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#1 Thu, Aug 27, 2015 1:53 am

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Windows 10 and older hardware

I have an I7 930@2.8ghz
10 GB Ram
Two 500 7200 rpm drives in a raid 0 config I believe.

Computer is about four years old.

Do you think it would help for me to upgrade to windows 10


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#2 Thu, Aug 27, 2015 8:07 am

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Re: Windows 10 and older hardware

Help for what?  Speed?  Reliability?

Not sure what your finances are like but the hands down best bang for your buck performance upgrade is moving to SSD.

Are you on RAID 1 or 0?  You can tell by how much disk space your computer has.  So, are your two 500 GB drives showing as a single 1TB drive, or is showing as a single 500 GB drive?


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#3 Thu, Aug 27, 2015 4:53 pm

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Re: Windows 10 and older hardware

Showing one drive with a terabyte.

Finances currently in the shitter... I been out of work recovering or just not having any work most of the summer.
I saw where Wreck said he was getting a liitle better performance out of his computer after upgrading to windows 10.

I also could use a new video card as mine is really long in the tooth. ATI 5870 with 1 gig of ram. No crossfire.


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#4 Thu, Aug 27, 2015 8:52 pm

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Re: Windows 10 and older hardware

An SSD is going to be best bag for buck performance upgrade.  You're using 2 500 GB drives in RAID 0.  No redundancy, so if one drive shits it, you're done.

Going to SSD, you're either going to lose 1/2 your storage (1x500GB drive), or you'll have to drop a pretty penny on a 1TB SSD.  359 dollars or so.

You could also spend the 350 on a GeForce 970GTX

Those would be the upgrades I'd recommend for you if you were going that way.  Your proc should still be able to sustain you for a bit, but the good news is the drive and the card will be compatible when you go for a MOBO/CPU upgrade.

But since that may be out of your budget, and to answer your original question, will windows 10 help you with speed?

The answer is maybe.

As far as upgrading to 10, you can.  However it is my personal opinion to do a full re-install of ANY new OS, and not an upgrade.  So, you're looking at re-installing everything you have.  And that's after the upgrade install to get your free windows 10 upgrade key.

Feel free to jump on vent to discuss. 

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#5 Thu, Aug 27, 2015 10:59 pm

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Re: Windows 10 and older hardware

He's not allowed to be in vent.  Other clan's rules tongue

But in all seriousness.  I haven't noticed much difference between 8.1/10.  My driving force was the XBOX integration (where I've been spending most of my gaming time recently).  Your rig isn't bad though.  I would suggest OCing your CPU though to get the most out of that i7.  Just make sure that if you do decide to go with Win10, that you MUST UPGRADE FIRST.  You can reformat and do a clean install after that though.  They register your hardware (mobo), so there's no keys.

Like waysa said, you'll get the most improvement out of an ssd.  Night and day.  You _will_ be impressed.  You can always upgrade your GPU later on when work picks up wink


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#6 Fri, Aug 28, 2015 10:51 am

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Re: Windows 10 and older hardware

ssd is what u want I using a 120 gii one cost 80 bucks they have em for 8 bucks now 250 gigs I believe all u do is load ur fav game on ssd and store all that other shit on ur other drives. I never liked win 8 but did get fps boost on 10. at least 10 15 fps in games


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#7 Fri, Aug 28, 2015 6:31 pm

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Re: Windows 10 and older hardware

I'm with Wreck... I run a 500GB C-drive with OS, programs, games, etc. and have the User files on a 2TB d-drive.  I haven't jumped to Win 10 on my desktop where I do most of my gaming, but I have done it on my laptop and I like it better than 8.1.  I may need to fire up BF4 just to see what the FPS difference is.

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#8 Sun, Aug 30, 2015 10:15 pm

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Re: Windows 10 and older hardware

Vai wrote:

I have an I7 930@2.8ghz
10 GB Ram
Two 500 7200 rpm drives in a raid 0 config I believe.

Computer is about four years old.

Do you think it would help for me to upgrade to windows 10

What version of Windows are you using now?  If Vista then yes, please upgrade to 10.  You'll feel better in the morning.  If 7 then why not?  It's got a lot of familiar 7 features plus some of the better 8.1 features.  If you're running 8/8.1 then why not as well?  Like the reasons I mentioned above plus it makes the user experience more 7/XP like.

Also most of the hardware and software manufacturers have recently come out with 10 drivers for old (4-8 years in some cases) hardware and software.

I've also seen a slight performance increase across the board on 10.  And that's without a clean install, I believe it'd be even better by wiping and starting fresh (just backup important stuff first).  Just as an example, my PC booted in ~13 seconds pre-10 and now consistently boots at around ~9 seconds from a cold start.  That's a tiny increase there but still little things like that across the board add up.

I haven't run into any party stoppers in 10 yet as things seem to run smoothly and error free and it's a seamless upgrade.

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