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14-Jun-2011, 10:42 AM #1
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Hi there,
I currently have a Packard Bell imedia S3720 and I want to upgrade my computer power. I understand that as the imedia is a compact computer with a small motherboard I will need to purchase a larger casing. Basically what i want to do is 'slowly' upgrade my computer. If you could inform me of the easiest and most cost effective way of doing this that would be great. I need information about the types of processors, cases, motherboards etc that i will need to purchase. I am currently running windows 7 on my computer. Is there also a way to transfer my current operating system to my new 'updated' computer as I go? Thanks in advance,
Leon

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Computer details below:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E3200 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1791 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 68557 MB, Free - 11250 MB; D: Total - 68606 MB, Free - 34257 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, MCP73PV, ,
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14-Jun-2011, 07:40 PM #2
Start over. Seriously.

The largest portion of the computer must be upgraded together. The motherboard, cpu, RAM, as you already noted, the case, and a power supply.

If your current video is an actual video card, that can transfer over. If it's onboard video (ie: part of the motherboard), then you will need a video card as well.

Other stuff, can transfer over. CD/DVD, HDD, keyboard, mouse, monitor
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15-Jun-2011, 12:29 AM #3
Thanks,
is there anyway of retaining my current Windows 7 OS when i go up to the new 'upgaded' computer?
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15-Jun-2011, 09:22 PM #4
No. The OS is tied to the hardware and in the case of an OEM PC, the OS is also an OEM version. Not too mention, you likely don't have an actual Windows DVD for reinstallation.
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15-Jun-2011, 10:20 PM #5
One of the cheapest and easiest routes to an upgrade which will allow you to use much of your current hardware is a barebone kit.
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