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carl4286

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#41 13 years ago

A few poiners... lets see what I can come up with: 1) Ground yourself before you dig in you're new computer. If you're about to touch a valuable part, touch the case with your hands first to discharge any static that may be building up. 2) Don't use too much thermal compound, a grain of rice worth is plenty. 3) Make sure all you're fan connectors are plugged in, and before you start installing Windows let the computer idle in the BIOS for a while so you can monitor the temperatures. That way it wont melt when you're setting it up. 4) Don't force the CPU in. It should literally fall right in the socket under it's own weight. Anyone have anything else to add?




rob.

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#42 13 years ago
1) Ground yourself before you dig in you're new computer. If you're about to touch a valuable part, touch the case with your hands first to discharge any static that may be building up.

In my whole lifetime of building PC's, i have only fried one part, it was an old matrox video card but i was like 10 i was on carpet and was probably sucking on the gold pins. :lol: But frying stuff shouldn't scare you, it's rare.

2) Don't use too much thermal compound, a grain of rice worth is plenty.

The AMD have it already on. Well, my 3700+ did.

3) Make sure all you're fan connectors are plugged in, and before you start installing Windows let the computer idle in the BIOS for a while so you can monitor the temperatures. That way it wont melt when you're setting it up.

Yep, and you should always set up the bios first before installing anything really.

4) Don't force the CPU in. It should literally fall right in the socket under it's own weight.

The CPU socket should have a little arrow that corrosponds with another little arrow on the CPU, the CPU only will fit one way, so you can't stuff up, but like carl said, don't force.

Also when pushing the clip down on the CPU socket, don't be afraid to put force down on the clip, i know it feels pretty scarey especially when dealing with expensive and fragile equipment.

Have fun, should be an awsome PC.

For teh win. ;)




Kozmo

Oooohhhhh.......frisky are we?

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#43 13 years ago

all good advice. just take your time and follow the information in your mobo manual. they are pretty thorough.