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Advice about whether upgrade is feasible.


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#1 malchico

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 11:58 PM

Following the directions of a moderator about a problem with my computer I went looking for some info and found out that this computer went into service in 2006. Is it possible for me to run Speccy or Belarc, post it here and get advised as to whether or not it is feasible to upgrade it?

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:13 AM

Hi, it is possible to post the Speccy result so we can determine if upgrading the system is feasible but the system being commissioned in 2006 indicates it might not be feasible.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:27 PM

Hope it is ok to do this while I'm trying to fix this.  Is this enough or do I need more info out of speccy? Thanks.
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
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128MB NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (FIC)
Hard Drives
233GB Seagate ST325082 0AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 42 °C
37.3GB Seagate ST340014 AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 38 °C
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ATAPI DVD A DH16A1P ATA Device
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High Definition Audio Device


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

 

Hope it is ok to do this while I'm trying to fix this.  Is this enough or do I need more info out of speccy? Thanks.
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 45 °C
Brisbane 65nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 385MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
First International Computer, Inc. K2MCP61P (Socket AM2 ) 42 °C
Graphics
197S-1 (1280x1024@60Hz)
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (FIC)
Hard Drives
233GB Seagate ST325082 0AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 42 °C
37.3GB Seagate ST340014 AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 38 °C
Optical Drives
ATAPI DVD A DH16A1P ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device

 

Based from the Speccy information, an upgrade is not exactly feasible as the CPU and RAM is difficult to upgrade due to the selection and availability of components. 


>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:34 AM

I agree with Michael, you would probably need to rebuild rather than upgrade the PC as you will be replacing most components.


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:35 AM

You would be replacing components and running into weaker parts that will slow you down and even stop your computer form working, you will be running into the old saying...

 

"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link"

 

Might as well get an upgrade and rebuild and make it even more powerful. :) 


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:13 AM

Thank yall for the advice. I will hang with this one a while.

 

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:32 PM

 

 

Hope it is ok to do this while I'm trying to fix this.  Is this enough or do I need more info out of speccy? Thanks.
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 45 °C
Brisbane 65nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 385MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
First International Computer, Inc. K2MCP61P (Socket AM2 ) 42 °C
Graphics
197S-1 (1280x1024@60Hz)
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (FIC)
Hard Drives
233GB Seagate ST325082 0AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 42 °C
37.3GB Seagate ST340014 AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 38 °C
Optical Drives
ATAPI DVD A DH16A1P ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device

 

Based from the Speccy information, an upgrade is not exactly feasible as the CPU and RAM is difficult to upgrade due to the selection and availability of components. 

 

Been advised that maybe it's OK to change to WIN7. Do you agree? I don't think he was 100% for the idea. Have 3 XP comps and this Vista and a closet full of outdated  paraphernalia. I don't want to open another box of rats here. WIN 7 is $99 and a WIN7 comp on EBAY prob $199. I have the whole SPECCY here that I can send if necessary. Thanks.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:42 PM

You would be replacing components and running into weaker parts that will slow you down and even stop your computer form working, you will be running into the old saying...

 

"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link"

 

Might as well get an upgrade and rebuild and make it even more powerful. :)

What did you mean by that? Get another chip and MB, graphics and Audio? or chuck the computer?



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:08 AM

Welcome back Malchio! You can certainly do a Windows 7 fresh install on your current system as it is capable of running the operating system sufficiently and i highly recommended you do as Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 26 June 2014 - 01:04 PM

Thank you killer.

 

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 04:38 PM

I see a lot of ways to buy Windows 7 The pages are loaded with ways to download in different schemes. I guess I should just buy a legal CD. Someone sent me a link to click on which took me to a page to just buy it for $99. Will you send me that link.?



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 11:15 PM

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM - $99.99


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:25 PM

I almost bought this until I noticed the 64 bit. I opened an account but I am going to wait and see if you think I would be better with 32 or 64 since I don't know #$%^ about this.

¡Now I have to wait until you wake up over there to find out! I am in Texas.



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 02:47 AM

64bit version is needed, in order for Windows to fully recognise the full 4GB of ram whereas 32bit will only recognise around 3.5GB of ram.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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