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    So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    Personally i just stuck in a further 2 x 2GB to add to the 2 x 1GB sticks i already had in.
    WinXP says i have 3.50GB RAM
    And i'd lurve to add in an SSD, but i reckon they'll keep falling in price, so i'll wait.
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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    Too late ! I have a whole new system !
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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    I run Vista, so upgrading to Windows 7 should have the same impact as buying a new system. That said, I'll keep a close eye on the Core i5 since it seems the best performance for the money and maybe consider upgrading early next year.

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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    I'm planning on building a new system based around the i5 and a SSD. Figured it would be worth a clean start. I'm surprised I haven't reinstalled Windows on this machine for over 2 years!

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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    I'll not be moving to W7 on my desktop until I get an SSD. Partly because W7 will take advantage of it and I don't want to have multiple re-installs.

    (yes I could image the drive, but this would be 'cleaner')

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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    Im upgrading RC to retail

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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    On a laptop running RC, and just built a desktop which will receive the RTM version. Laptop will have to be rolled back to XP eventually, sadly, because I'm too stingy to buy a licence for a computer which already has 2 (XP + Vista upgrade).

    I'll be upgrading my parents' desktop in their home to Win7 as well (it's a Pentium Dual-Core E5200), and I am confident it will run well on their hardware (it has a GeForce 9300 IGP). I built the thing with 4GB of RAM and the 32-bit XP just won't cut it

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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    Not really intending to do anything - I want a new graphics card and an SSD, but I'm not in any particular rush to upgrade at the moment because I don't have enough time to spend on the PC right now anyway. Besides, it's still a fairly decent system, ignoring the 8800 GTS.

    It will be upgraded to Windows 7 as soon as my disk arrives though, due in most part to the fact that my machine desperately needs a new OS install and I've been holding off for quite a while now in anticipation of 7.

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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    Nada.

    For once I'm getting a retail version so can upgrade as much as I like after the fact.

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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    I got 4gb of memory off here. Otherwise nil. My system still does all I want it to!
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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    I'm hoping to do some major updating next year. I will be getting one of the new ATi cards thoug.

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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    Not planning any upgrades to my Q6600 or my sons 4600X2 system until after Win7 with possible upgrade to memory.

    My daughters 3800X2/7800GTX/4GB may need some lourvin.

    All of this will be moot however, unless MS release the family pack!
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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
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    I have a GD-65 already, just waiting on the TRUE bracket for LGA1156 and then I'll be going for some 1600MHz Gskills or Corsairs and an i5-750

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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    Just an Intel x25 G2 SSD, if I can stretch to it.

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    Re: So... what are you planning to upgrade in readiness for Win7?

    Hmmm:

    Gaming (Q6600, ASUS P5N32-E SLI, 4GB DDR2-800, 8800 GTX) - Nothing. It's lovely just as it is, and smooches Windows 7 something chronic (no, really...)

    HTPC (Sempron 140, ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO, 2GB ECC DDR3-1333, HD4200 IGP) - Hard drive. It's currently running with a spare low-capacity (40GB?) IDE I had lying around: when my pre-ordered Windows 7 Home Premium arrives I'll be investing in a decent-sized (640GB+) SATA drive.

    Office (See "My System") - I'm very tempted to pick up another 512MB of DDR-400 and see how it takes to Windows 7. My only concern would be that I'd have to rely on non-supported Legacy ATI drivers since they don't provide official Win7 drivers for anything prior to the 2x00s...

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