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Windows 7: Using old drive in new computer

19 Jan 2015   #71

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

And guess who recommended it ?

Still a good choice, but let us know if it does what you need.

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20 Jan 2015   #72
Bob Myers

7 home premium 32 bit

it is one of the three recommended in a link on post #35
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21 Jan 2015   #73

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

If you're into Cad You should check here, and put in your Program information and it should give you a list of recommended hardware. Autodesk - Certified Hardware - Find Recommended Hardware

This is something to think about in the future if you're serious about your work, Get a workstation.

Also for CAD the GTX 750 is not for cad. its a cheap alternative to PC gaming, Not workstation. But I guess anything is better than what you've recently been using.

For now if you want you can try these GPU's which work very well. The 5 Best Graphic Cards for Gaming and CAD
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22 Jan 2015   #74
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Their are so many choices.
I would suggest a starting place before one buys anything.

Understand how serious is one going to be about getting a quality product to their customers in a timely fashion. CAD of Video Editing can be done on a bottom shelf computer if quality and the amount of time it takes is no concern.

If timely fashion and quality is really of concern one is going to have to spend a lot of money for computer power. Only the person doing CAD and Video Editing can make that decision.

If one makes the wrong decision their customers will let them know in a heart beat.

It's a difficult decision between dollars invested and expected income of the investment.
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03 Feb 2015   #75
Bob Myers

7 home premium 32 bit

Got my new computer on the desk, loaded my cad/cam. It is night and day difference!

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03 Feb 2015   #76
Bob Myers

7 home premium 32 bit

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640, 2gb DDR3
Intel I 7-3790 processor
Asus b85m-e-csm board
600W power Supply
1T hard drive
samsung 24x writer
8g mem
Windows 7 Enterprise, 64 bit

in the $755 neighborhood.
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03 Feb 2015   #77
Microsoft MVP


Just some observations based on many similar searches done here:

8gb is fine - watch the Resource Manager to see how much you ever use of it vs. the CPU cycles used.

But IMO i7 is really only needed for extreme gaming, video editing, unless some of your mechanical programs would need that sort of power.

The irony is that for the price of i5 you could have added a large SSD and had twice the speed anyway.

I'd still add an SSD the size of your OS and all programs and keep your storage on the HD.
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03 Feb 2015   #78
Bob Myers

7 home premium 32 bit

Is the SSD a Solid State Drive? It is on the horizon, just opted to build better box for now, so when i can afford a drive it will be in a good home
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03 Feb 2015   #79
Bob Myers

7 home premium 32 bit

Thanks to all here who have helped school me without the condescending attitudes I had expected, you folks have been great working with me on this.I should mark this solved, eh?
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03 Feb 2015   #80

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bob Myers View Post
Is the SSD a Solid State Drive? It is on the horizon, just opted to build better box for now, so when i can afford a drive it will be in a good home
Sounds like you did good, Bob.

How much more quickly does the new PC do a job than your old setup? Half the time? Less than that?

Yeah, SSD is a solid state drive. It will speed up stuff like booting, opening programs, virus scans, and help with overall "snappiness"---not sure how much it will help in CAD/CAM directly.

You can buy a good 128 GB SSD for $60 or $70. Windows itself takes up 20 or 30 GB. Don't know how much space your CAD/CAM stuff takes.

Most common thing to do would be to put Windows and applications on the SSD and use your 1 TB hard drive for all storage and personal files.

You could either do a fresh install to the SSD or copy your current C drive to the SSD via "imaging" or "cloning".
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