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Best that I could find http://www.aria.co.u...ource=skinflint

I am not sure if Windows 7 is still available at the following link as they seem to be promoting Windows 8, it may be worth a look though to see if yourself or a family member etc qualify for a students discount http://www.software4...-8-full-version
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I tried to get some student discounted Windows 7 before but for some reason they apparently "sold out" and now only offer Windows 8.
I'll keep my eyes peeled on the student websites though. I should qualify for it.
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Good luck :thumbsup:
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Just an update!

I have purchased the motherboard, windows 7 disk and one stick of 4GB RAM.
So within a week I will be ready to rumble! :)

I ended up purchasing the disk from Amazon because Aria charged £8 postage!

Edited by SophieMayk, 20 April 2013 - 06:03 AM.

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Thank you for the update SophieMayk.

Just so we all know,Which MB did you mange to buy?
Brand/specs for the RAM please.

Have you sourced a cleaning fluid to remove the old TIM, either 98% isopropyl alcohol (chemist) or (at a pinch) 70% rubbing alcohol, And this is the TIM i use.
> http://www.scan.co.u...for-all-coolers




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Oh no I forgot about the fluid, I'll purchase that now!

I purchased the MB suggested: http://www.amazon.co...64987205&sr=8-1

I purchased this RAM: http://www.amazon.co...corsair 4gb ram

Hopefully that is okay and I haven't made a mistake with the RAM, I did check the MB compatibility on Corsairs checker.
http://www.corsair.com/learn_n_explore

Edited by SophieMayk, 20 April 2013 - 08:14 AM.

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Gday.
MB, great.
RAM. Not the best choice for quantity Will work OK but not making the best of the 64 bit OS. You can buy another 4GB later but not the good practice. Although later added RAM will have the same specs, it will have come from a different production run and maybe even from a different factory so there is a chance that they may not play nice together giving some instability issues.

When you buy a kit, 2 x 4GB = 8GB, they will have come off the production line next to each other so the manufacturer will give a guarantee they will work together.

This option up to you.
Contact the vendor, if possible cancel the order and order this, > http://www.amazon.co...IR 2 X 4 gb ram

If the order is already dispatched, ask about an exchange.

Please let us know your decision.
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Oops!

I was only able to buy one stick, I used of all my money and will have to wait till May half term before I receive anymore. I was just going to have 6 temporarily till then.

Would you suggest another type of RAM altogether? Corsair only provided me with 3 choices for my MB but the other two options were very expensive.

Edited by SophieMayk, 21 April 2013 - 02:14 AM.

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Gday.
the following RAM meets the spec for your MB and will work.
> http://www.amazon.co...#productDetails
> http://www.amazon.co...#productDetails



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When I receive more money I will purchase the set of two :)

Upon attempting to transfer we found a 1mm cable that was wielded onto something that looks similar to a CPU it had a MAC code on so I assume this is my wireless internet adapter.

The MB doesn't have any wireless adapter, I don't use an Ethernet cable. I'll have to purchase a USB dongle for wireless but I have fibre optic and I am unsure what to purchase.

Edited by SophieMayk, 24 April 2013 - 09:42 AM.

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Gday.

Upon attempting to transfer we found a 1mm cable that was wielded onto something that looks similar to a CPU it had a MAC code on so I assume this is my wireless internet adapter.


Please read this first, > http://h30434.www3.h...p/811103/page/2

So from that info, you should be able to transfer to your new MB. Trace where that thin wire goes.
If windows fails to find the driver or the driver installed does not work, I think this is the original one,
> http://h20000.www2.h...skId=135&mode=3
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Sorry I was a little unclear, the MB doesn't have anywhere to attach a mini card. It doesn't have anything but the Ethernet.
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Hi SophieMayk.

Sorry I missed your last reply.



Are you just dismantling your old PC, or have you started the rebuild?
On your old computer, the Wireless LAN card is shown on the link below, and how to remove it.
> http://h30434.www3.h...ard/td-p/811103

Sorry I was a little unclear, the MB doesn't have anywhere to attach a mini card. It doesn't have anything but the Ethernet.


If you are referring to the new MB, The wireless card may fit in the white slot.




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I haven't started it yet, we took the old MB out but found there was no slot to place the LAN card. So I just put my old MB back in until. I have yet to replace the MB because I can't see anywhere possible for the LAN card to slot into.
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Hello SophieMayk

If I may chime back in while iammykyl is away.

There is no slot on your new MB for the wireless mini card so you will need to either fit an internal wireless adapter card or as you say use a USB dongle.

The 1mm cable that you found is a ground/antennae for the now defunct mini wireless card.
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