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Windows 7: New Build with some recycled parts... Questions/Advice! Please

18 Oct 2010   #11
Zeplash

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Definite!!


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18 Oct 2010   #12
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Precisely
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18 Oct 2010   #13
Ballistic

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Thanks
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18 Oct 2010   #14
James Colbert

 
 

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So after installing and getting everything together... I could possibly just turn on my computer without reformatting and doing a clean install... I mean your saying it's not outside of the realm of reasoning that it could all work fine without reinstalling or doing anything more then adding the hdd and letting it go?
Possible, but not optimal. Also possible under those circumstances is the neccessity of a Repair Install

I myself believe it better to start with a clean install.

James
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18 Oct 2010   #15
Ballistic

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ballistic View Post

So after installing and getting everything together... I could possibly just turn on my computer without reformatting and doing a clean install... I mean your saying it's not outside of the realm of reasoning that it could all work fine without reinstalling or doing anything more then adding the hdd and letting it go?
Possible, but not optimal. Also possible under those circumstances is the neccessity of a Repair Install

I myself believe it better to start with a clean install.

James

So repair install then clean install ??? -scratches head-
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18 Oct 2010   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Highly suggest using a Corsair H50 or better yet H70 cooler and please compare with the Cool-it systems. Sealed water systems will cool well beyond any air system I'm aware of with all the risks of water removed. Then upgrade the corsair fan to two Noctura's or similar in a push pull configuration out the back of the case. Heat being the enemy of any system and for sure any OC'd system.
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18 Oct 2010   #17
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ballistic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ballistic View Post

So after installing and getting everything together... I could possibly just turn on my computer without reformatting and doing a clean install... I mean your saying it's not outside of the realm of reasoning that it could all work fine without reinstalling or doing anything more then adding the hdd and letting it go?
Possible, but not optimal. Also possible under those circumstances is the neccessity of a Repair Install

I myself believe it better to start with a clean install.

James

So repair install then clean install ??? -scratches head-
No. I suggest a clean install, but if not, putting the old drive with new components may require a repair install.

Also, since you are changing the motherboard, have you verified that your existing RAM will be compatible with the new board? There is a good chance that it will not be.

Again, a clean install is the best way to go if you want the best out of your new system.

James
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18 Oct 2010   #18
Ballistic

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ballistic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post

Possible, but not optimal. Also possible under those circumstances is the neccessity of a Repair Install

I myself believe it better to start with a clean install.

James

Why wouldn't the ram work ?? It's DDR2 667 and the mobo is for DDR2 533/667/800/1066

So repair install then clean install ??? -scratches head-
No. I suggest a clean install, but if not, putting the old drive with new components may require a repair install.

Also, since you are changing the motherboard, have you verified that your existing RAM will be compatible with the new board? There is a good chance that it will not be.

Again, a clean install is the best way to go if you want the best out of your new system.

James


Why wouldn't my ram work ?? The mobo is rated to work with DDR2 533/667/800/1066... My ram is DDR2 667mhz
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18 Oct 2010   #19
James Colbert

 
 

Something you don't mention is whether you have a retail Win 7 disk or if it came with your HP Pavillion? If it came with your HP (OEM), it will not be of use on your 'new' system regardless of a clean or repair install. OEM windows are locked to the OEM equipment and will not install to a new system or new motherboard.

If indeed your windows version is OEM, you can buy the upgrade (cheaper) version of win7 only if you have a retail version of XP or Vista.

James
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18 Oct 2010   #20
Ballistic

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

It's retail
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