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Windows 7: Migrating to x64 CPU. What all things should I do ?

14 Jan 2012   #1
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
Migrating to x64 CPU. What all things should I do ?

My existing Intel Core 2 Duo is having probs.. so I planned to build a new CPU at low cost.

Specs:

AMD Athlon X2 260
Biostar N68S3B Motherboard
8GB DDR3 RAM
Liteon DVD writer
ASUS EAH 5450 1GB Gfx card
500GB HDD - Seagate
450w PSU


Thanks in advance


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14 Jan 2012   #2
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Looks good so far, I don't think you'd have many problems. Though it would help if you posted the specific model and brand of the RAM, PSU etc.
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14 Jan 2012   #3
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
Looks good so far, I don't think you'd have many problems. Though it would help if you posted the specific model and brand of the RAM, PSU etc.
Thanks....

RAM - CORSAIR 8GB (This much info i know)
PSU - Mercury 450W
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14 Jan 2012   #4
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

You should be good to go except for one thing. The PSU brand 'Mercury' has been known to make some shoddy power supplies. Although this may not be the case for all their products, to be safe I would go with a reputable brand such as Corsair, CoolerMaster or Thermaltake. If you want a slightly larger list of reputable PSU brands:

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Good Quality: PC Power & Cooling, Cooler Master, SeaSonic, Silverstone, Enermax, Antec, AMS, Corsair, OCZ, Ultra, Thermaltake, Zalman, Sparkle.

Low Quality: A-TOP, Aerocool, APEX, Apevia (Aspire), Asus, ATADC, Athena Power, ATRIX, Broadway, Deer, Delta, Diablotek, Dynapower, EagleTech, Enhance, Enlight, E-Power, FOXCONN, Futurepower, I-Star, In-Win, JPAC, Just PC, Kingwin, Linkworld, Lite-On, Logisys, Masscool, MGE, MSI, NMEDIAPC, Norwood Micro, NorthQ, Powmax, Q-Tec, SFC, Sintek, Shuttle, Skyhawk, Spire, Star Micro, STARTECH, TTGI, Wintech, XION, YoungYear, Zebronics.

Disputed Brands: ABS/Tagan, BFG Tech, Coolmax, Hiper, HIPRO, Mushkin, NZXT, Raidmax/Sigma, Rosewill, Scythe, Sunbeam/Tuniq, Topower, XClio, XIGMATEK.

I would also recommend giving the below thread a read.I realise you're not gettinga new graphics card, nor is your build GPU oriented but the PSU tips are still worth a look.
Planning to upgrade your Graphics Card? Read First...
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14 Jan 2012   #5
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

mmm... thanks for the info...
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14 Jan 2012   #6
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

No worries.

Will you still go with Mercury? Vantec makes good but cheap power supplies for budget builds.
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14 Jan 2012   #7
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
No worries.

Will you still go with Mercury? Vantec makes good but cheap power supplies for budget builds.
no... im not going with mercury... thanks for the list dear...
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14 Jan 2012   #8
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I'm glad I helped. Post back with what you've chosen.
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14 Jan 2012   #9
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JaidynM View Post
I'm glad I helped. Post back with what you've chosen.
sure...
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