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Windows 7: installing Windows using the key that's on the PC case?

08 Mar 2017   #21
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Good luck with those Havoc hope they are reasonably large ones the small ones can be hell to solder in and I have wrecked the printed circuit on a few board too because the this conducting strips can be very fragile.
Plus I would make sure the voltage is correct on the new ones mate a bit over the top is better than exploding ones

Now is there no model numbers on those boards??.


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08 Mar 2017   #22
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I searched for the same rated caps and found them on Amazon. The caps I bought are made by Rubycon.

The board for the 755 has a Dell logo on it but I don't see a model number whatsoever.
There is a bar code that has: DS/N CN-0PU052-74431-81L-045F C/O CN

edit: it's a PU052
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08 Mar 2017   #23
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

The board for the 320 is a UP453
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09 Mar 2017   #24
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate the PU052 board the specs are here and it looks to support 64bit stuff https://www.dell.com/downloads/globa..._techspecs.pdf
If you could you should get one of the Q type processors as at the top of the listing and up to the top speed DDR2 and also to 8GB RAM.
Now my tester machine has simsilar specs and a Q9650 CPU and with a SSD it really does work quite fast considering.

The UP453 is not as good and I ma not sure from this https://www.dell.com/downloads/globa...0techspecs.pdf if it supports 64bit it maybe does the good news is it can support a Pentium processor and 4GB RAM
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09 Mar 2017   #25
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I checked all the caps on the 755 motherboard. There aren't any that are bulging/leaking. So this will be my first rebuild while I wait for the caps to arrive, plus it looks like the better system. I might go to Microcenter this weekend and buy a HDD and memory for it. I'd like to install a floppy drive, I saw one on Amazon.

It also still needs to be cleaned. Blowing it out at work helped but there still are dirty parts.

Which OS should I install? I have Windows 98SE and XP Home coming in the mail. I also have Ubuntu on a thumb drive.
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09 Mar 2017   #26
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Ok mate the PU052 board the specs are here and it looks to support 64bit stuff https://www.dell.com/downloads/globa..._techspecs.pdf
If you could you should get one of the Q type processors as at the top of the listing and up to the top speed DDR2 and also to 8GB RAM.
It currently has A Core 2 Duo E6550 processor.
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09 Mar 2017   #27
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Another question. It says the computer (755) is compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 2. I have System Pack 3. Will there be issues?
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09 Mar 2017   #28
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No.
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09 Mar 2017   #29
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
Another question. It says the computer (755) is compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 2. I have System Pack 3. Will there be issues?
That I couldn't tell you mate I suppose if you have a good back up of the system it would be worth a try. Myself am a fan of cloning a drive and using the clone to test out stuff like that and drives are not that expensive and can be wiped after use and used again.

The CPU is really quite a good one having a reasonable clock speed, 4MB of cache memory, supportd 64bit and the front bus speed very impressive for an older CPU (3/07). The only thing I would be checking would be the temp it runs at when pushed.
https://ark.intel.com/products/30783...z-1333-MHz-FSB

This is a list of those type processors and depending on the board (I haven't checked) you could slip in a speedier processor - I think I mentioned a post or two back I have a Q9650 in a machine I was given and it is the bees knees for a 775 socket core.

You can see the specs if you click on the listings of the cores and once you know what the board will support maybe get another core. I did this when I first started out and it is just real good fun to swap out stuff like that. But it is your choice - and budget I suppose because some of the older cores you will find can be fairly expensive - for example I priced the Q9650 thinking a spare would be good and could only find two and they started at $398!! But it is a thought for you
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09 Mar 2017   #30
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
That I couldn't tell you mate I suppose if you have a good back up of the system it would be worth a try. Myself am a fan of cloning a drive and using the clone to test out stuff like that and drives are not that expensive and can be wiped after use and used again
I can't do a backup or use any other software. Like I said earlier, the hard drives have been removed from the computers (to protect customer info) before I received the them.

I'm probably going to buy a Western Digital 500GB Blue drive for both computers. I'll install Windows XP on the 755 an Windows 98SE on the 320. Maybe install Linux on the 320? Who knows? I sill have to replace the caps on the 320, I don't even know if it works. It boots to BIOS and that's as far as I got.
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