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windows 8 compatibilty with my motherboard and CPU

CAn I upgrade to windows 8 with....880GA-UD3H with Amd Phenom II x4 965?

if not, how about windows 7?

will i need drivers?

I am running XP pro.
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    Yup, you can install Windows 8 on your computer. However, you may want to find your ethernet or wireless drivers before you reinstall, just in case you need them to connect to the internet to be able to install the rest of the drivers. You can find the LAN driver here, under the "Support & Download" Tab.

    Also, you cannot "upgrade" from a 32-bit installation of Windows XP. You'll need to do a clean install (which is recommended anyway).

    I hope that helps!
  2. super. thanks. This forum is awesome.I already backed up all the files I have on an external hard drive.

    another computer in the house has the below....I believe I need to up the memory. what else?

    Elizabeth


    Time of this report: 4/7/2014, 19:58:13
    Machine name: DAERED8-CFCDFQU
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_qfe.130704-0421)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model: M61SME-S2
    BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3400+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
    Memory: 960MB RAM
    Page File: 264MB used, 2050MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
  3. eaa1964 said:
    super. thanks. This forum is awesome.

    I'm glad you like it! Happy to help.

    eaa1964 said:
    I already backed up all the files I have on an external hard drive.

    another computer in the house has the below....I believe I need to up the memory. what else?

    Elizabeth

    Time of this report: 4/7/2014, 19:58:13
    Machine name: DAERED8-CFCDFQU
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_qfe.130704-0421)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model: M61SME-S2
    BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3400+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
    Memory: 960MB RAM
    Page File: 264MB used, 2050MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode


    Is the above report about the PC that you plan to install Windows 8 on? If so, you will need at least 2 GB of RAM for the new OS.

    While you could try to find a RAM stick to pair with your existing memory, it might save you some headache to just buy some new RAM altogether (you have to ensure compatibility, or you may not be able to use your new RAM).

    Take a look at this RAM. You should feel a nice performance boost from this upgrade, as this faster RAM frees you from using the slow page file and allows you to take advantage of dual channel memory.

    Also, if I wasn't clear, you should back up the LAN driver from the page I linked onto your External hard drive. Just in case you haven't already done that.

    Let me know if you have any questions!
  4. drivers for both pcs have been downloaded. thanks. Great memory tip. pc#1 has 3gb ram. PC#2 is lacking RAM.

    again. many thanks.

    Elizabeth
  5. eaa1964 said:
    drivers for both pcs have been downloaded. thanks. Great memory tip. pc#1 has 3gb ram. PC#2 is lacking RAM.

    again. many thanks.

    Elizabeth


    No problem! If you ever have any questions, let me know.
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