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Hi all I'm new here, if this is in the wrong place soz.... I didn't know where to stick it, this weekend I am going to put some new parts in my old PC, its quite old but still not to bad, hardware wise, not a lot gone wrong with it, I had some problems with Kaspersky deleting and preventing me from taking thing off and adding them, and them Delting things, I had to do a reset, so now seems a good time to do it and update what I have.
I am going to change the chip, Motherboard, and put a SSD M.2 (1000 GB) I have my CD of Windows 7
Is there anything I should be aware of, or is it as simple as plug and play?
I would like to put the OS onto the SSD, but not sure how to go about it, is there a how to some place that gives good instructions?



Thanks for looking, Tony
 
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Welcome to the forums Tony!

What is your current full system spec including PSU make and model?
What new parts are you planning on putting in it?
The old stuff I am replacing
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor, 2800 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s)
Samsung hard drive
Asrock 890GX extreem3
Adding
Keeping the Samsung drive
adding
ADM Ryzen 5 260
ASrock B450M Pro4
1000 GB NVMe M.2 SSD

How do I give the full specs? It won't let me copy and paste them
 

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  • The storage drives are effectively plug and play.
  • If you plan on clean installing W7, you might some driver issues on the B450 boards, you either won't be able to or you'll have to download a patch for the MB drivers.
  • You won't be able use your current RAM with the new chipset because it's DDR3, you need DDR4.
  • If it's an old and poor quality PSU, you may want to change the PSU as they all have a shelf life.
  • Don't know your case, if it's an old pre-built you'll just want to verify it's not bespoke so that you can install standard ATX parts.
 
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Thanks for the reply, my PSU is a 750M CX so I think I am OK with that
Also, thanks for the heads up on the DDR4, I not long bought the DDR3, so I am disappointed that I can't use them
tbh I was thinking of changing the case for a bigger one and more air flow inside ASUS TUF Gaming GT501 Case, the one I am using right now is off the shelf (a bit small but not a mini one)
Thanks for replying and helping me out its appreciated
 

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Hi, and wlecome

Adding to what PCTtailor wrote, I would make atleast 2 partitions on the new SSD, one for the OS and the usual programs (office, antivirus, 7-zip, chrome, firefox, etc.) and another one for your personal data and games.

Also I would use the Windows 7 CD key and try to install Windows 10 instead (you can doanload the "download tool right from microsoft web for free to make a bootable pendrive: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10).

Is there any reason you want or need Windows 7?

New CPUs and hardware in general don't usually play well with old OS.
 
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No reason for 7 no, I am running 10 right now, it only that's the disk I have, so I think I have to load 7 then upgrade to 10? Is that right?
 
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OK just went to the shop and got Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000mhz 16 GB (2×8 GB)
I hope that will sort all of it out
A big thanks to you all, or I would have wondered why it didn't work!!
 

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so I think I have to load 7 then upgrade to 10? Is that right?
No, you just download and install W10 directly: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10
Then use this guide to install it: https://forums.tomshardware.com/faq/how-to-do-a-clean-installation-of-windows-10.3170366/

Thanks for the reply, my PSU is a 750M CX so I think I am OK with that
I'm going to guess Green label - pre 2017 platform, in which case it's a poorer quality PSU that's made with low power (non-dedicated or very low power GPUs) in mind. That and depending on how old it is, you might want to replace it. If you're not using a dedicated GPU, it will probably be fine for a while, but remember, PSUs all have a shelf life.

A big thanks to you all, or I would have wondered why it didn't work!!
Nevermind not working, you wouldn't physically be able to insert them!

Glad we could help my friend :)
 
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I honestly don't know less than 5 years old I have changed it (the last one gave up on me) I got this one from Maplins it's a Corsair 750M CX at the time for what I wanted was the dogs and more than enough
 

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(the last one gave up on me)
And therein is the issue.

The CXM will probably keep going for a bit, but you might just want to replace it when you can, as that one could quite possible "go" as well, but it will likely keep going for a little while and isn't too bad for lower load systems, so you'll probably be fine for a bit, I just wouldn't rely on it forever, and if you plan on upgrading the GPU, then you might want to reconsider.

This would be fine:
PCPartPicker Part List

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $52.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-05 11:05 EST-0500
 
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lol I have enough stuff on my computer.... why can't they just have "Upload a File" like most sites? I think that's easier instead of yet another app I will use only once?? lol
 

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lol I have enough stuff on my computer.... why can't they just have "Upload a File" like most sites? I think that's easier instead of yet another app I will use only once?? lol
It's not an app, it's an online site - image hosting site.
Simplest way to tell, does the label have green on it, or grey?
Green is this one:

However if you bought it before 2017 - it is undoubtedly the one above as the latest platform was 2017+
Old platform = bad
New platform = good
 
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