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post #1 of 13 Old 05-20-2008, 03:05 PM - Thread Starter
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I just got my order from newegg today and i'm ready to install everything. Feel free to give me any tips before i do it all please I will be repping good advice.


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i'd say to make sure you install the cpu and heatsink before you seat the motherboard in your case, makes it a bit easier when it's laying right in front of you.
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i'd say to make sure you install the cpu and heatsink before you seat the motherboard in your case, makes it a bit easier when it's laying right in front of you.
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Are you sure that thing is going to boot? I didn't think the ASUS P5N-D supported 45nm CPUs out of the box; or any 750i for that matter.

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Are you sure that thing is going to boot? I didn't think the ASUS P5N-D supported 45nm CPUs out of the box; or any 750i for that matter.
nope it says right on the box that it supports 45nm

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Dont forget to install the RAM before you put the mobo in too. Makes that easier. Always install the video card after the RAM as well.
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Dont forget to install the RAM before you put the mobo in too. Makes that easier. Always install the video card after the RAM as well.
thanks, didn't know about putting the video card in after

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I'd say take it slow, install carefully, and remember to check everything. Also, check you have all the necessary power cables in (the 4-pin ones for mobos and graphics always get me.)

Don't over-tighten screws either.

Overall, just enjoy it, and try not to rush.

Edit: Also, when putting in the push-pin coolers, work out how they attach before you try anything, and push down the opposite pins together.

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Edit: Also, when putting in the push-pin coolers, work out how they attach before you try anything, and push down the opposite pins together.
that always scares me, the amount of pressure you have to apply.

So far i would have to say good advice. Another one would be to keep yourself free of static which is lethal to circuit boards.

Usually i avoid carpeted rooms, touch a psu when it is plugged into the mains but switched off, or a metal radiator is another good bet.

another common thing is check for screws on your motherboard before your first boot, as this could cause a short and motherboard death.

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Make a Check List and mark them off as you go i find that it sometimes helps, like Make sure the 4/8 pin cpu power is in and remember to apply only a think layer of thermal Paste to the CPU.. and good luck! if any problems arrive you know where to go
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