Windows 10: Want to Upgrade a Pentium D 920 (Presler) to a Core Duo 2 Quad ?

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  1.    29 Sep 2016 #61

    You may save a little money if you go with the 850 Evo vs. the 850 Pro.

    Memory usually does better in matched pairs as far as performance (dual channel mode) , so 2x 4GB maybe better ? or 2X 8GB... if yo need 16GB, do some research on that particular laptop and ram upgrades.
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  2. jaxxxx's Avatar
    Posts : 83
    Win 10 Pro Version 1607 (Build 14393.187)
       29 Sep 2016 #62

    Kbird said: View Post
    You may save a little money if you go with the 850 Evo vs. the 850 Pro.

    Memory usually does better in matched pairs as far as performance (dual channel mode) , so 2x 4GB maybe better ? or 2X 8GB... if yo need 16GB, do some research on that particular laptop and ram upgrades.
    Thanks KBird,

    I did, it has a mobo that can support 32 Gigabytes of DDR4 at 2133 MHz


    Let me post the specs:

    Memory

    3 megabytes



    Yes

    • System Memory RAM Expandable To
      32 gigabytes


    DDR4 SDRAM

    • Number Of Memory Slots
      2
    • System Memory RAM Speed
      2133 megahertz

      I always thought, keep your RAM even on 2 slots, 2 x 4 , 2 x 8, 2 x 16.
      Putting one slot 2 GBs and the other 4 GBs is not great to do... Not sure if it means much.
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  3. jaxxxx's Avatar
    Posts : 83
    Win 10 Pro Version 1607 (Build 14393.187)
       29 Sep 2016 #63

    [QUOTE=jaxxxx;827190]Thanks KBird,

    Hard Drive Capacity
    1000 gigabytes

    Hard Drive Type 
    SATA

    Included Software
    Microsoft Office (Trial), Amazon Kindle and Care Center

    Operating System 
    Windows 10

    Processor Brand
    Intel

    Processor Speed 
    2.3 gigahertz

    Processor Model 
    Intel 6th Generation Core i5

    System Memory (RAM) 
    4 gigabytes

    Wireless Networking 
    Wireless-B, Wireless-A, Wireless-G, Wireless-N, Wireless-AC

    Battery Life 
    8 hours

    Screen Size
    15.6 inches

    Embedded Mobile Broadband
    None

    Warranty
    Parts
    1 year

    Labor
    1 year

    Memory
    Cache Memory 
    3 megabytes

    Media Card Reader 
    Yes

    System Memory RAM Expandable To
    32 gigabytes

    Type of Memory (RAM) 
    DDR4 SDRAM

    Number Of Memory Slots
    2

    System Memory RAM Speed
    2133 megahertz

    Certifications & Listings
    ENERGY STAR Certified 
    Yes

    EPEAT Qualified 
    No

    Network
    Ethernet
    Gigabit Ethernet

    Number Of Ethernet Ports
    1

    Graphics
    Graphics Type 
    Integrated

    Graphics Processing Unit/GPU
    Intel HD Graphics 520

    Video Memory Type
    Shared

    Graphics Card
    Other

    Internal
    Hard Drive RPM
    5400 revolutions per minute

    Number Of PCI Slots

    Number Of PCI-E x1 Slots

    Number Of PCI-E x16 Slots

    Number Of PCI-E x2 Slots

    Number Of PCI-E x4 Slots

    Number Of PCI-E x8 Slots

    Connectivity
    Number Of DisplayPort Outputs

    Number Of HDMI Outputs
    1

    Number Of USB Port(s)
    4

    Number Of VGA Ports
    1

    Number Of DVI Ports

    Number Of IEEE 1394 Ports 

    Bluetooth Enabled 
    Yes

    NFC Enabled 
    No

    Number Of eSATA Ports

    Included
    Operating System Architecture
    64-bit

    Optical Drive Type 
    DVD+RW DL

    Additional Accessories Included
    Power adapter

    Number Of AGP Slots

    Built-In Webcam
    Yes

    Numeric Keypad
    Yes

    Feature
    Audio Technology
    XXXXX

    Touchpad Type
    Precision

    Display
    Screen Resolution 
    1366 x 768 (HD) (Bad)

    Touch Screen 
    No

    Display Type
    Widescreen LED

    General
    Speaker Type
    Stereo speakers

    Battery Capacity
    2800 milliampere hours

    Battery Type
    Lithium-ion

    Battery Cells
    4-cell
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    29 Sep 2016 #64

    Well, you will have a nice 1TB HDD to put in a USB Caddy and use for Backups with Macrium etc if you swap it out for a SSD.

    Hopefully it has 1x4GB of ram so you can buy another 4GB for 8 total, but it may have 2x 2GB , 8GB is likely enough Ram , unless you find a good sale on 16GB , you are not gaming or anything really intensive are you ? If you play with Photoshop etc the extra maybe worthwhile?

    If getting just 1 x 4GB SODimm , try and get an EXACT match to the one installed for best compatibility.

    Ok I now see the CPU has 3mb of Cache , that had me confused for a moment....
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  5. jaxxxx's Avatar
    Posts : 83
    Win 10 Pro Version 1607 (Build 14393.187)
       30 Sep 2016 #65

    Kbird said: View Post
    Well, you will have a nice 1TB HDD to put in a USB Caddy and use for Backups with Macrium etc if you swap it out for a SSD.

    Hopefully it has 1x4GB of ram so you can buy another 4GB for 8 total, but it may have 2x 2GB , 8GB is likely enough Ram , unless you find a good sale on 16GB , you are not gaming or anything really intensive are you ? If you play with Photoshop etc the extra maybe worthwhile?

    If getting just 1 x 4GB SODimm , try and get an EXACT match to the one installed for best compatibility.

    Ok I now see the CPU has 3mb of Cache , that had me confused for a moment....

    I always thought the same about the 2 slots of RAM which it has.
    IMO, not sure how true it is, but it is best to have the same exact match on the two slots,
    In other words, 2 x 4GB equaling 8 GB of two sticks of RAM, is much better than 1 x2 GB and 1 x 4 GB equaling 6 GB s of RAM in two slots. I might just buy one stick of 8 GB s leave the other slot empty for when I see it slowing down, and buy the second slot with another 8 GB s of DDR4. Then when it slows after that, get two 16 GB s of DDR4 totalling 32 GB s. That should be well enough for at least 2-3 years.

    Keep in mind, no Nvidia graphics card, just Intel HD 520 integrated with the Intel i5 mobile processor.
    Its a laptop, so I can never get one...

    All the other specs seem pretty decent for a lower ended laptop. I'll pick it up Friday, let you know how it goes.
    Just a tab bit nervous about the SSD, I want to make sure I am not going to have to pay MS a second time for Windows 10 Pro. Wish we luck! I need this PC for my Office, nothing special, but with all that DDR4 RAM, it should be breezing through Office 2016, websites, etc, daily stuff, no heavy gaming.

    Thanks again
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  6. jaxxxx's Avatar
    Posts : 83
    Win 10 Pro Version 1607 (Build 14393.187)
       30 Sep 2016 #66

    jaxxxx said: View Post
    I always thought the same about the 2 slots of RAM which it has.
    IMO, not sure how true it is, but it is best to have the same exact match on the two slots,
    In other words, 2 x 4GB equaling 8 GB of two sticks of RAM, is much better than 1 x2 GB and 1 x 4 GB equaling 6 GB s of RAM in two slots. I might just buy one stick of 8 GB s leave the other slot empty for when I see it slowing down, and buy the second slot with another 8 GB s of DDR4. Then when it slows after that, get two 16 GB s of DDR4 totalling 32 GB s. That should be well enough for at least 2-3 years.

    Keep in mind, no Nvidia graphics card, just Intel HD 520 integrated with the Intel i5 mobile processor.
    Its a laptop, so I can never get one...

    All the other specs seem pretty decent for a lower ended laptop. I'll pick it up Friday, let you know how it goes.
    Just a tab bit nervous about the SSD, I want to make sure I am not going to have to pay MS a second time for Windows 10 Pro. Wish we luck! I need this PC for my Office, nothing special, but with all that DDR4 RAM, it should be breezing through Office 2016, websites, etc, daily stuff, no heavy gaming.

    Thanks again
    I never thought of that, I can buy a USB Caddy for the 1 TB Drive, instead of throwing it away! Thanks!
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  7.    30 Sep 2016 #67

    Windows 10 is tied to the Motherboard upon activation , so once setup, it does not care if on a SSD or HDD in Win10 , you can even Clone the HDD to the SSD once activated ( ensure Alignment is correct if doing that) . The USB Caddy would be useful for doing that. though A clean install is usually the preferred method , and since it is new you have no Data to worry about or programs etc , so probably best just to do it now with a Clean install. Leave the HDD as it is for a few weeks , so if you need to, you can slip it back in and boot back into win10. Once sure the SSD is doing ok you can use it for Backups . But keep it handy incase you have Warranty issues the 1st year.

    If you're sure you don't want the "bloatware" , simply install the SSD and install Win10 Clean from a USB Drive ,and keep the HDD safe somewhere.

    KB
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