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    if i was to upgrade my pc would it be simple?

    Hi i have a fldesktop pc and have 2 500gb hdds but looking to have the windows 10 pro which i have on main drive transfered to a ssd drive, ie for quick bootup
    1 can this be done simple by transfering
    2 would it be worth the cost to upgrade

    Thanks

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    I have windows 7 on a dedicated SSD for faster boot times, it's nice but really it depends on your level of expendable income. Also it depends what you primarily use your PC for. What's the RPM of the HDDs you currently have?

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    SeraphXii

    I have windows 7 on a dedicated SSD for faster boot times, it's nice but … I have windows 7 on a dedicated SSD for faster boot times, it's nice but really it depends on your level of expendable income. Also it depends what you primarily use your PC for. What's the RPM of the HDDs you currently have?


    Well ive not long had the pc built but i wish i had the 120gb ssd for boot up as it prob takes 40secs plus once running its ok but alittle slow to say it 3.30ghz.
    Would it be worth it and can i transfer the win 10 onto it from this 500gb.or do i have to make a fresh install?
    Im hoping the 120gb ssd come down to 25 again come black friday

    sme24185

    Well ive not long had the pc built but i wish i had the 120gb ssd for … Well ive not long had the pc built but i wish i had the 120gb ssd for boot up as it prob takes 40secs plus once running its ok but alittle slow to say it 3.30ghz.Would it be worth it and can i transfer the win 10 onto it from this 500gb.or do i have to make a fresh install?Im hoping the 120gb ssd come down to 25 again come black friday


    Here, give this a look:
    techradar.com/how…831

    Also might be worth considering overclocking if you feel comfortable you can do it safely.

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    Im a newbie to pcs i only want for photo edits vut ive downloaded dirt game and love it so ive upgrade graphics card and looking now it its worth doing ssd drive

    sme24185

    Im a newbie to pcs i only want for photo edits vut ive downloaded dirt … Im a newbie to pcs i only want for photo edits vut ive downloaded dirt game and love it so ive upgrade graphics card and looking now it its worth doing ssd drive


    Check out some of these comparison videos:
    youtube.com/res…hdd
    See if the difference really seems worth the time and money.

    SSDs are definitely worth it. I'd consider getting a 240gb over a 120gb if you can afford it - they're quite cheap now! 120GB gets filled up rather fast since you'll want to install your programs and games on the SSD for faster load times.

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    What is a fair price for 240gb?
    Thanks

    Black Friday approaches.... may be worth waiting

    There are a number of different software utilities that can help with the transfer, everyone has their favourite.
    No pro version offers at the moment.

    disk-partition.com/art…tml - This one looks like it does ok for a free version

    50£ for 240gb is fair , but yep black Friday is coming so hold on to it you may get cheap 500gb under 100£ I just bought 960gb from hot UK deal for 120£

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    Thanks shopped around got a used one from shop with 24m warranty 32.50 for kingston 240gb v300 ssd :-)

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    matth9999

    Black Friday approaches.... may be worth waitingThere are a number of … Black Friday approaches.... may be worth waitingThere are a number of different software utilities that can help with the transfer, everyone has their favourite.No pro version offers at the moment.http://www.disk-partition.com/articles/free-hdd-to-ssd-migration-software.html - This one looks like it does ok for a free version


    Thanks :-)

    sme24185

    Thanks shopped around got a used one from shop with 24m warranty 32.50 … Thanks shopped around got a used one from shop with 24m warranty 32.50 for kingston 240gb v300 ssd :-)



    Nice price!

    Kingston earned themselves a huge black mark for silently switching to slower flash memory
    anandtech.com/sho…and

    Not just a small shift in speed grade either, but a major shift in type - ok, it's still quick compared to a hard disk, but if you were judging them by test performance of the original, the later version would be disappointing

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    matth9999

    Kingston earned themselves a huge black mark for silently switching to … Kingston earned themselves a huge black mark for silently switching to slower flash memoryhttp://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nandNot just a small shift in speed grade either, but a major shift in type - ok, it's still quick compared to a hard disk, but if you were judging them by test performance of the original, the later version would be disappointing


    Oh right ill have to have a look

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    Another question i have about the pc if someone can help?
    Ive just got a r9 270x graphics card now im told off a few people that it be fine in my pc :-)
    But when i look at system specs on the graphic card box it say min psu 650w plus.

    Now ive only got 550w now i did ask if this would be fine and the answer is yes.
    Can someone give me a staight answer? Anyway of checking as the guy i had this pc off said the pc not dragging anywhere near that and im fine.
    What would it do to the pc? Would it only run slower????

    In tests .. tomshardware.com/rev…tml .. the maximum power consumption they could push it to was 142W - that will be 12A on the 12V - if you have a 140W CPU that would be another 12A, plus hard disk, DVD, other devices.

    If it's a decent 550W PSU that can realistically deliver the majority of its output on 12V, should hold together - if it's a no-name with poor or fake ratings, it's potential fireworks!

    My 500W Silverstone has dual 12V (18A +18A), and that is as much or more than many inferior 550 or 650W examples - there are 650W that can only deliver (rated) 30A at 12V, but then at £19.98, I wouldn't really trust it to deliver that! - Cheap off-brand PSU = derate by at least a third!

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    My pc spec is biostar h170t mother board
    3 4gb corsair vengeance 12gb dd3 1600mhz
    Intel pen g4400
    Xfx 550w psu
    2 500gb hdd soon to have 240gb ssd
    Win 10 pro
    External dvd rw

    This is my set up
    Could you let me no if this graphic card will be fine
    Thanks

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    matth9999

    In tests .. … In tests .. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-280x-r9-270x-r7-260x,3635-18.html .. the maximum power consumption they could push it to was 142W - that will be 12A on the 12V - if you have a 140W CPU that would be another 12A, plus hard disk, DVD, other devices.If it's a decent 550W PSU that can realistically deliver the majority of its output on 12V, should hold together - if it's a no-name with poor or fake ratings, it's potential fireworks!My 500W Silverstone has dual 12V (18A +18A), and that is as much or more than many inferior 550 or 650W examples - there are 650W that can only deliver (rated) 30A at 12V, but then at £19.98, I wouldn't really trust it to deliver that! - Cheap off-brand PSU = derate by at least a third!


    Xfx 550w psu

    If it's this one, then you're well in
    jonnyguru.com/mod…225
    Even if not, it would seem their other models ought to have decent performance, realistic balance of 12V to minor rail loading and the ability to deliver claimed ratings - and easily the equal of a 650W of lesser pedigree

    Also, the G4400 has a relatively gentle 54W TDP (absolute maximum power use), giving significantly more leeway than a 100W+ model
    Edited by: "matth9999" 19th Nov 2016

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    matth9999

    If it's this one, then you're well … If it's this one, then you're well inhttp://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=225Even if not, it would seem their other models ought to have decent performance, realistic balance of 12V to minor rail loading and the ability to deliver claimed ratings - and easily the equal of a 650W of lesser pedigreeAlso, the G4400 has a relatively gentle 54W TDP (absolute maximum power use), giving significantly more leeway than a 100W+ model


    Thats the one i believe it looks the same. So im ok? I hope so cause ive pluged it in and for some reason cant get it to install on windows 10 pro
    Ive unstalled im internal card but still no thing

    Did you connect both power connectors, on that PSU there should be a 6 pin and a 6+2 that you can separate the 2 from.
    Changing from on-board to graphics card is usually automatic, but may need to check BIOS to ensure it is set.
    The old rule was to uninstall a previous graphics driver, forcing Windows to go to generic, before installing the new, but not had to do that in ages - and these days, Windows would probably override and apply whatever driver it determines.

    For a R9 270x, it would be the latest driver from AMD and I'd expect Windows to serve up a driver as well, probably not as good as latest AMD.

    If you can boot with it in, try...
    doing Windows update, that may force Windows to sort it out.
    going to device manager and removing the graphics - it may sort out when redirecting (saved me a few times. that one)

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    matth9999

    Did you connect both power connectors, on that PSU there should be a 6 … Did you connect both power connectors, on that PSU there should be a 6 pin and a 6+2 that you can separate the 2 from.Changing from on-board to graphics card is usually automatic, but may need to check BIOS to ensure it is set.The old rule was to uninstall a previous graphics driver, forcing Windows to go to generic, before installing the new, but not had to do that in ages - and these days, Windows would probably override and apply whatever driver it determines.For a R9 270x, it would be the latest driver from AMD and I'd expect Windows to serve up a driver as well, probably not as good as latest AMD.If you can boot with it in, try...doing Windows update, that may force Windows to sort it out. going to device manager and removing the graphics - it may sort out when redirecting (saved me a few times. that one)


    2 connectors? Only put one in the 6 pin and there another next which is 6pin aswell but thought that was for another graphic card to be added?

    Two together like in this picture?
    [img]file:///storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.tippingcanoe.hukd/files/Pictures/thread2547253/1479566110533_transformed.png[/img]
    needs two 6 pin power - there is a scale of power requirements for cards, based on worst case maximum.

    up to 75W no connector needed
    up to 150W, one 6 pin
    up to 225W. two 6 pin (or one 8 pin, but uncommon) - R9 270x is 180W TDP

    It requires two 6 pin
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