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Jumzor 05-07-2009 03:27 AM

Things to do with a new computer
 
Hey guys
I'm picking up my new computer tomorrow and I'm wondering if there is anything you guys suggest i do to make it run better.
Here it is...

i7 920
Asus P6T (standard)
GTX 295
Antec 1200
Coolermaster V8
1000w Antec Power supply
Corsair TR3X6G1600C9 6GB
OCZ XTC Ram Cooler
64-bit Vista Home premium

Any tweaks,software & advice is much appreciated.

P.S Has anyone got a good Core i7 OC guide for noobs?

harnar123 05-07-2009 07:12 AM

Re: Things to do with a new computer
 
well run memtest, prime 95 it, check temps, route cables, add fans, use a good thermal grease.
Then maybe tighten ram timings or raise mhz (I like loose timings better). I always like to give my graphiss card a 5% overclock right off the bat. Programs that I like, core temp, evga precision, prime 95, everst can be fun, o and do a SUPER PI run.

patonb 05-07-2009 11:11 AM

Re: Things to do with a new computer
 
Fold on it......... ;)

But bsically stress/burn it in.

thirdshiftdj 05-07-2009 11:36 AM

Re: Things to do with a new computer
 
overclock the crap out of it
I would read up on some general ocing guides.

Luke 05-07-2009 12:20 PM

Re: Things to do with a new computer
 
do some os tweaks, some reg edits. Install all your customizing apps, stuff like that.

As soon as a have built a new system, i right off the bat do my reg edits, they are the most important, i have become to acustomed to them.

harnar123 05-07-2009 09:48 PM

Re: Things to do with a new computer
 
what regedits, you got me intereseted

Luke 05-08-2009 08:29 AM

Re: Things to do with a new computer
 
^just a few little tweaks, scroll bar sizes, menu delays, ect. You could probably do some google search's and find some cool stuff to do.

veg1992 05-08-2009 09:50 AM

Re: Things to do with a new computer
 
Start by making sure everything is running well, benchmark, run Memtest86, run ATITool and scan for Artifacts... run Intel's Burn test at Max... throw some games in there to see loading times, FPS, overheating GPU/CPU/ Instablity

NOW START OVERCLOCKING!! and re-do above..

Finally end by tweaking Windows to look to your liking, do some registry tweaks and performance tweaks, etc

TheOtis 05-08-2009 05:30 PM

Re: Things to do with a new computer
 
+1 vernon and install Download FREE antivirus software - avast! Home Edition or AVG Free - Download AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition for Windows XP and Vista

nderscore 05-09-2009 03:26 AM

Re: Things to do with a new computer
 
Start -> Search Bar -> msconfig -> services -> disable superfetch and windows search

Control panel (classic view) -> user accounts -> turn user account control off

Control panel (classic view) -> security center -> change the way security center alerts me -> don't notify me and don't display the icon

control panel (classic view) -> windows update -> change settings -> check for updates

Those are a few things I do to every machine on first boot.


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