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Upgrading from Vista 32 to Windows 7 64


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#1 Carlotta

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 09:54 AM

Hi, I am in the process of upgrading my computer software to windows 7 64. While I am upgrading my operating system software, I plan to change out my 2 sticks of 2G ram with 2 sticks of 4G ram. My current RAM is 1067 and I would like to use 1333. I am unsure if this is possible.

My idea is to shut dowm my PC, replace my hard drive, ram and sound card with:

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS Xonar DS 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Audio Card
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

Start my computer with the installation disk from Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Will that work? From everything I read, the RAM is my only concern. Thanks for any advice.

Edited by Carlotta, 02 October 2010 - 10:13 AM.

Vista Premium 32 / Intel Q9450 CPU, 2.66/1333, 12M, 4C Processor / Nvidia Nforce 790i Ultra SLI Motherboard / 2x - Elpida 2GB DDR3 1067MHZ CL7 PC3 8500 / Seagate 500GB SATA 3G 7200rpm 16MB cache NCQ / 2x - Nvidia Geforce 9600GT 512mb overclocked / Soundblaster X-Fi Hendrix / 750 watt oem ATX PSU / 1kW mounting bracket AMTEK power supply / Spyware Doctor and Windows Firewall

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:03 PM

It depends on processor that you have, if you don't have 64-bit processor than you cannot install 64-bit version as I know...

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:02 PM

Windows 7 upgrade advisor telle me that I am good to go for 7 64. I am wondering about the hardware for the upgrade. Any thoughts?
Vista Premium 32 / Intel Q9450 CPU, 2.66/1333, 12M, 4C Processor / Nvidia Nforce 790i Ultra SLI Motherboard / 2x - Elpida 2GB DDR3 1067MHZ CL7 PC3 8500 / Seagate 500GB SATA 3G 7200rpm 16MB cache NCQ / 2x - Nvidia Geforce 9600GT 512mb overclocked / Soundblaster X-Fi Hendrix / 750 watt oem ATX PSU / 1kW mounting bracket AMTEK power supply / Spyware Doctor and Windows Firewall

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 10:22 PM

First of all, welcome to the forums. RAM will automatically downclock itself to the speed in which your motherboard works at. For example, if your motherboard's maximum standard RAM is DDR3-1066 and you install DDR3-1333, your motherboard will downclock it to DDR3-1066 speeds. You should be fine, so long as you use DDR3 and not DDR2 which your motherboard will not operate at, according to your signature. Which motherboard do you have? I ask because Nvidia does not make motherboards though you have them as your motherboard manufacturer in your signature.

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