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post #1 of 7
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Hi Guys 'n' Gals,
Just made my 1st ever new build.
Just installed windows 7 and virus protection.
It all seems to work fine, perhaps maybe too fine, which does worry me .
Or should I pursue the "if it aint broke don't fix it!" mentality with my limited know how?
Or is there anything else I should do to get to make the most out of my kit or to make it more secure?
Thanks in advance to anybody who spares the time to help!
Ta,
Rybo
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post #2 of 7
If it works then give it a while, seems sound to me. A third party anti-virus and the built in firewall seem to do just fine for me, dont see any point in wasting money on these other fancy products!

Windows 7 runs fine out of the box, whatever else you want to do to it is up to you!
post #3 of 7
Security-wise, I'd add an antispyware program like Malwarebytes. Scan regularly.

As far as performance, if you're happy, just enjoy it!
     
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post #4 of 7
Nope if everything is working fine dont fix it.

Go on about your day and install all chipset drivers and graphics card drivers and then enjoy.
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thanks for the godspeed replies.
very reassuring to my quivering ears.
was great fun to build but during the final stages i was shaking like a curling dog thinking it would go bang!
mind now at rest thanks all! peace out x
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post #6 of 7
If its running good, its probably good. Make sure your ram is running at the recommended timings and voltages. Make sure your temps are good and within spec. Other than that, nothing to worry about.
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post #7 of 7
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it.", but you may want ot overclock it!
But ya, I wouldn't worry. No problems are a good thing.
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