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Upgrading from Windows Vista 32 to 7 64


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#1 Carlotta

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 10:15 AM

This is a duplicate post because I thought it belonged in hardware but I'm not getting any responses so I added it here.

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 - 10:15 AM.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 11:37 AM

It depends on RAM and processor, if you don't have the 64-bit processor, you can do nothing

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 12:04 PM

The windows 7 upgrade advisor indicated that 64 bit for my system is fine. I did include my computer details in the signature of my message.

I would be pleased to provide more info but I don't even have a clue what to provide based on your response. Thanks
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 - 12:10 PM

If the system in question is in your signature block, then yes you do have a 64bit Processor. You can verify this by downloading: CPUZ and looking for EM64T on the main window.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 03:56 PM

Thank you for your response. Yes, I am aware that I have a 64 processor. I am changing out my hard drive, ram and sound card... all of which should pose no risk to do before loading windows 7 64. I wanted to get the opinion of 'experts' on the configuration of the componets I selected. Are they going to improve performance? I think so, but I'm not sure. I thought this was the place to ask such questions. Thanks for any advice.
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 05:02 PM

As for performance gains you will see an improvement. 32 bit vista to 64 Win 7, while adding more RAM will give you a smooth ride, as for upgrading the HD you won't see much if any improvement,




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