz
Motherboard: z68xp-udp
Memory:corsair 8 gb ddr3
Graphics Card(s):
HD 6970
Hard disk:
samsung SSD 840 pro

thank you for your help

Answer:Need help upgrading my PC

How much data on and what size of SSD?

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Hi
Does my PC config allowed me to upgrade Intel i5 from Core2duo.
How to select a Mid-lavel graphics a card Price between 2000INR to 3500 INR ( 62.15 INR = 1 Doller )
My Configs:
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz
Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Graphics Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset
 

Answer:Help for upgrading my PC

suma said:


Hi
Does my PC config allowed me to upgrade Intel i5 from Core2duo.
How to select a Mid-lavel graphics a card Price between 2000INR to 3500 INR ( 62.15 INR = 1 Doller )
My Configs:
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz
Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Graphics Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express ChipsetClick to expand...

That chipset has been around since 08' depending on that little bit of info, i would say, personally, i would not bother with what would appear to be an older motherboard ect, i would either build fresh, or go buy...
 

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Can someone please verify if I can upgrade my processor to a
|Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz L2 Cache 6MB| I have all the info you need in this picture as to I have no idea how to find this out. I'm not even sure if this is the right site to be asking this! Include pricing on this E8600 please! I made the pic real small not to make page uploads slow...

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Hi -

I would suggest that you run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor --> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...e-advisor.aspx

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I know you can't do an upgrade for 32 bit to 64 bit windows. Currently I'm using windows 7, but when that runs out, I've got vista home 32 bit, and would like to be able to get the 64 bit version. Now, as I can't "upgrade" it like I could with other 32 bit versions, would there be any way to do a sort of exchange? i.e. is there any way to get the 64 bit version, legally, without paying ?150 for a whole new installation disc?

Answer:upgrading 32 bit to 64 bit

at this time win7 will not run out until June 2010 though starting in March 2010 it will reboot every two hours.

As far as the cost associated with upgrading from 32 to 64. It depends, vista 32 came with your computer, then you will have to purchase an upgrade. If you purchase an oem or student version of vista 32 you will have to purchase the upgrade version.

If you purchased the retail version then you may be able to do an exchange but you will have to contact microsoft..

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Question: Upgrading

Hey all.

I'm planning on buying my grandparents a new computer since they're still using 98
Problem:
They have a lot of word documents in excel, publisher etc, that we cannot lose. These are all in a really old version of MS Office for 98.
Is it simple enough to copy them from a floppy to the new PC and just install the 2007 MS Office and would they open in this new version?

There's no arguing about just re-writing the files and wiping the old PC, I've never used Vista before but I cannot find a PC with XP anywhere even though I'd prefer to buy one without Vista. So I don't know if these files or if Office is even compatible with it (From what i've heard vista isn't compatible with much at all..)

Finally - I have an OEM version of XP Pro, If I buy a PC with Vista is it as simple as inserting the disk and doing a clean install of XP and forgetting Vista?

Thanks :)

Answer:Upgrading

Hi,
Welcome to TSF.
Office 2007 can read and use older Office files.
First, if your OEM version of XP has been used before, it typically cannot be transfered to a different computer.
But the bigger problem may be that XP drivers will not be available for the new computer. You would have to check with the manufacturer.

Paul

Paul

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Hi guysNeed your help with this!Looking to upgrade my 128gb sddAcer have a Kingston 256gb in their devicesI've since found out the Kingston brand is not as reliable as the Crucial SSDs.Fun fact: Crucial is a division of Micron, the 2nd largest Ram manufacturer in the world.I was wondering if anyone has used their sdds as an upgrade and if you've had any troubles with them?Also wondering if someone could give me the steps to doing thisI was planning to clone my old sdd onto my new oneAny help would be greatly appreciatedHere's the link to the sddshttp://www.upgradeable.com.au/msata-ssd.html

Answer:Upgrading SDD on S7 392

I use a crucial 2.5 inch ssd in one of my desktops.  So far so good.The only thing I did before I installed the SSD was....1. Backed up all my important files2. Made a factory default recovery drive.3. Updated the BIOS on my computer Obviously installing a 2.5 inch SSD on a desktop is a lot easier than a msata on a laptop.  I've heard good things about the crucial mx200....and it comes with free cloning software.....at least it does here in U.S. Here's some links: http://community.acer.com/t5/2014-Archives/Acer-S7-392-SSD-Upgrade/td-p/234714 http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers http://community.acer.com/t5/Knowledge-Base/Windows-7-Recovery-options/ta-p/59667 http://community.acer.com/t5/Knowledge-Base/Windows-8-Recovery-options/ta-p/60811

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I am planning to buy ram because my laptop only have 2gb thus it lags especially when browsing many tabs and openning 3 apps simultaneously. I need some advice regarding how hard it is to install it manually. My laptop model is Acer E5-473-P3NZ













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You need a complete disassembly to upgrade the RAM. Follow the video for instructions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zasOztSbYho

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I want to know how many ram slots are there inside my Acer Aspire E14 (E5-471-32HE) , I saw a video of acer aspire e5-471-34VN, we almost have the same laptop, I think i saw in his video that his laptop has a 2 slots for ram, but he just replace his 1 ram with another ram. are there really 2 slots for my laptop( Acer Aspire E14 (E5-471-32HE) )? Should I replace the default ram installed with a new ram or just add a new ram in another slot if my laptop has 2 slots for ram... please help me...













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Hey, I got a Satellite l10-323, and I am wondering if I can uprgrade my RAM? I have 512mb and I would like to have another 512.
Does anybody know?

Answer:Upgrading RAM on L10-323

Hi,

it's no problem to upgrade RAM. You can use this memory module: PC2700 512MB (PA3312U-1M51)

Bye

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hi every one
 
can i upgrade from win 7 to win 8.1 without re-installing my all  applications and games ??
 
thanks

Answer:upgrading from win 7 to win 8.1

What does the Microsoft.com information state, regarding this?  Any time you do a upgrade, the new edition will store the old info in Windows.old.  Personally you are better to just stick with Windows 7, not even touch 8.1.  You will find that stuff runs better on Windows 7.

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Question: upgrading to win 7

I'm new here so, not sure about what I need. My computer crashed. I had win XP Home on it. I decided to get win 7 ultimate and put on computer. I have a main HD and a slave drive. Do I have to put new OS on both drives or just the main? Both drives are 120G and I have 1.5G memory installed. I know I might need more memory sooner or later, but can't afford it right now.

Also what anti-virus and spyware do you recommend? I was using malwarebytes and AVG free with spybot S&D. Will they work with win 7?

Answer:upgrading to win 7

You install Windows on one (main) drive only.With 1.5GB of RAM, you should be OK (2GB would be better).As for security programs...Spybot is a tool of the past.I don't recommend AVG anymore since ver. 8.0 It became a hog with number of other problems.Your options:- Avira free antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1/avira..._antivirus.html- Avast! free antivirus: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html- free Comodo Internet Security (firewall + AV): http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/NOTE. During installation, Comodo will also allow you to install AV only, or firewall only, if you prefer to combine one Comodo product with some other product.If you decide to install Avast, or Avira, make sure, Windows firewall is turned on, or use Comodo firewall..If you decide to install Comodo Internet Security, or just Comodo firewall, make sure, Windows firewall is turned off.IMPORTANT! Make sure, you use only ONE antivirus, and ONE firewall.===========================================================================Antispyware tools:- SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition: http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html- Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (trial version is fully functionable): http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

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Hello, im trying to upgrade my RAM sense this RAM is 8years old, i dont really need more RAM but was looking for faster RAM. I bought Ripjaws DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 1.50v PC3-12800 4Gx2 intel XMP ready. i took the 3 old RAM sticks out and put in the 2 new ones in the 2 blue ports. the computer wont boot and beeps 1 short 1 long over and over. How can this problem be solved?

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Question: Upgrading the GPU

Hi, Recently i've been searching for a GPU upgrade for my system and I found the AMD RX 460. Now, what I want ask is, can iIupgrade my system without worrying about any BIOS locks or any other sort of things?  Thanks

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Question: Upgrading my PC

What should i spend my money on to upgrade my pc component wise?

Motherboard: M5A78L-M USB3 http://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/M5A78LMUSB3/

CPU: AMD FX-4130 http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX-4130-4-Core-Processor/dp...

GPU: MSI RADEON HD 7770 http://uk.msi.com/product/vga/R7770PMD1GD5.html#hero-ov...

PSU: 750W ALPINE http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpine-Quiet-Silent-Power-Suppl...

RAM: 1xINTEGRAL 8GB 1600MHZ http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-desktop-memo...

SSD: KINGSTON V300 120GB http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Technology-120GB-Solid...

HDD: WD GREEN 1.5TB http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-3-5-inch...

OS:WIN 8.1 64BIT

I have around £140 to spend but that could be increased due to selling the replaced components
 

Answer:Upgrading my PC

A better video card would be a great idea but that would cost you nearly $200 alone and the psu needs replacing period because it is poor quality and will damage other components as it degrades. A nice Cpu upgrade would be to an FX 8320 and a video card would be Radeon R9 280 X:
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-3GB-2xMini-Graphics-GV-R928XOC-3GD/dp/B00FONITA6
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-FD8320FRH...F8&qid=1425237446&sr=1-1&keywords=AMD+FX+8320
then add in the Psu and this is way more than you want to spend so maybe just do the Psu and the Cpu?
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Wired-Bro...&qid=1425237539&sr=1-1&keywords=xfx+550+watts
Yo0u don't need the 750 watts but what you do need is a quality Psu which is why I am showing you less wattage but better quality Psu.
 

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