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Forum: Hardware Today, 13:12
Replies: 10
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Posted By bawjaws
If you can get a box from Dell, with Windows and...

If you can get a box from Dell, with Windows and an i3, for 200, then it's a no-brainer really.

Why spend more money for a PC that is going to be used for basic Office/email stuff? If it were my...
Forum: Tech Support Yesterday, 17:30
Replies: 3
Motherboards Dead motherboard?
Views: 147
Posted By bawjaws
Sorry dude, didn't see that it had been running...

Sorry dude, didn't see that it had been running for a year and a half. Think you can safely ignore my post - sorry.
Forum: Tech Support Yesterday, 17:09
Replies: 3
Motherboards Dead motherboard?
Views: 147
Posted By bawjaws
Silly question, but does your motherboard support...

Silly question, but does your motherboard support that CPU without a BIOS update?

Edit: looking at Gigabyte's website, the board supports Haswell Refresh CPUs from BIOS version F12 onwards. The...
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 12:51
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By bawjaws
I think that probably is total overkill for a...

I think that probably is total overkill for a general purpose PC that's only going to be used for Office and browsing. You could certainly get away with 4GB RAM and I'd probably just stick a cheapy...
Forum: Watercooling: in association with Aquatuning 29th Oct 2014, 17:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,783
Posted By bawjaws
Could you not just leave the ring off?

Could you not just leave the ring off?
Forum: Hardware 28th Oct 2014, 18:06
Replies: 38
Views: 710
Posted By bawjaws
I think you can bridge it again to switch off,...

I think you can bridge it again to switch off, but if that doesn't work then just use the power switch on the PSU.

Is your list there correct? Do you mean that it only powers up when the CMOS...
Forum: Hardware 28th Oct 2014, 17:35
Replies: 38
Views: 710
Posted By bawjaws
Ok, we're getting there! Have you got any...

Ok, we're getting there!

Have you got any RAM installed at the moment? If not, try with one of the sticks and see if you get anything on your monitor.
Forum: Hardware 28th Oct 2014, 17:17
Replies: 38
Views: 710
Posted By bawjaws
You'll only hear beeps if you have a speaker...

You'll only hear beeps if you have a speaker connected to the motherboard. Most cases seem to lack them these days.

If you leave the CMOS battery out for a few minutes, then put it back in (the...
Forum: Hardware 28th Oct 2014, 16:28
Replies: 38
Views: 710
Posted By bawjaws
Hmm. At least we've identified that it isn't...

Hmm. At least we've identified that it isn't shorting out. I wouldn't worry about the 24pin not being entirely flush, it should be fine as it is.

If you are reseating the CPU cooler, you should...
Forum: Hardware 28th Oct 2014, 15:34
Replies: 38
Views: 710
Posted By bawjaws
Not unless your screwdriver is entirely made of...

Not unless your screwdriver is entirely made of conductive metal. The voltage is going to be 12V at most so you should be fine :)
Forum: Hardware 28th Oct 2014, 13:40
Replies: 38
Views: 710
Posted By bawjaws
Normally, you'd plug the power switch from your...

Normally, you'd plug the power switch from your case into the appropriate bit of your motherboard (marked as red PW + - in the F_PANEL section in the corner of your mobo). As the idea is that you'll...
Forum: Hardware 28th Oct 2014, 10:52
Replies: 38
Views: 710
Posted By bawjaws
OK bud, sorry to hear that you're still having...

OK bud, sorry to hear that you're still having problems. Take a deep breath, don't panic and be methodical - don't rush and just take your time. We've all been here :)

What I'd do, if I were you,...
Forum: Hardware 27th Oct 2014, 23:09
Replies: 123
Views: 6,133
Posted By bawjaws
If we assume that you pay 15p per KWh of...

If we assume that you pay 15p per KWh of electricity, then by my sums 100W extra power load, run 24/7 for an entire year, would cost a massive 131.40. If we take your 20 hours per week example,...
Forum: Hardware 27th Oct 2014, 22:58
Replies: 38
Views: 710
Posted By bawjaws
There are a few things you can check - it's about...

There are a few things you can check - it's about eliminating potential problems until you find the actual problem :)

I take it you're not seeing anything onscreen when you're powering up? No BIOS...
Forum: Scan Computers 27th Oct 2014, 15:16
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By bawjaws
Classic Scan stock control. Pretty shoddy stuff,...

Classic Scan stock control. Pretty shoddy stuff, but nothing new unfortunately.
Forum: Hardware 27th Oct 2014, 13:12
Replies: 23
Build Advice Steam PC
Views: 1,821
Posted By bawjaws
Not sure that there's much point in going for...

Not sure that there's much point in going for 16Gb of RAM if you're just playing games. 8Gb should be absolutely fine so there's little point in spending the extra money.
Forum: Hardware 27th Oct 2014, 13:07
Replies: 39
Views: 974
Posted By bawjaws
I'm kind of struggling to see how screwing in a...

I'm kind of struggling to see how screwing in a fan can cause so much difficulty. As Corky says, put the screw through the hole in the case and line the fan up on the other side whilst you screw it...
Forum: Hardware 27th Oct 2014, 10:42
Replies: 39
Views: 974
Posted By bawjaws
Nah, for example motherboard screws go into a...

Nah, for example motherboard screws go into a standoff that already has a thread, so they don't need to be self-tapping, whereas a fan screw is typically going into a lump of plastic that doesn't...
Forum: Hardware 27th Oct 2014, 09:02
Replies: 39
Views: 974
Posted By bawjaws
Fan screws are self-tapping so you will need to...

Fan screws are self-tapping so you will need to apply a bit more force than for a normal screw, but you should be able to do so without having to get the drill out :D
Forum: Hardware 26th Oct 2014, 12:23
Replies: 39
Views: 974
Posted By bawjaws
It's probably stating the bleeding obvious, but...

It's probably stating the bleeding obvious, but rubber fan mounts of the type shown in the OP can only really be used in "flange" type fans, as shown below (in other words, the type of fan shown in...
Forum: Scan Computers 25th Oct 2014, 20:54
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By bawjaws
Mate, I'd phone them first thing on Monday (or...

Mate, I'd phone them first thing on Monday (or tomorrow if they're open, which is unlikely) and get it sorted over the phone. They don't appear to check these forums daily, so the best and quickest...
Forum: General 25th Oct 2014, 12:54
Replies: 49
Views: 4,288
Posted By bawjaws
I use a tin opener for those types of packaging....

I use a tin opener for those types of packaging. Works like a charm.
Forum: Hardware 24th Oct 2014, 19:55
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By bawjaws
Sweet, thanks doyll.

Sweet, thanks doyll.
Forum: Hardware 24th Oct 2014, 17:37
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By bawjaws
That would be very useful, thanks.

That would be very useful, thanks.
Forum: Hardware 24th Oct 2014, 17:01
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By bawjaws
Cheers for the info, doyll, that's really...

Cheers for the info, doyll, that's really interesting stuff.
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