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Windows 7: PSU/mobo compatible???

22 Jun 2011   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

The old psu did in fact have the 4-pin connector, actually.
The front panel had each regular old individual color-coded wire end contained in a singular black connector piece, seen here:

You're right that 250W wasn't enough, anyway, though.

I unfortunately embarked upon this thinking it'd be a simple matter of mobo & cpu. Nope. First, the ram. Next, how to plug 2 IDE ribbon cables into a board with only 1 connector, but 4 SATAs. Then the front panel connector problem. Combined with the psu.
I ended up getting 4GB of RAM, an IDE to SATA converter (that I ended up not using since the HDD wouldn't turn back on - luckily an old 1 from my dad was laying around, SATA, & worked), and a new PSU of 350W and "unconventionally" held in. I was asking myself that same question this morning-- at this point, why not just get a new case?!

Finally! It is all up and running & I'm installing XP MCE, updates, and all our apps again on it as we speak...

I'll be going crazy after that learning how to dualboot it with Win7. I asked my sister and mom if they would like Win7-- my sister freaked cuz apparently she doesn't like her school-issued tablet that has Win7, and my mom said, "XP is fine. We don't need all that. I like how XP is." "But you can't take care of XP. It'll control where you save stuff--" "I'm fine with saving stuff." "But then you can't FIND it again!" So, these people NEED 7. A dual boot will ease them into it. I do realize my dad is a lost cause- but with reason. This computer is also a backup for his work-from-home, er, stuff.

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