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Build Advice Noob: Comp build help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MarkW7, 3 Dec 2008.

  1. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    & May finally be buying some RDRAM! :)
     
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    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Change of plan :D

    My Technician has now give me a new motherboard from a dell dimension 4400 which takes DDR SDRAM which is better, cheaper, easier to get.. & the motherboard also has a built in VGA unlike other!! :)

    One thing.. the CD drive someone give me was smashed inside and doesn't open looking for a replacement now then should all be good!

    Just need a cooler for my graphics card.

    Mark.
     
  3. MR BUNGLE

    MR BUNGLE Shoddymodder

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    Hiya - back again!

    Just located the 9800 pro cooler - all good, though the push-pins are an ickle bit mangled (should still work OK)....
    - looks like it will fit your card from what I can make out!

    I can pack it up with some thermal grease and send it off to you in the next couple of days.
    - Drop me a PM with your address mate.

    Cheers, Si
     
  4. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Updates:

    Case: Dell Dimension 8200
    Motherboard: Dell Dimension 4400
    RAM: DDR SDRAM - 256mb, think. | - Max - 1GB, << Aiming for :) Takes max 512mb each slot, | 2 slots.
    Processor: Pentium 4, 1.80GHz ok for now looking for a better cheapish one.
    DVD-ROM Drive! :) - HP
    Harddrives - Seagate 40gb and western digital 300gb. Both seem to be playing up going to get somebody to look at them.
    Extras - Usb 2.0 card
    LAN Card 10/100
    Graphic Card


    Problem:

    Can get into POST and BIOS but i can install XP, [Boot from cd] =[

    So close to victory and i'm sure it will come soon.

    Anything else i need / can add.


    Will be posting more updates soon!
    Mark..
     
  5. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Check the BIOS and make sure you've set it to boot from CD before the HDD.
     
  6. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Tried that still no.

    It comes up boot from cd... i tap several keys and it doesnt do anything, then just goes onto the black screen were it says start windows normally and keeps reloading that every 30 secs.

    and i cant do anything but turn comp off.
     
  7. bradders2125

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    are you using a PS/2 or USB keyboard as older BIOS versions may not support USB keyboards until you get into windows.
     
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    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    I am using a dell usb keyboard, but it is letting me use the keyboard to select things.
     
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    TBH its been about 6 months since i had to do any PC repairs, you could try it with a PS/2 keyboard if you can borrow one from a friend.
     

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