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Graham

I need a new computer for the obs.

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Graham

Here is one for all you techies out there.

The time is rapidly approaching for me to get a new desktop / tower computer for the obs.

I currently run my old faithful windows XP tower.

 

Now my technical knowledge of modern computers you could put on the back of a postage stamp.

 

Looking at this sort of thing.

 

AMD A8 9600 Quad Core @ 4.20GHz Turbo

ATI Radeon HD R7 Graphics Chip, 16GB DDR4 RAM

AM4 Motherboard | 300Mbps Wifi USB Adapter

Windows 10 Installed, 1TB HDD

 

 

Full spec -

 

Form FactorTower

Processor BrandAMD

Processor TypeAthlon

Processor Speed4.20 GHz

Processor Count4

RAM Size16 GB

Memory TechnologyDDR4 SDRAM

Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM

Hard Drive Size1000 GB

Hard Disk Technologyhdd

Hard Drive InterfaceATA

Graphics CoprocessorAMD Radeon R7

Wireless Type802.11bgn

Hardware PlatformPC

Operating SystemWindows 10 Professional

  

The problem I have is needing to know if I can run / transfer my current XP programs over to a windows 10 computer.

I need to know if I can use my registration / licence codes for MAXIM, BYE, PS 6 ect on a new windows 10 pc. 

 

If it is possible I will need someone to tell me how to do it.

 

So come on you techies what do you think.

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Bottletopburly

Registration codes shouldn’t be a problem graham as long as programs are win10 compatible , look into each files  program there may be a bak file so should hold your settings matter of copying and pasting into new folder   and get a ssd drive  blisteringly fast .

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Bino-viewer

Graham : i would share this with SGL to get a wider audience.

I would personally avoid the HDD in preference to a SSD.

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Bottletopburly

graham when my son got his gaming pc we used Dino pc ,and used system builder https://www.dinopc.com/online-pc-configurator so picked case ,then components to put into it ,we didnt need OS as we had a copy from software geeks w10 £20,and we didnt need ssd so when i got it added ssd and windows os to keep cost down .

here is what we got 

Primal Comet Ryzen Gaming Package

SKU: PCG01

1£756.00

CPU1 

1 x AMD Ryzen™ 5 1500X CPU (Quad Core, 3.6GHz - 3.7GHz, 16MB L3 Cache)

Air CPU Cooler1 

1 x Cooler Master Hyper 103

Warranty1 

1 x 5 Year Standard Warranty

RAM1 

1 x Corsair Vengeance® LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz C16 Memory Kit - Black

Graphics Card1 

1 x NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB Graphics Card

Motherboard1 

1 x Asus PRIME B350-Plus (Socket- AM4, 4X DDR4, ATX)

Operating System1 

1 x No Operating system installed

Storage HDD / SSHD1 

1 x No storage drive - I will install my own

Optical Drive1 

1 x No optical drive included

Add-on Card1 

1 x Addon Wireless PCI Express Adapter NWP300Ev4

Case1 

1 x Corsair Carbide SPEC-04 Black/Red Tempered glass (No Optical, ATX)

Power Supply Unit1 

1 x Corsair VS Series™ VS650 — 650 Watt 80 PLUS®

Case Lighting1 

1 x GameMax RGB Controller + Two 30CM RGB Strips

Turnaround1 

1 x Standard Turnaround

we added more ram at a later date now running 24gb ram same brand that we had in it .

 

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red dwalf

have a look at reconditioned pc`s, there is a shop near us, sb computers, they do reconditioned pc`s of different specs and prices, all clean installed operating systems, i`m sure there will be someone doing them nearer to you, if i was buying again my advice would be a fast processor, solid state drive, as much ram as possible, speeds up processing of images, i have 6gb and it still takes a little time although not ages, a good video card, you don`t need massive ram for it but try and get one with a hdmi output, which brings me to the final and one of the most important pieces, the monitor, a 1080 hd monitor will give best results as cheap low quality monitors give a poor look to images, especially when processing, google monitors for astronomy images, some people pay as much for a monitor as the computer itself. 

 

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Bino-viewer

+1 for SB in Long Eaton (if its the same place)

They will build you whatever you need for a good price.

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Graham

Plenty to think about there.

David if only I had the slightest idea what all that meant in your list I would be getting somewhere  ?

Rob my monitor is the only new bit of computing kit I have got. 

Its a Samsung 1080 HD

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Bottletopburly
6 hours ago, Graham said:

Plenty to think about there.

David if only I had the slightest idea what all that meant in your list I would be getting somewhere  ?

Rob my monitor is the only new bit of computing kit I have got. 

Its a Samsung 1080 HD

Just copy what my son got lols his would make an ace Astro pc and it’s quite too 

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red dwalf

Monitor sorted, just make sure your graphics card supports it via HDMI cable, good solid state drive, plenty of ram, and a good processor and your sorted

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Graham

Thanks Rob.

Been looking at computers all morning and my head is starting to spin.

 

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Sunny Phil

One annoying thing about more recent PCs is that old webcams no longer work.

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Graham

Just added 5 USB 3 ports to the old computer.

Just need a USB 3 camera to try it out.

If I connect my USB 2 hub to the USB 3 port will it increase the data transfer times.

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Graham

Rob 

Transferred my solar images over to a memory stick. 

Did it so fast the screen didn't so much as blink.

I tried connecting the hub but couldn't find a way to give eqmod a port. 

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Bottletopburly
10 hours ago, Graham said:

Just added 5 USB 3 ports to the old computer.

Just need a USB 3 camera to try it out.

If I connect my USB 2 hub to the USB 3 port will it increase the data transfer times.

No it shouldn’t do may be quicker if you had been using a usb1 port previously 

2 hours ago, Graham said:

I tried connecting the hub but couldn't find a way to give eqmod a port

Doesn’t Eqmod search automatically for a port  binoculars icon ? 

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Graham

Yes but it only searches the usb ports.

The card is on the PCI -e socket

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red dwalf

should be able to give eqmod a com port in the eqmod driver setup, also if your on windows 10 you may need to roll back the driver, windows 10 adds a current driver that does not work with eqmod, when you roll it back to the older one it does

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Graham

Still running xp so the driver is not a problem. 

If I go into eqmod driver set up it only gives me the ports on the pc not the ports on the card I just fitted. 

If you know how I can get to the new USB 3 ports I would love to know. 

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Bottletopburly

May be worth asking on yahoo  Eqmod user group I’m sure someone will know if it’s possible 

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Graham
17 minutes ago, Bottletopburly said:

May be worth asking on yahoo  Eqmod user group I’m sure someone will know if it’s possible 

Good idea 

I will give it a go

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Graham

Still cannot find the answer I need.

I need to be able to point eqmod at one of the usb 3 ports.

Unfortunately you only get the option of the usb 2 ports as the usb 3 card is in a different part of the tree in device manager.

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red dwalf

Could you add a separate usb extension cable and run it to a usb 2 port ?

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Graham
6 minutes ago, red dwalf said:

Could you add a separate usb extension cable and run it to a usb 2 port ?

 

I could do Rob 

Just plug the eqmod into a usb2 port and plug the mount hub into the usb 3 for the cameras ect

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red dwalf

I run my quide scope on a separate 5 meter non active usb cable and it runs fine, cost me about £2 off eBay, it's a zwo camera so doesn't like hubs or active usb cables, it's strange how some things work and others don't.

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