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Windows 7: Promoting the PC

22 Feb 2015   #1
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Promoting the PC

Hello all,

I work on a PC with the following specs. I'm going to promote it, that is, make its performance higher and faster and better than before!

This is my plane:
1- Since my HDD has worked two years until now, and the lifetime of HDDs are limited and low, so I'm going to replace it with a new one, this time, a 1TB.
2- purchasing an SSD drive and install it on the mobo to works along with the new H.D.D
3- Replacing the 4GB RAM with an 8GB one or purchasing another 4GB and install it beside the previous 4GB.
4-Installing Win 7 x64.

Is it the plane you would do it if you were me?
Thanks.




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22 Feb 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sounds perfect , 8 GB total is fine.

May I recommend:

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

or

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 250GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

And wouldn`t ya know, the prices on both those SSD`s just wnet up. The 250 GB was only $109 for awhile.
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22 Feb 2015   #3
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply.
I want to install the Win 7 on the SSD (to get its advantages for the OS) and use the HDD as a storage for keeping other materials.
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22 Feb 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Of course

Tip: Do not add the hard drive until after you have installed windows on the SSD.
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22 Feb 2015   #5
LeonardKonrad

7 Ultimate x 32
 
 

What about the cost, cost for upgrade.

Sometimes buying a new PC may worth more than this,
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22 Feb 2015   #6
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thanks again mate

Just one matter, what SSD with what specifications do I need to purchase to be fitted on the mobo with no conflict issue with the new HDD? The ones you mentioed (Samsung)?
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22 Feb 2015   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

As long as there are sata ports on the motherboard, you don`t have to buy anything.

Maybe a sata data cable if you don`t have one, and you have to have a sata power cable coming from the power supply.

If all your power supply has is 4 pin molex connectors then you buy an adaptor.
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22 Feb 2015   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You might need a mounting bracket (3.5 -> 2.5) to mount an SSD in a HD bay.
You might need a power cable adapter or extension if your PSU does not have an available SATA power cable that is long enough.

I recently upgraded an old PC to an EVO and needed both.
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22 Feb 2015   #9
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thank you all very much.
I appreciate all of your answers
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22 Feb 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

A mounting bracket is really unnecessary if you don`t have the money, you can just use velcro to put it anywhere you want.

But here`s is an example of a mounting bracket, but you must have an empty drive bay and the power cable must reach the ssd.

BYTECC BRACKET-250 2.5" HDD/SSD Metal Mounting Kit - Newegg.com

Down the road someday you can always put an i5 cpu in it, that will help alot too

ARK | Intel® Coreā

Post the exact make and model and I will look into it`s upgrade possibilities.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61A-D3 (rev. 2.0)
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