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by matthenewbie
Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 8800GTS & Windows xp 64 problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1271

8800GTS & Windows xp 64 problems

Hey guys. Got the system up and running however nvidia drivers cant seem to detect my graphics card Its defiantly plugged in correctly and turns on because the fan spins and its hot after i switch the pc off. When ever i try to run Nvidia drivers. it just says '' Window verson not compatible \\ even...
by matthenewbie
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

Just looked at the wires that come with the case.

there is no Clear cmos or COM wires :/ ?

I guessing its supposed to come with these? there is also no Command Chassie lead to go in the FP either
by matthenewbie
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Desperate Times
Replies: 15
Views: 3810

Re: Desperate Times

any luck>
by matthenewbie
Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

Almost there now. For some reason my pcu came with 2 cables with (CPU) on them. However i can only find one slot. Just need to plug the power cable into the DVD DRIVE. And i am DONE. Next Task (Cable Management) The rules are NO cables touching the motherboard right? Secondly a little worried about ...
by matthenewbie
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

Calling it a night now.

Just need to connect all the power cables. Sort the wires. Then boot.

Been a heck of a experience so far.

Made a few mistakes. Weather the pc boots or not is another thing
by matthenewbie
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

I can't seem to fit my power cable into my HDD

Non of the cables that came with my psu seem to fit

Am I just going mad or doing something wrong?

I have a Seagate barracuda 500gb hd (sata 3)

And SAta 2 mb

[Mod: removed gratuitous image links. Stay on topic, please.]
by matthenewbie
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

Guys finally need your help

Are the S/O screws in the correct place? or do they go in the outer holes? (see pic)

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by matthenewbie
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

I just thought i'd mention although the ram is close to the metal heatsink.(Cpu cooler)

Its not touching there is wee gap between the two that you can look down
by matthenewbie
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

http://s22.postimg.org/n5sdl4iil/image_2.jpg http://s21.postimg.org/afh95dy6r/image_3.jpg Cpu cooler seems to be quite close to the ram ? Is that quite normal ? Also the Ram was a little stiff to click into play, and i had to put a little bit of pressure, but stop when i heard a '' click '' noise a...
by matthenewbie
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

Very slow BUT Progress so Far.

Watching a few video's making sure i install things correctly.

So far the side fan & the I/O Shield & the CPU have been installed.

I think slow and steady is certainly the way to go on your first time Shall update soon with some pictures also : P
by matthenewbie
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

Hey guys. All my bits are here and I am now starting my new build. Never built a pc before and if I switch it on and it boots I shall be most surprised. Will probably need to ask questions at some point if I get stuck! You Guy guys and youtube are my only help. Only thing I'm not sure about is fitti...
by matthenewbie
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

Fantastic. Going to order the 7790 Last question. Found another motherboard. Will this support windows xp 64. Or will I have to buy windows 7 now? http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-m5a78l-m-usb3-amd-760g-s-am3plus-ddr3-sata-ii-3gb-s-raid-sata-pcie-(x16)-graphics-on-board-matx So my final set up wi...
by matthenewbie
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Extra Funds.
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Re: Extra Funds.

Sure thing.

Sorry for the mis understanding

Shall return to my old thread
by matthenewbie
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Extra Funds.
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Extra Funds.

Hey Guys. Looks like I have been able to get hold of extra funds. I fact I found out today that I will be accepted for scan finance. So I have up to £300 to spend (www.scan.co.uk) I have already got. 500gb sea gate hdd. Asus DVD drive. 500w ocz psu 4gb 1333 rip jaws ram. Fractal 1000 Matx case. What...
by matthenewbie
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

I love AMD. i have never had a problem with them. there afordable and for what i need they get the job done. This build is untill 2015. in march i will upgrade the cpu and the graphics card while also installing windows 7. 2015 i shall go for a much bigger system. just need to order my motherboard n...
by matthenewbie
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

think my dvd drive is sata three also

so does that mean neither my hd or dvd drive are compatable with that motherboard?
by matthenewbie
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

i think my hdd is sata 3 though. does that mean it wont work?
by matthenewbie
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

Would this support Windows XP 64/Pro. & my Seagate HDD?

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78LMUSB3/#overview

If it does then for my budget this will probably be my best bet.
by matthenewbie
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

how about the

Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 AMD AM3+ mATX Motherboard ?

Seems the best i can find at the moment with a reasonable rate.
by matthenewbie
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

Right. On your last comment i have managed to stop the Mainboard going through and got my money back. i have also managed to get a little more funds. I have £45 to get a motherboard. Now these are my plans. I need a motherboard that will give me the option for ssd because i will want this in the fut...
by matthenewbie
Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Re: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

Hey Steve. Thanks for the intro and I understand some of the pc is dated. I recently got my own flat and stuff so money is sharp as i have gone from living with my parents being basicly rent free. to renting my own flat, paying food shopping gas and so on (Im strapped for cash) 1. Grahpics card & CP...
by matthenewbie
Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU
Replies: 37
Views: 12197

Fractal design 1000 & Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU

Hi there. My name is Matt. In terms of PC building i am a complete newbie. And this will be my first ever attempt at building. I do have a fair knowledge on what each piece does. However the only thing im not %100 confident with is installing the PSU an linking up all the correct leads so my compute...