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Windows 7: Thermal Paste Questions

16 Jun 2010   #11
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Doublecheck to make sure "everything" is hooked up.... Including the CPU fan.

Also make sure your RAM is properly seated and correctly installed in the appropriate RAM slots.
lol, I feel like a dummy, I checked like 3 times and only after you said to check again did I notice the four pin power connector beside the cpu was out.

My first build so I'm a bit on edge.


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16 Jun 2010   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It happens to the best of us

Happy to hear you got it sorted out. Good luck with the new system
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16 Jun 2010   #13
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
It happens to the best of us

Happy to hear you got it sorted out. Good luck with the new system
Well chuffed it booted first time (After I had everything plugged in! )

Cheers for the help everybody!
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16 Jun 2010   #14
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks
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16 Jun 2010   #15
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Sweet, and I don't know anyone who has done this who has not experienced a missed connection or critical piece, i.e. RAM not seated, or in wrong slots, video not seated, or power connector not plugged in, worse yet the power connectors to the mobo swapped (older style boards) etc...etc....etc....

Now pay attention to the installation and watch for bends and possible grounding. When you check it in the case you only need RAM, CPU, GPU, keyboard, mouse and monitor to check everything then add your hard drive and CD/DCD/BD etc. Congratulations
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16 Jun 2010   #16
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Sweet, and I don't know anyone who has done this who has not experienced a missed connection or critical piece, i.e. RAM not seated, or in wrong slots, video not seated, or power connector not plugged in, worse yet the power connectors to the mobo swapped (older style boards) etc...etc....etc....

Now pay attention to the installation and watch for bends and possible grounding. When you check it in the case you only need RAM, CPU, GPU, keyboard, mouse and monitor to check everything then add your hard drive and CD/DCD/BD etc. Congratulations
Got everything running sweet and OS installed. Pretty painless actually. I had never worked on my own machine for upgrades just always took it to a shop. Decided since my dad needed a new rig to give it a go. Swapped the PSU from my current rig out for a new one and put my old one in the new build with everything else. Everything went smooth apart from the very minor issue of leaving that one cable out. Got me pumped for future upgrades.

CPU is an Athlon II x2 245 it's running at 26-27C idle so that seems pretty good.

Cheers again for all the help guys.
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