User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  3
Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: I fall on my sword

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    28 Mar 2011
    Location
    Modbury
    Posts
    784
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I fall on my sword

    Yes went out bought LR 4 and forgot to check system requirements and yes I have XP, so back to the drawing board I go with tail between my legs.

    So where to from here do I go and buy Win 7, Win. 8, or do I venture into the world of Lynux and if so what is the software I need to run it, and are there other adjustments required that are not to be tried by non IT savies like me.

    PS. My Motherboard and processor AMD Athlon core 2 duo 64 are probably about 7 years old and looks like wont support more than 4 gig.
    Last edited by ROA44; 15-07-2013 at 8:52am.

  2. #2
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,641
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Windows 7 for now, or wait for Windows 8.1 later next month
    Last edited by Kym; 15-07-2013 at 8:55am.
    regards, Kym Gallery Honest & Direct Constructive Critique Appreciated! ©
    Digital & film, Bits of glass covering 10mm to 500mm, and other stuff



  3. #3
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    28 Mar 2011
    Location
    Modbury
    Posts
    784
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thank you Kym, was thinking that would be the case so will have to look into that

  4. #4
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    28 Mar 2011
    Location
    Modbury
    Posts
    784
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Or do I just bite the bullet and make the jump to win 8 even though I have it on a laptop and dislike it I don't want to load on laptop yet also only student Edit. $68's Officeworks for pro upgrade. Has anyone tried it.

  5. #5
    It's all about the Light!
    Tech Admin
    Kym's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Jun 2008
    Location
    Modbury, Adelaide
    Posts
    9,641
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Windows 8 is not so good, 8.1 fixes a bunch of issues for users who don't have a touch screen

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    27 Feb 2012
    Location
    Doncaster East
    Posts
    622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Or buy a Mac.
    Cheers

    You don't have to be dead to be a donor.

    Education is what remains after that which has been learnt, has been forgotten.

  7. #7
    Still in the Circle of Confusion Cage's Avatar
    Join Date
    25 May 2010
    Location
    Hunter Valley
    Posts
    5,350
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are you up for doing a DIY upgrade, swapping out your motherboard and memory for starters.

    If you are updating your O/S you would be doing yourself a disservice by not going to the 64bit system.

    If you don't have your original paperwork/manuals, google your motherboard's model No. and you should get an idea of what you have, and how far you can go with it.
    Cheers
    Kev

    D600 : D7200 and too much stuff to list

  8. #8
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    28 Mar 2011
    Location
    Modbury
    Posts
    784
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes, Apple would be nice but $$$$$'s aren't here. The board I'm running is an ASUS A8N-VM CSM 4 RAM slots, still looking up details, and have assembled most of my systems, and this one has been going well for a long time and just trying to hold out as long as possible.
    Last edited by ROA44; 15-07-2013 at 10:03pm. Reason: Extra Info

  9. #9
    Still in the Circle of Confusion Cage's Avatar
    Join Date
    25 May 2010
    Location
    Hunter Valley
    Posts
    5,350
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks like a mobo upgrade for you.

    I am currently looking at updating my mobo, a Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3 SOCKET AM3+ as I've recently acquired a solid state drive and need a SATA3 board.

    I was going to let you have it at a very reasonable price when I saw this. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Gigabyte-...item48577e113e

    This board is an update of mine with the SB850 chip which will future proof you for SATA3 if and when you go there.

    These boards seem backward compatible with a lot of AMD Athlon processors. Check here for your model # http://www.gigabyte.com/support-down....aspx?pid=3809

    I made the switch from Asus to Gigabyte boards a couple of builds back and couldn't be happier.

    Good luck .

  10. #10
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    28 Mar 2011
    Location
    Modbury
    Posts
    784
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thank you Cage for the offer, I may have a slim chance of another board+CPU but at this point I might hold off a little longer as apparently we may have some more cash freed up and that board does look tempting.
    So I might look at trying to pick up a cheap original Windows 7 or as Kym has mentioned 8.1 might be a possibility. As my copy of LR is 4.1 I may have to down load an upgrade to load it onto Win 8.

    So thank you to all for Ideas and input all appreciated.

  11. #11
    Still in the Circle of Confusion Cage's Avatar
    Join Date
    25 May 2010
    Location
    Hunter Valley
    Posts
    5,350
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just as well you didn't get too excited about that mobo on fleabay. The seller stuffed up with the specs and it's actually the same unit as mine.

    Anyway I've just hit the 'Buy' button om a 6GBs SATA mobo to get the most from my SSD. Swapping the boards will keep me out of mischief for a few hours.

    Cheers
    Kevin
    Last edited by Cage; 16-07-2013 at 7:27pm.

  12. #12
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    28 Mar 2011
    Location
    Modbury
    Posts
    784
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good luck, just rethinking options Looking at Ebay for Win 7 plus have to contact someone about possibly acquiring this other system, also need to look at AP classifieds.

    Cheers
    Milton

  13. #13
    Arch-Σigmoid Ausphotography Regular ameerat42's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 Sep 2009
    Location
    Nthn Sydney
    Posts
    16,795
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Shouldn't Win7 (even a higher-up version) be about $150??
    Yep. I was right.
    http://www.myshopping.com.au/PT--84_...__fs_45675_e__
    Am.
    CC, Image editing OK.

  14. #14
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    28 Mar 2011
    Location
    Modbury
    Posts
    784
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thought I saw a WIn. 8 ver. 4 about $68 on officeworks site But tracking some win 7 ver's. on Ebay but otherwise yes & even dearer

  15. #15
    Still in the Circle of Confusion Cage's Avatar
    Join Date
    25 May 2010
    Location
    Hunter Valley
    Posts
    5,350
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just my two bobs worth, but I think W7 is the most stable system since XP, and I've tried most of them.

    On a shoestring you could probably get away with a new/used mobo, an O/S upgrade, and some more RAM, depending on your CPU.

    Being on the OAP I'm a hard shopper, and I do my homework before I hand over the readies.

  16. #16
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    28 Mar 2011
    Location
    Modbury
    Posts
    784
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well looks like I may have sort of temporarily resolved my issues with my sons old comp., Swapped my Spare HHD into the case AMD Athlon 64 x 2 dual Core 4600 2.41 GHz. processor on an ASUS M2N-MX Plus M/Board. with WIn.7 and now up and running, all be it temporary. I might try to swap the HDD into my case later to see if it will work. Now all I have to do is Load LR 4 and start learning & posting I'll have to find some more photos now 7 start getting out. Yahoooooo

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •