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Old 09-11-2010, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So here are the promised pictures from my recent motherboard upgrade.

First the old MoBo before I took it out...


The new one after I put it in. It was a little tight, but worked.


Four of these bad boys at 1066MHz


The CPU, heat-sink and 4 sticks of RAM installed.


Adding my 1GB GeForce GT 240


The power, reset and LED cords fit by a hair. My only gripe is that ASUS put those connectors on the bottom left instead of the bottom right. I stuck a piece of cardboard in to keep it from pulling. That is a short term fix until I get the extenders.


All done!


Please let me know what you think
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Yeah, you're really not meant to touch the contacts on the RAM like that, or at all :P The chance of you damaing it while doing so is actually very low, but still higher than not touching it.

Anyway, good build. I love it when a plan comes together
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Nice upgrade and nice pics! Great job pro2a!
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Tidy your wiring!!!!
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what temps are your HDD running at?
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Tidy your wiring!!!!
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You've made a little bit of an effort just increase it a little lol
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what temps are your HDD running at?
Between 38C and 48C.

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You've made a little bit of an effort just increase it a little lol
Well I've ordered power switch extenders because the motherboard had the connectors on the bottom left. That is why it's a mess now. Once I get them, I'll clean it up a bit.
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Between 38C and 48C.
Well I've ordered power switch extenders because the motherboard had the connectors on the bottom left. That is why it's a mess now. Once I get them, I'll clean it up a bit.
Well I think your main problem is the big clump of wires just hanging off the power supply. Move your DVD drive down a slot and then stuff them up in there and get them out of sight.
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