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Old 08-05-2012, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yes, I know this is a very noob question but lets say after I buy all the parts for a computer and put it together, what do I have to do to make everything work.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First off welcome.

Second, that is a pretty broad question. There are a lot of things to do once it's together. First and foremost, are you 100% positive all the parts are compatible? Just because it fit's doesn't always mean it will work. Start off with your motherboard. You need to see what kind of memory it takes, how much and at what frequency. Then you need to make sure your processor (Which also needs to be compatible with your MoBo) can support that frequency lest you end up with many BSD's and I can tell you from experience... figuring that out is Once you get that figured out, you need to make sure all your memory timings in BIOS are correct, if not... you guessed it... More BSD's. You can look online at any MoBo you want to buy and it will list in detail what RAM and what processors will work. Make sure your boot drive is plugged into SATA 1 or 2. I figured that out the hard way. Update all your drivers and don't just use the disc, go online and get them. I'm sure there is more, but those are the issues I ran into. I have it all figured out now and stable.

A monkey can build a computer... getting it to work correctly is the hard part. Good luck.
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This is what he suggested in another thread so I'm guessing these parts all work well together, and then I can can just find a GPU to match all of this

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Now how would I find out about what BIOS settings and all that fun stuff?
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So this is the computer my Dad wants me to get. SYX Venture SG-310 Performance PC - Intel Core i5 3470 3.2 GHz, Genuine Windowsģ 7 Professional 64 Bit, 2GB NVIDIA GT 640, 8GB DDR3, 1TB 7200rpm HDD at TigerDirect.com

Is it worth it to buy this or to still think about building my own.
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