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post #21 of 77
1: ) insert power cord
2: ) plug into wall
3: ) press power button
4: ) cross fingers

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post #22 of 77
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Very nice - loads of different methods, I'd personally start with installing Windows, getting drivers sorted from manufacturers website, install importants stuff (Chrome, AV, 7Zip) then tinker around with the overclocking.
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Originally Posted by Xazen;14608480 
Install most used software from ninite.com.

Ninite looks quite interesting, I'll definitely have to give it a try.
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post #23 of 77
I turn it on and if its too loud I determine the loudest component and replace it (usually a fan).

Repeat.
post #24 of 77
Tweak BIOS
Install OS
Install video drivers
Install a game and give it a try (for my sig rig it was GTAIV)
Update OS
Update BIOS
Update Drivers
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post #25 of 77
First I overclock, THEN I assemble the computer. If you're not doing it this way, then your man card is revoked.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 8/17/11 at 4:02am
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post #26 of 77
Do you use the drivers on the disc provided with the hardware or go straight to the manufacturers website?

Surprisingly i use the cd, out of the box. I have well tested theory that if it does not work out of the box, then it should go back in that box :-) and back to the store.

If they did not take the time to fomulate a fully workable product , and deliver that in the box that i paid good money for. Chances are good that any "hope and pray" methods of attempting to fix hard flaws with software , only leads to continual frustrations.

I no longer fall for the "oh we gonna fix it, give us Time" deal, because all to often that just put me into a neverending story with the hardware.
(i think everyone who has had a hunk of hardware loaded with bugs, know what i am saying. it gets by but is never fully perfect)

then if it works out of the box, chances are good it will continue to work for real, and not be patched up with cheap tricks and slowdowns, and even MORE poorly thought up , poorly programmed poorly supported stuff. It is also good to have a "baseline" with the box drivers, and firmware. How will i know which one added 2 bugs and a feature , if i dont have a baseline :-)

But i am also not likly to purchaces something the day it comes out.
Edited by Psycogeek - 8/17/11 at 12:19pm
post #27 of 77
Install OS
Install LAN driver
Install Firefox
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post #28 of 77
built it
OC it
Install OS
install LATEST drivers off manufacturers websites
then install all my doodads that arnt left on my program HDD
     
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post #29 of 77
Check BIOS
Install OS
Windows Update
Install Anti-Virus
Install Drivers
Download Google Chrome & FireFox
Make sure things all working
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post #30 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psycogeek;14617334 
Do you use the drivers on the disc provided with the hardware or go straight to the manufacturers website?

Surprisingly i use the cd, out of the box. I have well tested theory that if it does not work out of the box, then it should go back in that box :-) and back to the store.

If they did not take the time to fomulate a fully workable product , and deliver that in the box that i paid good money for. Chances are good that any "hope and pray" methods of attempting to fix hard flaws with software , only leads to continual frustrations.

I no longer fall for the "oh we gonna fix it, give us Time" deal, because all to often that just put me into a neverending story with the hardware.
(i think everyone who has had a hunk of hardware loaded with bugs, know what i am saying. it gets by but is never fully perfect)

then if it works out of the box, chances are good it will continue to work for real, and not be patched up with cheap tricks and slowdowns, and even MORE poorly thought up , poorly programmed poorly supported stuff. It is also good to have a "baseline" with the box drivers, and firmware. How will i know which one added 2 bugs and a feature , if i dont have a baseline :-)

But i am also not likly to purchaces something the day it comes out.


i use the drivers that came with my motherboard to, i only update them if i have issues with the provived ones ;p
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