i have a amd phendom ii x2 thats overclocked to a amd phenom ii x4 b60 but only the cores are unlocked its not tuned up not until my stuff arrives anyways but i do plan to mess with bumping it up from 3.3, i have 4x 1gb ram sticks but i am thinking of upgrading more ram if i can get from 32 bit to 64 but that wont be for a long while i have xfx 6670 20xx mb graphics card, normal usb keyboard/mouse usb headset and game controller and normal sata hard drive.
i have a question for you, im trying to upgrade my computer from 32bit to 64bit but i can't get my cd drive to work. regardless of the disc i put in, the computer will crash when ever it tries to read something in there. so i setup a usb drive to run windows install on boot and the computer would just sit in a black screen with hardware temps for a small bit then proceed with windows startup. i tried all the usb ports on my computer and i know they all work... what do you think could possibly be the problem? i asked someone else on this forum for their opinion and they told me that its because i went from a intel build to a amd build with out reinstalling windows which would make sense to me if i hadnt already used the same hard drive in a few other intel/amd builds that my brother would let me borrow and never had a single problem till now. so i was wondering, i have this cd drive that looks like this http://www.pcstats.com/articleimages/200708/LGGSAH62N_sata2.jpg
but all the previous cd drives looked like this http://www.simulationexams.com/tutorials/aplus/essentials/images/cd-cdr2-back.jpg
would the cd drives drivers conflict if i didnt reinstall? like the newer drive tried to overwrite the old drivers and it got corrupted? if thats even possible... i wish i had a way to test if the cd drive is messed up or if its like what the guy said, to buy a new hard drive because this one is messed up which doesnt make sense cause im typing right now on the computer and i play games fine. what do you think i should do/try? i was wondering if i could install windows 8 trial from the microsoft website would that be like reinstalling windows? or is there some trick i can do to run it from second partition or something?