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I installed my 2x4GB of RAM in the two black slots which are labeled DIMM A1 and DIMM B1. Is that correct?
Check in your manual, on my P8P67 Deluxe it was recommended to put them into A2 & B2 (blue) slots.
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This thread is pretty indicative of the level of support geek squad offers. Not to flame, but I put my first computer together a couple weeks ago and it took me about an hour to do everything, including wc loop.

Most motherboards have 2 different color ram slots, put them in the same color ones.
lol i'm just being extra careful. and no one goes to geek squad to change their motherboard because we aren't allowed to change it. i've had no problem doing any of the work
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does it matter which of the 2 slots i install my graphics card into?

nvm. closest one to the cpu
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post #104 of 110
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Originally Posted by yomama07024 View Post
does it matter which of the 2 slots i install my graphics card into?

nvm. closest one to the cpu
Yup. The closest PCI-E x16 slot to the CPU.
The card will work in the other slots as well, but default is the top one.

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This thread is pretty indicative of the level of support geek squad offers. Not to flame, but I put my first computer together a couple weeks ago and it took me about an hour to do everything, including wc loop.
I think this thread exemplifies the level of support and willingness to help that OCN members provide (for free).
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So how's it going so far yomama? post some pictures of your finished product
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what happens if i use too much TIM?
   
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what happens if i use too much TIM?
It will simply squeeze the excess out onto the motherboard. Whether or not that matters is if you care about that OR if the TIM conducts electricity.
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what happens if i use too much TIM?
If there is too much TIM, it will insulate the heat rather than transfer it from the CPU's IHS to the cooler.
I thought your cooler already had the TIM pre-applied?

Also, I was looking back through the thread....the mesh thing with 4 holes is the filter for the power supply, should you install the PSU with the fan facing down. If you have the fan facing up into the case, then you don't really need it.
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did u finish installed the cpu and HSF yet?
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hey guys. i finished at 7 am and i just woke up at 4:00pm lol The computer works really well. It boots in just 25 seconds. i'll take pictures later, because the wires are still a mess. i haven't started tying them out of the way yet. i installed all the drivers, but why am i only getting 2550 in the 3dmark11 benchmarks?
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