My old computer recently began giving me problems. First the Liquid Cooling System stopped working, and after having that replaced with a fan, the computer refused to start. Realizing that this was moving beyond my very limited hardware skills, I decided it was time to upgrade my computer instead of trying to fix the old.
That being said, I'm wanting to salvage and scrape from the old computer to perhaps upgrade the new one.
My new computer (which hasn't arrived yet) is this:
The new computer is going to have a pair of DDR3 8gb, 1600Mhz ram chips,
My old computer has 3 DDR3 4Gb 1333mhz ram chips.
I've done some research and have been told mixing ram chips is not ideal. What I'm not clear on is whether or not this is true when the ram chips stay paired as they are supposed to be. In that case, can the chips be mixed, or does the degredation still occur?
Next, I've not been able to access my Hard Drive. I need to get stuff off of it, is it possible to simply move the drive from the old windows 7 machine into the windows 8 machine without formatting it?