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Windows 7: upgrade to Windows 7

03 Feb 2011   #1
RC48

Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium
 
 
upgrade to Windows 7

Hey all, finally got the new rig up and running great, and have demoted my old workhorse to the basement, its been a great machine and still works great, but would like to upgrade/new install to windows 7, I know I probably will need a new graphics card to rune Aero, and any suggestions on a good cheap (non gamer) to use would be great: here are the specs on my old girl:

2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Hyper-threaded (2 total)

Board: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P4P800 Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz

2560 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

WDC WD1600AAJB-00J3A0 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB)
WDC WD800BB-00JHC0 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB)

SONY DVD RW DRU-800A [Optical drive]
SONY DVD-ROM DDU1621 [Optical drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Tul Corporation, RADEON 9200SE [Display adapter]
ViewSonic VX2235wm-3 [Monitor]

Thoughts?

I dont want to put a lot of money in her, but I dig Windows 7, didnt really see the big deal after using xp for so long, but after using it for a while, I like it much better....



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03 Feb 2011   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It has plenty of memory, and I would think that card could handle basic Aero duties. I've installed Windows 7 on much slower system than that.
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03 Feb 2011   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Seems like the system should have enough oomph to run Win7.

Driver support for the Radeon 9200 is poor, though. It may be possible to run it with XP drivers, but I don't think you'd get Aero Glass.

If you wish to replace it, your main problem is that it's an AGP graphics card. There are some on the market still. The cheapest seem to use the Radeon 3450 chipset. At Newegg, they're over $50. (PCI-E would be cheaper, but those are useless for the P8P800.)
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03 Feb 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

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03 Feb 2011   #5
RC48

Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium
 
 

I have....this wont be an upgrade...clean install, and it already told me my video doesnt have the oompah's to run aero, and even though I dont need it...I WANT it.
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03 Feb 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You will need to find a PCI card with Windows 7 support.
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03 Feb 2011   #7
RC48

Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium
 
 

So hows bout I replace the old Asus MB with this: Newegg.com - ASRock P4i945GC 478 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

on board video capable of running Windows7 and supports my old CPU, RAM and IDE drives.....
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03 Feb 2011   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Does the computer need to run Aero for its intended use?
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03 Feb 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RC48 View Post
So hows bout I replace the old Asus MB with this: Newegg.com - ASRock P4i945GC 478 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

on board video capable of running Windows7 and supports my old CPU, RAM and IDE drives.....
Sounds like old stock.
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03 Feb 2011   #10
RC48

Windows 7 32 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RC48 View Post
So hows bout I replace the old Asus MB with this: Newegg.com - ASRock P4i945GC 478 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

on board video capable of running Windows7 and supports my old CPU, RAM and IDE drives.....
Sounds like old stock.
Of course it is....socket 478?
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