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Q: Having computer building problems

Basically Im having problems with my problems computer Having building computer and I dont know where else to turn so hopefully you guys can help me Ive been through a lot today with this thing but basically AMD Phenom II x CPU MSI S-G Mobo CORSAIR W PSU HD GPU HAF Case CORSAIR gb stick RAM HITACHI TB HDD Optical Drive LG I think doesnt matter So yeah Got everything hooked up properly blah blah blah turned it on had it hooked up to my monitor through VGA and HDMI and input came through neither when I turn it on theres lights on the motherboard that just stay solid lit up The little beepy thingy you plug it didnt work we even Having computer building problems took another beepy thingy out of my friends computer and put it in and it didnt do anything ALL fans power up optical drive pops open Uhh thats it Kinda ticked right now caled MSI he told me to pop the little battery thing out and put it back in that didnt help tried my RAM in all slots and my friends RAM outta his computer so the guy from MSI said it was probably the mobo or CPU thats messed up Any idea I also tried DVI didnt work Main thing im stumped on is the beep Ive been trying to get that thing to beep forever it just wont do it whats up with that nbsp

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A: Having computer building problems

The beep is telling you something isn't right... could be one memory module is defective, power supply is not connected correctly, video graphics card is bad on installed incorrectly... Often it is a bad motherboard...

How many beeps in each series, before the pause, and then repeated... that can tell you something. Look in the motherboard assembly or instruction book for beep codes.
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A:building new computer problems

Take out everything except the motherboard, processor, graphic card, and 1 stick of RAM.

Does the computer boot up?

If so add 1 piece and boot up...add another piece and boot up.

Where do you get your first failure?
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Thanks in advance.

A:Building Computer Problems

Are there any simple explanations for this or might it have to do with the specific parts I'm using?Click to expand...

What ARE the specific parts your using?
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ECS N2U400-A Socket A (Socket 462) NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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A:Building A Computer But Having Problems

make sure the pizzo buzzer speaker is hooked up to your mobo. Make sure clear cmos jumper hasnt been left on clear, try running just 1 stick of ram for trouble shooting sakes.
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Here are my specs:

Abit Be62 (I don't know the version).
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A:Building new computer, having mobo problems .. help!

Are you having problem with RAM?
First you must check whether you motherboard support your RAM speed, dual channel compatibility, clock speed and multiplier.
Simply, is both of your RAM exactly the same?
So you're telling that you could only use 1 ram instead of 2?
And when you put both of them the PC only recognize one of them right?

I guess you should wait another members with same mobo to tell the compatibility or search it in google. I personally didn't use those brands but i sure that there's compatibility arise or either product failure...
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A:Problems with building a computer-Bios

what about the bus speed does the motherboard support the bus speed that you are changing to. I don't typically upgrade those parts.
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A:Building computer boot up problems

Okay, I've had the same issue with a new build: Put it all together, switch on the power and basically nothing. Do the following tried and true diagnostic steps that can be tedious but costs nothing to do and can often zero in on your issue:

1. Uninstall everything from your motherboard and disconnect all peripherals from your power supply except psu to motherboard, cpu, and one stick of RAM. Now turn it on. If it boots up and stays booted then shut it down and then...

2. Add your second stick of memory -- nothing else. Repeat by booting up and if it stays booted up then...

3. Start adding one piece of hardware at a time and repeat as directed.

What are your findings?
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A:Building new PC. Any potential problems?

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A:Problems building a PC: upgrading BIOS, and CPU/fan problem

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wow as in world of warcraft?
if so then go for the recommened specs and then improve on thema little
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A:Building my new computer

Look at these guides to building pc`s. They may prove helpful.

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A:Building new computer...

Hi Joe, and welcome to TSG.

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A:Building a computer

Dorky106 said:

Trying to build a computer and all, problem is that I can't figure out what power supply would fit into the case.
Case I'm buying is this (Just going to list everything in the computer)
Its the first computer I'm building so yay! (Sorry about the bold and size just coping from the site...
Just making sure this will work, and to try and get help looking for a new Power Supply seeing how the one I'm trying to get is out of stock. (NON SATA required Power Supply)
Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case - ATX/Micro-ATX, USB, Audio, 120mm Blue LED Fan, Black

Mother board
ASUS P8H67-M LE B3 Intel H67 Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel H67 Express, 1333MHz DDR3, HDMI, Gigabit LAN, 8-Channel Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, SuperSpeed USB 3.0​

Intel Core i5-2400 BX80623I52400 Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.10 GHz (3.40 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail​

Video Card
MSI R6770-MD1GD5 Radeon HD 6770 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX Ready​

Patriot PSD32G13332 PC10600 2GB DDR3 Desktop Memory Upgrade - 1333MHz, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, Non-ECC, CL9, 1x2048MB​

Power Supply (Out of Stock)
Ultra LSP550 550-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration​Click to expand...

That PSU will fit just fine and it's available for $50 at CompUSA -
Personally. I'd go with the LSP650 to feed your power-hungry video card. It's only $55 and if you notice the regular price is $100
I've had an LSP650 running my main machine for 2 years through 3 builds and no problems, runs very quiet.
By the way, almost any ATX power supply will fit most modern cases. Only some of the larger 1000 & 1200 watt models will have clearance issues in smaller cases.
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A:Building your own Computer

Look at the links I've posted in this sticky.
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A:Building my own computer - need help

If you are not in Europe you shouldn't be changing the setting to 230v on the power supply.
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A:building computer

you only have got your CPU and MOBO ,
check for your videocard and all drives (HDD and dvd-writers for example)and RAM
you want first
then look for a computer case that can fit all your hardware
when thats done ill be able to help you choose witch PSU's will be fit for you

> thats how i would do it anyways other users might be able to help you directly...
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Is this for gaming/video editing/general use?
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-Thinking I would like to spend around $1100 canadian


-At least 1.5Gig DDR2 Ram
-256 graphics card (any suggestions on which one? Thinking:

Asus EN7600GT Silent/2DHT/256M nVidia GeForce 7600GT(560MHz) 256MB GDDR3(1.4GHz) 128-Bit DVI-I HDTV-Out Passive Cooling Heatsink SilentCool 2 PCI Express Graphics Card

-Intel Core 2 Duo processor with at least 2+ Ghz 775.

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A:Please help building new computer

You need a power supply and cd/dvd drive and monitor. The 7900gt or the card you mentioned are both good.
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XION XON-103 Case/PSU 450W/18A
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5500FX (Dont remind me Gettin new soon)
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56K Modem (Haha)
200GB IDE 7200RPM 16MB Cache
*X1950PRO Will be in here soon.

Cant boot it until Friday, or next Tuesday, because I forgot my power cable at my Dad's house . After breaking in this CPU, I will buy a Scythe Infinity, and overclock 2.7Ghz+

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Great system mate!

Is that a FX5500 a PCI card?
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a power supply, have no idea which to buy
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sound card?

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Is there a compelling reason not to buy a complete system instead? Just curious.
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Try clearing the cmos.
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A:Building a New Computer.

I'm not up on current AMD platforms, but I can tell you that you are better off dumping the FX-8120 and getting the FX-8320 or FX-8350. There is only about 30 bucks difference and the 8320/8350's perform much better than last generations 8100 series.

Save some money and go with the Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600MHz RAM(2 x 4gb sticks). You need an even number of RAM sticks, and as cheap as RAM is, you either need 8 or 16gb. For gaming, you'll never max out your 8gb.

Spend the money on a good SSD for your OS drive as it is the component you will see the greatest improvement in. Nothing else will give you the performance boost an SSD does.

Lastly, we have to do better with the video card. A video card at 100 bucks isn't going to do much for might as well get an APU, which is a CPU/GPU in one package. For a "gaming" computer, there is no reason why you shouldn't spend as much on a graphics card as you did on the CPU, in my opinion. I would look into the Radeon 7850 series to start and if you want a card that will last a little longer, you can go with a 7870GHz edition.

I don't know what your budget is, but I'd rather spend the money on good quality, viable parts, than spend a little less and get parts that don't perform well, and have to do this again a year or two later. Buy once, cry once. If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask.........I'm sure an AMD expert will weigh in shortly and can give you some more advice.

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A:Building Computer

Welcome to TSG Mike! I can't help you but I requested your thread be moved to a forum where it might get a better answer! Best of luck!
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still thinking on psu and hsf. Any recommendations?

A:Building new computer

First off, what are you going to be doing with your computer? It's the most important question when considering upgrading your system.
What do you want out of the PSU? Are you going to be using alot of fans? You need a high voltage rated one for that. Do you want it to be quiet? Several of Enermax's Whisper line will be fabulous. Some also have dual fans, which is very cool.
HSF. I'd reccomend getting a good one, it very well extends the life of your CPU by taking your temperatures down. Taisol is my favorite brand, and you can find a thread (by me) on the issue of it from the old forums. I would have a link but the old forums oddly enough won't load.
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A:Need help with building a computer

Zenosincks said:

Why do you want to do it through email out of curiosity?

I'm willing to help...Click to expand...

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A:Building A Computer

You may want to click the "Report" link below your post and ask a moderator to move your post to the hardware forum. Please wait for them to move it and don't start a duplicate post on your own.

FYI, The DIY Projects forum specifically is not the place for computer issues ...
Do It Yourself Projects
Got something around the house that needs fixing and is NOT a computer?​
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A:Building a new computer

I will build you a very nice computer. I just need to know where you are purchasing these parts from (sites). 450W is the power supply. Dont worry, I will take care of that.
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A:Building a computer

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A:building computer need help

Just a guess on this i would say it is the board
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current specs :
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intel 865 chipset with i/ vga
512mb ram
80gb 7200rpm
dvd-ram dl ls

and i would like to upgrade to :
intel e6300 1.86ghz core duo
intel 965 chipset with i/ vga
1gb ram
160gb 7200rpm
(same) dvd-ram dl ls

how do you think, worth it? or i should use E6400 which cost more or less 50US$. beside, i choose intel mobo as for me i do not need external GPU cause the computer is not intended for gaming purpose. its just a home pc.

your comments are greatly appreciated.

A:building new computer

For home use, the E6300 is fine. However, why would u need a Core 2 Duo for home use? A Pentium D/Celeron D would be quite adequate for that purpose.
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A:Building a computer?

Start by deciding what processor you want and go from there!!!!
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A:Building A Computer

Make certain all of your cards, CPU, RAM, and data/power connections are seated firmly in the motherboard. If that doesn't help, clear out the BIOS settings, either by setting the CMOS reset jumper or pulling out the battery for a minute or so.
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HOWDY I am slowly building a Computer Not from scratch Just buying the parts and putting them together I had a Dell XP bought in thru Ebay I went to CompUSA and asked the service tech which Processor I Building HELP!! Computer My could upgrade too Building My Computer HELP!! in order to get the Max out of the Motherboard He told me intel core duo E Wrong my motherboard was Mhz that Building My Computer HELP!! Cpu is CompUsa tried to install it into the Dell and Blew the Motherboard re-installing the Pentium D that was originaly there when the Core Duo wouldn t work So I bought a new Motherboard and an Empty Tower Scavenged what I could from the old Dell and had CompUsa build me one Useing the new still working Intel Core Duo So here is what I have MotherBoard Gigabite Model GA-EP -UD L Building My Computer HELP!! CPU Intel Core Duo E mhz Ram - Gb Corsair DDR Video Card ATI Radeon Diamond HD Gb Haauppauge TV Tunner WinTV--HVR- Mod Operating System Windows XP Home bit What I plan on doing next is to buy amp Instal INTEL X -M GB SATA amp Instal Gb DDR mhx Ram Windows Bit Operating system What I need too find out is will doing all this solve my problem with my present system being so slow and useing so much CPU Just useing a Program to take my home movies from the DVD s they were on takes up to of my CPU I am not kidding or bragging about what I have or don t have This all started over wanting to upgrade an old Dell With only the New Intel processor left after CompUsa Bew up my Dell I had to use it in a New system it Cost to much in the first place and the seller wouldn t take it back amp give a Refund Please any coments are Welcome OHH By the way I am not a Gamer I have a hard time keeping up with my Grandkids play anything Mario nbsp

A:Building My Computer HELP!!

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So can some people help me out. Please include prices or websites that can help me out.

A:Building 1st Computer

CompStinks said:

Ive been wanting to build my own computer for some time now but im not sure what to get. I know my way around computers, really well, but not the buying part. Basically i just want to know what are some good motherboards, videocards, etc. to get. I dont want to spend over 700 if need be, but im willing to get the best bang for my buck.
So can some people help me out. Please include prices or websites that can help me out.
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A:Re-Building Computer

Your original problem is most likely related to a failing HDD. So you may be able to salvage some use out of that laptop.

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A:Help building my first computer

It really helps if you say how the computer will be used and also your budget. Will you be using on-board Graphics?
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A:Building your own computer

Are you refering to the normal buy a gpu and smack it into the pci slot, or are you talking about making our own motherboard?
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A:Building A Computer

Great cpu. I do believe, however, that you can get AM3 boards that very good and cheaper. Also, with an AM3 board you can go with DDR3 memory and there are some terrific offerings.

Plus, check out Corsair psu's; great output and cheaper.
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There really is no "Best"
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theres a lot of them out there.
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