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Old 12-13-2008, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Newbie builder. Starting over with new HDD

Hey dudes. its me again. this is going to be a looong post. im very sorry dudes. i cant seem to get my new gaming build working. it was working fine for a while until WOW started freezing and i was getting HDD errors. you guys came to the conclusion that i might need a new
HDD. so i just bought a new WD caviar SE16 500GB HDD. any ways, this is what im going to do. turn off the PSU. unplug monitor and PSU from surge protector. hold down the power button to drain any extra juice out of my components. then, swap hard drives. easy enough. now, im going to download the drivers(via flash card, moms computer) that i need from the manufactures websites so that their all up to date. this is where i get in trouble. first, here are my computer components:

OS: Vista 32bit

CPU: Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E5200

MOBO: BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported

Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE

Now, im not sure how many of these drivers i need or want. what about the bios? what about the bios update? do i need the mobo hd sound driver if i have a sound card? and what order should i install all of this? When should i do the windows updates? when should i install the virus protection software i just bought? Arrrrrrrrggggggggggggg. Sorry about all the questions. I really want to learn all of this. Here is a list of all the drivers, bios and software i found from the manufactures. Sorry.

File Size 1048576 Upload Date 2008-07-16
Description Update BIOS source code.(with Biostar logo)
File P45BA710.BST


Bios Utility
Operating System Version Date Size Download
Windows 2000/XP x86/XP x64/Vista x86/Vista x64/Server 2003 x86/Server
2003 x64/ 1.9.1.5 2008-10-29 3.61 MB

Chipset
Operating System Version Date Size Download
Windows 2000/XP x86/XP x64/Vista x86/Vista x64/Server 2003 x86/Server 2003 x64/ 9.0.0.1007 2008-05-26 2.39 MB

On-Board Audio
Operating System Version Date Size Download
Windows Vista x86/Vista x64/ 6.0.1.5708 2008-10-02 25.27 MB
Windows 2000/XP x86/XP x64/Server 2003 x86/Server 2003 x64/ 5.10.0.5708 2008-10-02 27.6 MB


On-Board LAN
Operating System Version Date Size Download
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP x86/XP x64/ 5.686.0103.2008 2008-04-18 4.55 MB
Windows Vista x86/Vista x64/ 6.203.0214.2008 2008-04-18 4.26 MB


USB 2.0 Controller
Operating System Version Date Size Download
Windows 2000/XP x86/ 0.9.0.5 2008-08-12 318.5 KB


T-Utility Over Clock III
Operating System Version Date Size Download
Windows 2000/XP x86/XP x64/Vista x86/Vista x64/Server 2003 x86/Server 2003 x64/ 0.9.0.9 2008-06-03 4.19 MB


T-Utility eHot-Line
Operating System Version Date Size Download
Windows XP x86/XP x64/Vista x86/Vista x64/Server 2003 x86/Server 2003 x64/ 0.9.0.2 2008-06-03 1.25 MB


T-Utility Hardware Monitor
Operating System Version Date Size Download
Windows 2000/XP x86/XP x64/Vista x86/Vista x64/Server 2003 x86/Server 2003 x64/ 1.0.0.6 2008-06-03 1.9 MB


T-Utility Bios FLASH
Operating System Version Date Size Download
Windows 2000/XP x86/XP x64/Vista x86/Vista x64/Server 2003 x86/Server 2003 x64/ 0.9.0.3 2008-06-03 2.98 MB


Serial ATA AHCI/RAID
Operating System Version Date Size Download
Windows XP x86/XP x64/Vista x86/Vista x64/Server 2003 x86/Server 2003 x64/ 8.5.0.1015 2008-08-12 21.15 MB



Driver
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Value/SE/LS and Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit XP and Windows Vista Pack 1.04.0077

Filesize : 63.39 MB Download Show Details
Release date : 9 Jul 07
This suite of drivers and applications has been updated and combined for your convenience. It installs the following applications to control your audio device's settings. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Value/SE/LS and Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit Windows Vista Driver 1.04.0065 Filesize : 10.54 MB Download Show Details
Release date : 16 Feb 07
This download is a driver providing Microsoft® Windows Vista™ 64-bit and Windows Vista 32-bit support for the audio devices listed below. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.


Application
Creative ALchemy 1.20.04
Filesize : 18.69 MB Download Show Details
Release date : 1 Aug 08
This download is an application for use with Creative audio products. It restores 3D audio and EAX® effects for certain DirectSound®3D games in Microsoft® Windows Vista®. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

Creative CD Burner Plugin 5.01.44 for Creative MediaSource 5 Player/Organizer Filesize : 10.49 MB Download Show Details
Release date : 31 Jul 08
This download contains an improved version of the Creative CD Burner plugin, a component application for use with Creative MediaSource™ Player/Organizer version 5.20 or later. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

Finally, do i need to change anything in my bios? Thanks. I promise to leave you alone and participate in the forums if i can get my own computer working properly!

sorry dudes. now that i think about it, this is a really horrible post. fist, i forgot to add the gpu drivers. second its way too long. ill post some stuff later if i have any questions. someone should delete this thread. burn it!
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you shouldn't flash your bios unless it's giving you issues, just unplug the computer and make sure you have a static strap on when you swap hard drives and with technology today it's usually plug and play
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cool thanks. do i need my onboard audio driver installed if i plan on using a creative soundblaster audigy sound card?
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