Author Topic: Anyone out there good at building PCs?  (Read 5988 times)

thepenguin

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Re: Anyone out there good at building PCs?
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2011, 08:43:34 am »
if anyone could help me.
I have a compaq pressario pc....yes you can laugh
and I replaced the standard 512mb ram with 2 1gb ram.
now I bought a nvidia gt 220 video card and I can place it in the pc buuuuuut
whenever it gets to the screen where you can acess bios it freezes before I can instal the video card
now.... I think its becuase the other video card (ATI radeon xpress 200 see 2nd line)
cant be removed the nvidia card is pci-e
any halp?

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Re: Anyone out there good at building PCs?
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2011, 10:28:59 am »
advice for life:

make sure the components you buy are supported by your OS, (you can't use the same RAM drivers / firmware for 512 and 2G)

Uh, TP, I don't think RAM has firmware/drivers in an OS.

As for your problem, crazyone, you probably installed an unsupported video card or you didn't install the video card correctly.

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Re: Anyone out there good at building PCs?
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2011, 02:59:13 pm »
Too weak powersupply most likely.
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Re: Anyone out there good at building PCs?
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2011, 10:07:59 am »
advice for life:

make sure the components you buy are supported by your OS, (you can't use the same RAM drivers / firmware for 512 and 2G)

Uh, TP, I don't think RAM has firmware/drivers in an OS.

As for your problem, crazyone, you probably installed an unsupported video card or you didn't install the video card correctly.



I cant even get to the instal part
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Re: Anyone out there good at building PCs?
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2011, 12:03:08 pm »
I'm not sure what you mean, crazy. You have to install the video card into the motherboard before you can install drivers for the video card.

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Re: Anyone out there good at building PCs?
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2011, 12:37:39 pm »
erm... Im pretty bad with pc's
I can install it into the motherboard
I turn on the pc I see the normal screen I see when I start my pc
then theres a screen (normal) that asks me to press f2 to continue
and when I press f2 it freezes
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Re: Anyone out there good at building PCs?
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2011, 12:39:29 pm »
It's probably not supported by the motherboard or as Bjorn said, it's a lack of power supply.

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Re: Anyone out there good at building PCs?
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2011, 04:14:45 pm »
It's a clean harddrive right? insert a bootable CD and off you go ;)
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Re: Anyone out there good at building PCs?
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2011, 10:26:23 am »
I tried the above and its not the power suply
but whats suposed to happen
when I press f2 it just says reading nvram got my hopes up
left it on that screen 5 hours nothing happened
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Re: Anyone out there good at building PCs?
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2011, 11:49:34 am »
I tried the above and its not the power suply
but whats suposed to happen
when I press f2 it just says reading nvram got my hopes up
left it on that screen 5 hours nothing happened

I am not good at building my computers, but I would take out the graphics card and check your drivers, firmware, BIOS, pretty much everything and update whatever you can. If your still having the problem, call your computer maunfacture, maybe they can help.

My dad put in new RAM a new Video Card and a new processor into my brother's computer and we couldn't get it to work. We called Dell and they told us exactly what to do.
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Re: Anyone out there good at building PCs?
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2011, 03:49:17 pm »
I gonna get a new pc anyway
goodbye blaming lag
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Re: Anyone out there good at building PCs?
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2011, 03:58:20 pm »
I gonna get a new pc anyway
goodbye blaming lag

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Re: Anyone out there good at building PCs?
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2011, 12:44:06 am »
lol coming a little late to this topic, but it was/is part of my job to build computers. if ne1 has any more questions just post and ill help.