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Old 02-05-2006, 01:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, my computer parts arrived in Portland yesterday, about 3 hours north of where I am living. I just had a couple questions on what to do after the build is complete.

1. boot my computer and enter the mobo's BIOS and make sure the settings are right~ vid card, sound card, stuff like that.
2. install windows xp
3. install my mobo's drivers, then what ever other drivers i might have.

Does that look ok? also, are the drivers that come with the parts up-to-date? or am I going to have to update the drivers from their website? hope im not confusing anybody.


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Old 02-05-2006, 02:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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id say just apply default bios settings and install the windows
in windows i usually disable usless startup programs then uninstall programs i dont need (restart)
3install graphics driver(restart)
install sound driver and all essential drivers(restart) after all drivers are good i tweak the system settings and then install rest of the software(restart) and tweak it a lil more
and then test it and see if anything is unstable

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Very hard to say if the drivers are the most current version for what you ordered, as you didn't provide the info for the products you go.

I would have to say that it is VERY LIKELY that there will be new drivers you have to download to have the most current version.
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alright, thanks for the info.
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