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Windows 7: Keeping Computer Stable

24 Jun 2013   #21
linnemeyerhere

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
There is an account called "Administrator". In Windows it will normally be hidden when you create an administrative account. It is very easy to create such an account. Simply open "User Accounts" in control panel and click "Manage another account". Then click on "Create a new account". You can then choose to create an administrative or standard account. If you create an administrative account it will have all of the privileges of the Administrator account.
+1 to this but also set up a user account or multiple accounts which once logged on protects many possible changes to the system.


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24 Jun 2013   #22
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

One thing I haven't seen mentioned here yet is about ESD Electric Static Discharge. Since this is your first build I would recommend getting a grounding strap like this to ground you to the case so you don't discharge static into any components.

Rosewill RTK-001 Premium Anti-Static Wrist Strap - Newegg.com

The other way to do this is to touch the metal part of case frequently to discharge any static that can build up, but if you aren't a frequent builder/tinkerer, then this might not be as common practice.

(I don't know your experience level or background so this is just a friendly FYI/reminder) You're build list looks good there...
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24 Jun 2013   #23
charkzilla20

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
One thing I haven't seen mentioned here yet is about ESD Electric Static Discharge. Since this is your first build I would recommend getting a grounding strap like this to ground you to the case so you don't discharge static into any components.

Rosewill RTK-001 Premium Anti-Static Wrist Strap - Newegg.com

The other way to do this is to touch the metal part of case frequently to discharge any static that can build up, but if you aren't a frequent builder/tinkerer, then this might not be as common practice.

(I don't know your experience level or background so this is just a friendly FYI/reminder) You're build list looks good there...
Oh yes I have that strap in my cart thanks for the advice
I'm thinking of changing the ram sticks to these:
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Produc...tem=20-231-455
The previous ones were 1600, these are 1866.
Does that seem like a good idea?
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24 Jun 2013   #24
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Or jump to the 2133mhz series? they are still affordable as well and Haswell can utilize up to 2800-3000mhz when overclocked but those are big bucks.
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24 Jun 2013   #25
charkzilla20

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Or jump to the 2133mhz series? they are still affordable as well and Haswell can utilize up to 2800-3000mhz when overclocked but those are big bucks.
Well for general use and gaming, is that necessary?
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24 Jun 2013   #26
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charkzilla20 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Or jump to the 2133mhz series? they are still affordable as well and Haswell can utilize up to 2800-3000mhz when overclocked but those are big bucks.
Well for general use and gaming, is that necessary?
I would go up from 1600, but can't say if 1866 is good enough or if 2133 would be more recommended. If your budget can handle it go up as high as your mobo supports. (within reason and other components?)

The one thing I would say about 1866 from having it is that it will have a default profile at 1600mhz that will need to be adjusted to take advantage of the 1866mhz. Not sure if this is all 1866mhz RAM or just the ones I had (Patriot Viper 3 2x4gb sticks) or if this would be the same deal on 2133.

(when I adjusted mine from 1600 to 1866 I saw a good boost in general use and gaming)
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24 Jun 2013   #27
charkzilla20

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Or jump to the 2133mhz series? they are still affordable as well and Haswell can utilize up to 2800-3000mhz when overclocked but those are big bucks.
Well for general use and gaming, is that necessary?
I would go up from 1600, but can't say if 1866 is good enough or if 2133 would be more recommended. If your budget can handle it go up as high as your mobo supports. (within reason and other components?)

The one thing I would say about 1866 from having it is that it will have a default profile at 1600mhz that will need to be adjusted to take advantage of the 1866mhz. Not sure if this is all 1866mhz RAM or just the ones I had (Patriot Viper 3 2x4gb sticks) or if this would be the same deal on 2133.

(when I adjusted mine from 1600 to 1866 I saw a good boost in general use and gaming)
I see that the 2133mhz sticks are just a few bucks more:
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Produc...tem=20-231-468
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24 Jun 2013   #28
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charkzilla20 View Post
I would also go with those

I read some of the feedback on this site and some people have had to set the BIOS settings so it will run at the correct speed. Just make sure to check on them when you first get them set up so you aren't running at a lower speed than possible.
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24 Jun 2013   #29
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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24 Jun 2013   #30
charkzilla20

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charkzilla20 View Post
I would also go with those

I read some of the feedback on this site and some people have had to set the BIOS settings so it will run at the correct speed. Just make sure to check on them when you first get them set up so you aren't running at a lower speed than possible.



great! I'll do that . Thanks


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Mother of gawd! those are pricey :P
2133 it is!
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