Hey guys I am building a budget pc and I would like your opinions on what I have decided to go with. I also have a question about using my current hdd for my new build. I currently have windows xp and I'm buying win 7 sp1 with my new build. Can i just plug my old hdd into my new build? or will that mess my components up? what do i need to do in order to use my old hdd? here are my components I am going to go with:
MotherBoard- ASUS F1A55-M LE R2.0 FM1 AMD A55
Memory- ADATA XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
That's an APU. Take a CPU and change the 6670 to 7750 gddr5 because the card is old and gddr3 is a lot more slower than the gddr5. Youre HDD need a format before using it. You should save the old files.
to be save you should do a clean install. you may be able to boot into safe mode f8 and remove all of the old device drivers in windows system for the old mb and then reboot and have windows xp install the newest drivers.
I'm going with that gou because I can crossfire. As far as the hdd I need to boot my computer into safe mode? Is there a way I can just erase all if it and install wind 7 like its a new hdd in my new build?
When you put in the dvd or flash drive with win 7 install, you have to choose advance install (it after the screen that has the license agreement), you can create and delete partitions there also you can format the HDD. You know how to install windows 7, right?