Installing a cooler on a processor
Background to the experiment: CPU cooling (LGA775 socket) was provided by the CNPS7700-AICu cooling system. Intel Pentium D930 processor, was purchased in 2005. At that time, quite powerful and expensive. Therefore, I did not save on cooling. Bought a Zalman CNPS7700-AICu. For four years he regularly performed the task assigned to him. There are no complaints about cooling the processor now, but it has become pretty noisy.
Therefore, I decided to send the old man to retire and started repairs. It is repair, because replacement is laziness and squandering, at least in this situation. In place of the noisy fan, I decided to put Floston, because the noise from it is less than from the dead, but it costs a penny in comparison with its predecessor. Continue reading
Ways to replace the motherboard without reinstalling for Windows 7
As a rule, after upgrading the computer with replacing the motherboard, the user has to install the operating system “clean”, installing the necessary programs along the way. All this can be avoided by replacing the main board without reinstalling Windows according to the instructions in this article.
Board replacement algorithm without reinstalling Windows 7
The main reason for the inability to boot Windows after replacing the motherboard (with the fatally inevitable “blue screen of death”) is the inability of the “old” operating system to find drivers for the new SATA controller, since it simply does not have them. This problem can be solved by editing the registry files or by integrating drivers at the stage before replacing the motherboard.
Windows 7 configuration methods in this context vary, depending on the specific situation. In particular, is this carried out immediately before replacing the main board, or after an upgrade at system startup accompanied by BSOD. It is preferable and easier to work with the first option, but if the upgrade is Continue reading