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Old gear to work with new?

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit

    Old gear to work with new?


    I have an old PC,I plan to buy new one,but the old parts still function,a shame to let them go to waste,so i wonder if they will work in conjunction with my new PC?

    Part: Old | New
    GPU: Radeon HD 4600 1GB DDR2 | Radeon R7 250 Boost 1/2GB GDDR3/5
    RAM: 2X2GB DDR2 400MHz | 2X4GB DDR3 1600MHz
    CPU: E5400 2.70GHz | i3-4150 3.5GHz
    HDD: 320GB SATA2 ?RPM ?MB | 1/2TB SATA2/3 7200RPM 64MB
    Last edited by OneDarkLord; 22 Jun 2014 at 00:54.

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  2. #2


    GPU: yes
    RAM: no DDR2 and DDR3 are not compatible.
    CPU: no
    HDD yes, both
    MB: What is it ?
    PSU: what is it ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit


    MB: MSI G41M4-L SATA2 3Gbps USB2.0 | Asus H81M-A SATA3 6Gbps USB3.0
    PSU: No clue but old lol (year 2008/10+?) | Corsair CX430 430W V2 Active PFC 12CM 80+
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  4. #4


    MB: MSI G41M4-L SATA2 3Gbps USB2.0 Maximum processor Core 2 Quad Q9500, 2.83 GHz, DDR2 memory (can keep yours maybe ad some)
    Asus H81M-A SATA3 6Gbps USB3.0. That I3 4150 would work on this MB bit some I5 would be better. Need DDR3 memory for that. Does not have to be over 1333 MHz.
    Would suggest new PSU but it's power would depend on video card, speaking of that, did you plan any ?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit


    Well i can choose between 1GB GDDR5 or 2GB GDDR3. (Radeon R7 250 Boost)
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  6. #6


    I'd go for GDDR5 (256-bit)

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  7. #7


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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit


    Wouldn't it be better to choose the 2GB GDDR3?,I see new games now require 4GB GPU minimum.
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    I'd go for GDDR5 (256-bit)

    Me too.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit


    Is there a difference if games/windows will be installed on the new HDD or the old if i will use them both?
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by OneDarkLord View Post
    Is there a difference if games/windows will be installed on the new HDD or the old if i will use them both?
    Unless SSD, no visible ones, if old one is in good shape.
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