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Opening Computer Case

Q: Opening Computer Case

Can both side covers ff a computer case be removed? I can remove one of the covers dead easy just by removing the two screw at the back. But When I come to remove the other side, i cant get it off with just removing the two back screws. The reason I want to get it off is beacuse there is a screw with the bottom pointing up into the case. I think the head of the screw is underneath the case cover i cant get off. Any help would be nice and I would be grateful. Thanx

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A: Opening Computer Case

Can you not see the screw that is underneath the cover through the side that you have already removed???

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/opening-computer-case.14607/
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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. When I press the power button, the power button light turns amber, I hear some fans spinning, and the CD drive spinning. However, it never gets to the boot screen (or any screen). If I open the case and press the power button, however, the power button turns green and the computer works fine (loads all the way up and functions like normal). If I close the case after it has started, it continues to run fine. I'm guessing / hoping it's not the mother board or power supply that has directly gone bad... but maybe there is a connection or something? that changes from when it's closed to when it's open. I've heard of something like... the motherboard is shorting out by touching the case... but I'm not really sure where to look for that / how. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Computer boots fine when case is open, but won't boot when case is closed.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-computer-boots-fine-when-case-is-open-but-wont-boot-when-case-is-closed.832037/
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hi all ,

i have a desktop

i changed my broken case to a new case like

i removed the HDD and the motherboard and the CD-rom ..etc and installed them to a new case

but when i press the switch button it works normally , and the screen display normally and there are no beeps , but after like 20 second my computer turns off automatically ! ,

what may cause this issue ?
 

A:i replaced all of my computer components from my broken case to other case

could be overheating CPU. Did you apply fresh Thermal paste to the HSF after reinstalling the motherboard? Is it tight and secure? Did you blow out all the dirt, dust and debris from the fans' fins?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/i-replaced-all-of-my-computer-components-from-my-broken-case-to-other-case.1104273/
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Hi.

I'm struggling to open a screwless case. I have no idea how it opens up. what i know is it kas a tab on one side (with a little icon that looks like a lock) at the upper part an a lock like mechanism at the back attached to the power supply. I can lift up the tab slightly, but it is quite stiff and plastic and i'm afraid of breaking it off

Please help, i cant upgrade anything
 

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Hi folks,

Any hints on how to find out what sort of RAM is in a pc without opening the case up?

Would Belarc Advisor fit the bill?

Thanks for any help
 

A:How to ID RAM without opening case?

Belarc will tell you how many slots you have and how much memory you have, but Everest Home Edition will give you more details. You can get the free version here:

http://www.aplusfreeware.com/categories/util/optdiag.html

You can also go here for more info http://www.crucial.com/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-id-ram-without-opening-case.464202/
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Hi,

Have always had a desktop; know nothing re laptops.

Family member (per previous Post) has a 5 yr old Dell Laptop.

Haven't had access to it yet, and when I do will try out the temp. monitoring program that was suggested.

Laptop shuts down every 5 minutes or so of use.
Likely that it is overheating., possibly the fan has given up.

Question: On laptops, in general, is it possible, or practical, to open the case to inspect the fan, clean out grime, etc. Big job ? Caveats ?

Or, are they generally sealed to prevent this ?

Thanks,
Bob

A:Laptop: Opening The Case ?

it depends on the laptop, but usually you're allowed.
most laptops have that you unscrew a kazilllion screws on the bottom of it then you can access the internal guts so you can upgrade the RAM, Hard Drive, and other components if you wish.
even my MSI X320, a Atom-based MacBook Air clone, allows you to access the internals by popping out the keyboard and undoing the screws underneath it and on the bottom.

Also, which Dell is it? One of my relatives has big old Dell something that is doing what you described, and looking at the hardware config it doesn't recognize that there is an internal fan.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/52453-laptop-opening-case.html
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What's the real one?

*I also downloaded Crucial system scanner but by accident I chose to open it with Notepad, now everytime I run the System scanner .exe file, nothing happens. I think I should've chosen to open it with a web browser (Chrome or Explorer) - is there any way I can undo my selection and re choose to open it with a web browser?

Thanks

A:What's my RAM type? Without opening the case

Down load speccy from piriform and it'll tell you everything about your system including live temperatures and your Windows activation key hardware and software and drivers---everything you may want to know.

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/62312-whats-my-ram-type-without-opening-case.html
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkCentre-A-E-M-S-Series/Case-not-opening-on-M90p/td-p/3337488
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i wanted to know that as the title suggests i want to know of the precautions to be taken while opening the case
 

A:What precautions to be taken while opening the case

Don't pinch your fingers Use a little common sence and don't bang around inside the case to hard... Why are you opening the case. To clean the insides?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/what-precautions-to-be-taken-while-opening-the-case.77641/
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I have tried pretty much everything other than smashing a hole in its side to get into the case but the clasp which releases the side panel refuses to budge.
Has anyone out there come across this problem and found a way of getting into these cases. I have opened these types before without trouble..!
 

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A:opening satellite 1675cds case

here ya go

http://www.eio.com/public/harddrv/0402.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/opening-satellite-1675cds-case.130499/
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I feel a bit guilty as this is my first post and I have to ask for help.
I need to fit a new DVD player in my Vaio.
I can not remove the frame around the key pad. I have found the screws under the key pad, and now the frame remains fixed under the strip where the buttons and the speakers are. I can find no more screws or fixing clips? Only the very ends of this strip seem to move a bit. The metal screen under the key pad seems to be permanently fixed to the strip
As my Vaio breaks down often it is getting too expensive to send it back again.
I would be very thankful for advice.
 

A:Opening the case on a Vaio VGN-A 317M

I can't find that model number on the Sony Support site. There is a number on one of the LCD display inside hinges... This is the proper model number. Is this a USA model?

Sometimes, there is a single screw accessed from the memory or hard drive bays at the bottom of the laptop, that releases the CD/DVD drive
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/opening-the-case-on-a-vaio-vgn-a-317m.102736/
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Is there any way of checking what agp slot/s you have (4x 8x 16x) or what pci slots you have without opening the case and actually seeing them. I was thinking it may be possible by looking at device manager or dxdiag but I don't know where to look.
 

A:Checking your slots (agp or pci) without opening the case.

Not device manager. Download one of the system monitoring applications. I just looked at my "Everest" Ultimate edition program and it tells you the make and model of your motherboard. Then go to Google and do a search. It's good to take off the side once in a while to check for dust and junk Also to get a look at things while it runs.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/checking-your-slots-agp-or-pci-without-opening-the-case.93334/
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A:Opening the case on a Sony PCG-9J2L NB!

Usually with laptops you have to remove the keyboard to open the case.
Use a flathead screwdriver to pry the keyboard up a little bit and feel around for tabs and/ screws that are holding it in place.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/opening-the-case-on-a-sony-pcg-9j2l-nb.400996/
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A:opening stick 300 case / enclosure

I couldn't find any maintence manuals for this unit, probably because there aren't any interchangeable parts. I'll keep looking and see if I can find anything, but I don't think any manuals of that nature exist for this machine.
 
I feel like if you are careful enough with the prying, you shouldn't snap anything.
 
 
I should also probably state that it's not reccomended to open or modify the unit in any way.
 
 
 
 
 
I don't work for lenovo, I'm just a forum helper.
 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Beacon-Stick-300-D-J-and/opening-stick-300-case-enclosure/td-p/3394002
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Hi,

I have a Dell Latitude D620. I opened the case in order to clean the fan and change heat sink compound. Now, after turning laptop on, it shows the light for a couple of seconds and then turns itself off. CPU or fan don't even start running. Does anyone know what could be the problem? Did I disconnect something by mistake? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Laptop won't boot after opening the case

Re-trace your steps there is something you have missed. Otherwise clear the CMOS or remove the backup battery for 30 seconds. DELL has some sort of fail safe on their hardware.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-wont-boot-after-opening-the-case.161960/
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My model is a PCV-RX790G.

Also, will an aftermarket 530-watt PSU be a problem with the Vaio hardware? So far all the wires look the same, so I'm thinking it's only the PSU size that's proprietary. Need help asap.

Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:Need help opening Sony Vaio case

I am assuming your PSU is bad. I don't think an aftermarket PSU will be a problem, if you can find one.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/need-help-opening-sony-vaio-case.47342/
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Shane
 

A:Without opening the case, how do I know which video card I have?

Right Click a clear area on your Desktop, click Properties

Click the settings tab and it should be there. If not, click the advanced button and then the adapter tab.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/without-opening-the-case-how-do-i-know-which-video-card-i-have.26286/
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Thanks
 

A:Opening case of Sony Vaio vgn-sz440

Most times you can do this cleaning without opening the laptop, just get compressed air or a compressor and blow out all the dust.

This site has some Sony manual but not for that exact model, but you may find one thats close: http://repair4laptop.org/disassembly_sony.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/opening-case-of-sony-vaio-vgn-sz440.811658/
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Found this simple solution.

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/CRU3903I60001R01.htm

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?83409-Tecra-W50-Opening-case-to-replace-DVD-with-SSD-drive
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help, advice, rude comments?
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How can I know my PC's Memory manufacturer and other details without opening the case?
 

A:Solved: can I know my PC's Memory manufacturer without opening the case?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-can-i-know-my-pcs-memory-manufacturer-without-opening-the-case.619636/
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A:will opening the tower case to clean the cooling fans void m...

Greetings, This action will not void your warranty unless you cause damage. Shut the system down, disconnect AC power and disconnect all  peripheral devices. Move the system to an area where you can remove the side panel. Clean the sytem using compressed air and allow time for any moisture caused from using compressed air to dissipate. I periodically do this on all my HP desktops and it is wise to do this. I am not an HP employee. There is no official HP presence in this Forum. Cheers!

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/will-opening-the-tower-case-to-clean-the-cooling-fans-void/td-p/5631184
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A:Computer Case

Hi bturner
If you have the right tools you can sometimes get the pins to release from the connector and move them next to each other. If you can't get that to work you could use an exacto knife ( or sharp raser blade) and split the connector down the dummy pin. Then connect each pin separately to the motherboard connector.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-case.61676/
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A:Computer Case-NEED HELP

Disconnect everything except the processor, video card, memory, and floppy. Try and boot it and see if it posts with video. If it does just start adding one device at a time back
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-case-need-help.190322/
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A:Computer Case help?

If you are worried about the static when you buy/order your new case pick up a 2-5 dollar static wristband. they connect to your wrist then ground to the pc

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/122747-computer-case-help.html
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A:Computer case?

For home-made... if you know how to work with tools, metal, plastics, etc...

You could make one... doesn't mean it'll work any better at cooling.

There are round computers out there.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-case.861909/
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A:Looking for a computer case

I found this as the cheapest with all the features you want, except it has an 80mm front fan and a 120mm rear fan. If you really need that 120mm front fan, this has it for about $7 more.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/looking-for-a-computer-case.106641/
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I'd appreciate any recommendations!

Thanks.
 

A:Need help getting my next computer case

This would be my pick, Excellent case IMO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139021
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-help-getting-my-next-computer-case.1121006/
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A:No computer case?

It should work. Depending on the type of plastic you may have static electricity so be careful. It would probably run equally as well in a cardboard box. Honestly though, why not just buy an inexpensive case? Even the cheapest case would be better than a plastic bin or a cardboard box.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/no-computer-case.160834/
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My build is as follows:
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Thank you for any advice! It will need to have high cooling abilities, but also quite quiet!
 

A:Computer case for $60?

- Noise from case is 95% the fault of the fans. More expensive cases provide quieter fans, but you're paying a lot more to start with anyway. Plus, you'll have to provide your own additional fans in most cases (pun not intended) anyway.
- PSU fan could be loud..?
- Cooling performance is a combination of how neat your build is (cables etc), the amount of components, the type of cooling on your devices, fans used, and airflow provided by case. This is a lot of variables, so it can be hard.
- The case you linked is a budget case. Don't expect miracles.

- My suggestion - stick with what you have, tweak the fan speeds a bit.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/computer-case-for-60.190450/
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A:New Computer Case

The Cooler Master Elite RC-330 is a decent, inexpensive case that will easily have room for that cooler.
 

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A:Solved: Replacing Small Form Factor Case with bigger case / new PSU

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-replacing-small-form-factor-case-with-bigger-case-new-psu.954674/
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A:HELP!! The new build that worked fine out the case doesn't work in the case!

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A:How do I open this computer case ?

If it's an old PC, is it a vertical or horizontal position one? I've got an old horizontal one that you had to unscew 5 or 6 screws on the back and the top and sides came off very carefully. Just make sure you don't unscrew the Power Supply screws!!!!

And since it's an old one that you just want to tinker with, at least you don't have to worry about messing anything up too bad
 

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A:Computer won't turn on in new case

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A:Put my computer into a new case and now a little problem?

Is there a PCI device that this could relate to? I.e. do you have another PCI device that this could be?

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A:Looking for a replacement PSU and computer case

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A:New Case For Dell Computer

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/259717-new-case-dell-computer.html
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thanks!
 

A:Computer Case/Tower

ZIP!! WHOOSH!!!

That is a nice system. Damn!

How about this for a case?
http://www.coolermaster.com/index.p...ial=RC-730&other_title=+RC-730+Praetorian 730
 

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A:Building a computer case

I do not see any issues in size. In fact, I have seen a shuttle system with a Core i7, 3 HDD's, and an HD5970 in it:
http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af75/uniquepower/IMG_3256-1.jpg

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Here is the worklog for an ITX HTPC I am building right now. It does not meet your specifications, but it does use a full ATX PSU, and it might be helpful for ideas, and for working with the aluminum.

http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/forum/showthread.php?p=274546
 

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A:Customized Computer Case

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A:Anyone here using a Chemming computer case?

I think 36 inch cables would be for server towers, if you are buying an ATX case then stardard length cables should be ok.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/anyone-here-using-a-chemming-computer-case.454358/
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A:Need Help Choosing a Computer case

If the case is SFF, you don't want another one of those, since that is the root cause of your overheating. Any standard ATX case will fit your motherboard. However, your current PSU might not fit, so you will need a new PSU.

Your attachments provide no useful info. Provide a link that shows the inside of the computer.

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Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:H50 - Odd L Mark on my computer case

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Posting a picture of the mark would be most helpful for those who may respond.  You probably won't be able to add an image to your post in the forums due to being a first time visitor, but you can upload a photo to one of those photo sharing websites and copy and paste the link here. 

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A:Demon ATX Computer Case

If you saved the receipt, you can take it back and get an easier one. Or you might be able to ask the store where you bought it for help....
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/demon-atx-computer-case.237508/
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A:Lost Computer Case Key

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A:Computer Case Question

OEM means Original Equipment Manufacturer. They are produced for a middleman to use building his machines to seel to the public.

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Criterion, in order of importance:

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A:Computer Case Hunt

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A:Just Having A Computer Check Up Just In Case

Hi,

The only problem that I see here is that you don't have an Antivirus and Firewall running and that your Windows is not up to date.
Any reason why you don't secure your computer?

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Howdy,

I'm considering buying one of the cases and would like your opinion.

http://www.g-news.ch/articles/nhp200nc/

Thanks in advance.

Spaceman
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A:Is this a good computer case?

Looks like it might be a little tricky to upgrade. Otherwise a fine looking case.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-this-a-good-computer-case.118469/
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I have a Antec 300 u 3 case which needs cleaning inside and vents on side and front of the case.

Due to my disability I can not pick the case up and clean it.

Is there another way which I can clean the case with out opening it please

thanks

werewolf
 

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How do I choose a computer case for this mother board. What factors do I use to choose a
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What do need to consider here?

Thank you,
 

A:Choosing a computer case?

Dell cases are proprietary ie they fit dell mb. Choosing a case is a VERY subjective endeavor; ie what I like may not be what you like. Here is a decent atx type case that will do the job for you.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
This is a basic case without windows, lights, etc.

Here is a more high end case with lighted fans, etc.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...p=Cat_Computer_Cases-_-Spotlight-_-11-119-213
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/choosing-a-computer-case.1029488/
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My computer keeps shutting down when playing games or converting movies. I changed RAM (then putting old modules back because they weren't causing the problem), bought a new PSU and installed 2 aditional fans. It didn't work. So, my "diagnosis" is that dust is causing the problem. I need some advice about cleaning the case, removing the CPU heatsink and stuff like that.

A:Cleaning the computer case

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 4eyed


My computer keeps shutting down when playing games or converting movies. I changed RAM (then putting old modules back because they weren't causing the problem), bought a new PSU and installed 2 aditional fans. It didn't work. So, my "diagnosis" is that dust is causing the problem. I need some advice about cleaning the case, removing the CPU heatsink and stuff like that.


Dust can build up on the CPU fan and prevent proper cooling. This can be cleaned without removing the heat sink by using those cans of portable air blast. Take the case outside and being careful to not loosen any of the internal connections. blast the inside of the case and especially around the cpu with the air and that should help. Carpets/cats/dogs/people create dust and it tends to build up on the fins for the cpu cooler and prevent proper cooling.

Give this a shot and see if this helps.

Rich

PS: I do not recommend removing the heat sink as you will need heatsink grease when you reseat it. Also you take the chance of unplugging the cpu and they are dog to replace properly without bending pins which will ruin your whole day.

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Today I found I have a filter on the front of my case that sits in front of a 120mm fan ... and it was clogged with dust ! so I took it out and cleaned it, and now my temps are down by a lot !, I'm still finding out things about this Computer

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A:Computer Case Filter

Hi Ciara...Yeah...I have to clean my PC at least once a month as it does p/u quite a bit of dust. A few puffs of canned air into my PC\Laptops does wonders. I do the same to all my computers\Laptops. I think I'm going to give my hardware a cleaning...that's for the reminder...

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list all of them and there price thx
 

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A:Suspect: Motherboard/Computer Case

Are the power supply connectors the same.
Your system is detecting a difference...
If you can get to a point where it will stay on for a few minutes, go to
Start->Control Panel->System->Advanced->Startup and Recovery, then remove the check from "Automatic Restart" you will get error messages the next time you reboot that will help you figger out the problem.

It may be that Windows is stopping the system because it detects the hardware change... and Windows XP will not tolerate any hardware change.
In order to get around the hardware change, use your HP Windows disk to do a Recovery Install... then look for the R for Repair, not the R for Restore Recovery, and run Windows XP in Repair mode.
But the HP motherboard is not tolerant of changes to the power system... so be certain your connectors are the same... and that all cables are properly connected as they were before.

Are you trying to install Windows VISTA Ultimate SP2 that is the HP version, or the OEM version. Because VISTA will detect any changes that put the install at risk... depending on the install disk.
In short, you are attempting changes that newither VISTA, nor XP Professional will easily tolerate if they are from Dell or HP... and not Microsoft OEM install disks... not to mention the drivers must match the board.
Your equipment list looks ok, except your memory is marginal for the VISTA setup.
Then there are the drivers... Where did you obtain your drivers for the change... they must be the correct drivers for that motherboard... but still must be properly detected.
 

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A:Plastic bags around computer case

The bags shouldn't cause any static electricity. However, if there are air holes that are being blocked, that could be a problem.

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A:[Poll] How often do you replace your computer's case?

I've bought seven cases in the last seven years. Only two were specifically mine. The others were for family. So that's 3-4 years.
 

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Any help would be greatly appreciated. A video is below

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A:Grinding Computer Fan Front Case

Sounds like a wire, cable or something is hitting the fan blades. Maybe when you installed the new drive.

Have you checked the fan for any interference?

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A:Looking for a clear cube computer case

HERE are a few more....
 

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