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Author Topic: So... My Mom got suckered into getting Windows 8  (Read 275 times)

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Offline Chris BradyTopic starter

So... My Mom got suckered into getting Windows 8
« on: December 14, 2012, 06:07:33 AM »
And her hardware is not up to snuff.  She's getting the dreaded errors.  However, she's looking into some upgrades for her rig.  I found a couple, but I'm not sure if they're Win8 compatible.  I was hoping someone whose more current in the hardware specs to help with these two parts.

Processor: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4501106&CatId=7182

Motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1963429&Sku=G452-2609

I think they'd be Win8 compatible, but my hardware knowledge is a bit lacking.

Offline Moraline

Re: So... My Mom got suckered into getting Windows 8
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 12:10:15 PM »
That motherboard isn't compatible with that processor.

Try this one for a comparable price:
MSI FM2-A55M-E33 Socket FM2 Motherboard - MicroATX, Socket FM2, AMD A55, DDR3 1866 MHz, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, PCIe, DirectX 11
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4953871&CatId=7703
Price:    $57.99 (before rebate / after $47.99)

When your matching up processors and motherboards it's the Socket you need to look at. In the case of the processor you choose it's (Socket FM2). That's a brand new type of socket just released in September of this year.

Don't worry about Win8 Compatibility. It will be compatible with anything you buy.


« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 12:11:28 PM by Moraline »

Offline Chris BradyTopic starter

Re: So... My Mom got suckered into getting Windows 8
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 02:39:35 AM »
Right.  I knew I forgot about the sockets.  Thanks.  Been close to 10 years since I worked as a tech.  Had a hard time remembering about the sockets then as well.

Thanks again.