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Mr.MuFf

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#1 13 years ago

But i can't....i know about hardware and where most stuff goes, but when it comes to BIOS and stuff like that i'm pretty damn lost.....is there any REALLY good sites or books out there that will teach me how to build a new computer with PCIx16 graphics, DDR2 dual ram, BIOS, CPU temps........basicly something fool proof.......or is there any other good ways to learn?




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#2 13 years ago

yep theres a couple of links in the knowledge base in fact

knowledge base: http://forums.filefront.com/showthread.php?t=177131

building a comp: http://www6.tomshardware.com/howto/20020904/index.html

http://www6.tomshardware.com/howto/20020918/index.html

BIOS: http://www6.tomshardware.com/motherboard/19970101/index.html

its not as difficult as it sounds to build a comp, everything just slots together like a technical jigsaw, if a part doesnt fit just make sure not to use a hammer


Thinking about it.



Kilobyte

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#3 13 years ago
Mr.MuFf....or is there any other good ways to learn?

My method was to get a hold of a bunch of Pentium PCs, for cheap. I think you can pick up about 20 for a buck a piece, if you know where to look. Schools are always looking for ways to dump old hardware.

If you can get a complicated Pentium (or a 486!!!) up and running, I can guarantee that you'll be able to get any modern PC running. They've gotten a lot easier to use.

The biggest thing is, those older systems won't cost much, and would be easy to replace. Spare parts would be easy to find, as far as scrap. So you shouldn't be afraid of breaking them, but rather experiment. Learn what to do, and what not to do (the what not to do is more important).

Don't try purchasing parts in a retail store for them, they'll charge an arm and a leg, for some out-of-production parts.

Then read a few "For Dummies" books. They usually are funny, and helpfull, with the clear and easy to understand wording (and somtimes witty). And/Or seek the assistance of someone who actually has built a few machines before, and has the patience to pass on what he/she has learned.




Mr.MuFf

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#4 13 years ago

k cheers guys, i just asked my dad and he said i could use a VIA C3 socket 370 933mhz comp...just need to find around 128mb of SD ram...but thats costs like 50 bucks in aus now.




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#5 13 years ago
[CoUk]niu

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#6 13 years ago
Mr.MuFf.......or is there any other good ways to learn?

Trial and horror.:D




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#7 13 years ago
Monster_userMy method was to get a hold of a bunch of Pentium PCs, for cheap. I think you can pick up about 20 for a buck a piece, if you know where to look. Schools are always looking for ways to dump old hardware. If you can get a complicated Pentium (or a 486!!!) up and running, I can guarantee that you'll be able to get any modern PC running. They've gotten a lot easier to use. The biggest thing is, those older systems won't cost much, and would be easy to replace. Spare parts would be easy to find, as far as scrap. So you shouldn't be afraid of breaking them, but rather experiment. Learn what to do, and what not to do (the what not to do is more important).

:agreed That's what I would suggest. It's how I learned when I were a lad (although, a complicated Pentium or 486 actually was expensive, but I used them anyway because I didn't really care... my dad did, though :nodding: :evilgrin: ); trial and error. Practical experience will give you what reading about it on websites will not give you -- erm, practical experience. Which is invaluable! Almost as invaluable as your £500 graphics card!




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#8 13 years ago

I know intel makes a guide for people who want to build computers to use, then they will rember how much intel helped them and they will buy and intel processor and mobo:p Good marketing there though. Its on intel's site. I should get ahold of my old p2 system and totally clean it out to fingure out how everthing goes together, even though I have read alot and installed a DVD drive me self:)