The existing machine might be fine with a nicer video card but not much was told about use. Today I have ONE lone app that is left to XP as it didn't run on Vista (any number of bits.)
I'd make the leap to 7 64 bit everytime. Remember I've done that dozens of times now.
What is that backwards compatibility you have not resolved? Antivirus?
It's been quite a long time and my last home built desktop has bit the dust. I'm looking to repair it - i.e. replace what was broken on a budget. As near as I can tell the problem is the motherboard so my intent is to replace that, the CPU, ram, PSU, then reuse my existing case, hard drive, video and sound card. What I'd like to know is if there are any potential hardware conflicts to be aware of before I begin.
First, the new components:
Mobo: MSI 970A-G45
CPU: AMD ADX645WFGMBOX Athon II 645 Propus 3.1 Ghz Quad core or the 640 version of this CPU.
Ram: Kingston KVR1333D3S8N9K2/4G - 4GB
Video Card: Nvidea GForce 8500GT
Sound Card: Creative Labs Audigy II 7.1
HD: Seagate ST3160316AS
OS: Will be 32-Bit Win 7 Home Premium. (staying with 32-bit unless the backwards compatibility issues that prior versions of windows 64-bit had have been resolved)
I'm not seeing anything that could cause a major hardware conflict. Is there anything to be aware of? The general idea for this PC is the be a general media PC for now with possibility to upgrade various aspects of it later on.