Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Upgrading Motherboard and RAM/CPU Compatibility


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Hoihe

Hoihe

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 54 posts

Ahoy!

 

I believe I'll need to upgrade my motherboard, it being quite old and not allowing USB boot, but I worry about the amount of money I would be required to pay and whether or not it'd fit in my case.

 

My current motherboard is a http://www.msi.com/p...K9N_Neo_V2.html

My current CPU is an AMD athlon X2 64 bit 2.4GH

My current RAM sticks are in pairs, 4 GB each (2x2).

 

I'm afraid I can't get Speccy for a more detailed system report since I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and am still learning. If still relevant, i can link to the specs in an older thread. The changes since then were +4 GB RAM and swapping out a dying HDD.

 

The reason behind my plan to change mobo is that I cannot seem to be able to install windows 7 whatever I try. My disc drive whirs, then stops. Then whirs, stops for a long time then repeats. I'm going to try with a friend's disc drive if I can install win7, but if not then by order of elimination it is ought to be something with my mobo. And even if not, the inability to boot from USB is quite annoying.

 

 


  • 0

Advertisements


#2
iammykyl

iammykyl

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 6,764 posts

Gday Hoihe.

What version of W7 are you installing, 32/64 bit?

What kind of disc have you got, OEM, burned ISO?


  • 0

#3
Hoihe

Hoihe

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 54 posts

It asks for a product key. I've got it as part of a government program for students.  And I am going for the 64 bit version.


  • 0

#4
iammykyl

iammykyl

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 6,764 posts

Gday.

AS always, we are more than happy to help you, but before looking at the hardware upgrade, just want to make sure you do not have problems similar to when you purchased your other w7 software.

Please give a link to where you purchased the Product key.   This so we can know of any limitations to the licence.

Did you have to download the software, or did you get a disc?

If you downloaded the software, please give the link and the utility used to bunt the disc.

 

The failed installation could be because.

1.   The hardware does not support the software.

2.   If a burned disc is used, the download ISO or disc burning are corrupt. 

 

If you intend to use the software on a new MB, please do not install on the existing one as the software licence may limit how you can use it. 


  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP