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Windows 7: I want to put my hard drive into another Pc and use it to boot

06 May 2015   #51
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You can if it has the right cable connections, if it will fit, and if it has enough power to run that rig. There should be a label on the side of both power supplies that tell you how many watts and amps each one have.


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06 May 2015   #52
Not A Robot

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

sweet, I'll go take a look now thanks
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06 May 2015   #53
Not A Robot

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

alright my IBM pc says it has 200w max
then the other pc says 600w on the side
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06 May 2015   #54
Not A Robot

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What if its 650w, will that blow my computer up
I saw a 650w one on Trade Me (New Zealand's Ebay)
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06 May 2015   #55
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

A higher wattage power supply will not blow up your pc.

Buy a Power Supply from a company like EVGA, Corsair, Thermaltake, or Cooler Master, not Ebay.

EVGA - Products - EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS Power Supply - 220-GS-0650-V1


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07 May 2015   #56
Not A Robot

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

oh ok so what about lower wattage
also are you sure it wont do anything bad to my pc if it is higher wats
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07 May 2015   #57
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

As long as the highest rating is above what that computer uses, it won't matter how much higher. A power supply only pulls as much wattage as the computer is demanding. The rating is the max it is capable of. If the PSU's max rating is too low, then you have a problem, it is not capable of running it.

We can't tell you how much power you need because we have no idea what hardware is in it.
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07 May 2015   #58
ignatzatsonic

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A non-defective 200 watt PSU with the proper cables and connections should at least start that PC and let it run at idle.

A higher watt PSU would not hurt anything.

We don't even know what CPU that thing has, but it's likely a Core2Duo of some type.

BUT, BUT, BUT----we have too little info, you apparently have no known good parts to swap in, and little to no experience. So we are mostly just flying blind and making wild guesses. Not a good idea.

For all we know, all of your major parts could be good. Or bad.

Exchanging posts and rank experimentation is not the ideal way to resolve your problems.

You need someone with some knowledge to put his hands on that PC and evaluate it. A friend, a shop, or a stranger off the street.

If you can't or won't do that, you may eventually figure things out by sheer trial and error, but it's a very time-consuming and inefficient way to attack the problem. But a lot of people started like that and gradually expanded their knowledge---purely by tinkering.

As long as you don't start opening up power supplies, you aren't likely to hurt yourself, so be my guest.
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07 May 2015   #59
Not A Robot

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

ok thanks
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07 May 2015   #60
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Not A Robot View Post
ok thanks
You're an inquisitive guy.

Buy a book or go to your local library.

Look for a a beginner's book on PC building and troubleshooting.

Not one of those 1000 page "Bibles" that tries to cover everything. Get something shorter that was published in the last 3 or 4 years.

Or---you can find web sites that are dedicated to PC building that will walk you through the basics. Use Google to find 3 or 4 of them and go from there.

You need to have some basic understanding of the parts and how they fit together before sites like this one will begin to be useful to you.

Here's a guide from Intel on how to put together a Conroe era PC, which appears to be what you have:

Desktop Boards — Building Your Computer

It's a start.

Here's another that used to be pretty good:

Build Your Own PC - PCMech
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