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post #21 of 25
Depending on your age / heatsink:

Stock HSF: Have a party

Aftermarket / over 2 pound hunk of metal: hard liqueur


The first thing I would do is to go into your BIOS, and just check the temperatures. After that I would set the correct memory timings. Once both of those things are done install Windows 7.

After Windows 7 is installed log in and download all of the drivers you need. (GFX, sound, mouse, keyboard, CHIPSET, etc)

Then you should download / install a temp monitoring program, CPUZ, GPUZ, etc. to check all the vitals.

If you have any questions during your build ask them here. It's better to ask a silly beginner question then to have to RMA a bricked motherboard.
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It's better to ask a silly beginner question then to have to RMA a bricked motherboard.
Just so no one gets nervous, the only way you would brick your motherboard is by botching a firmware flash. You probably won't be reflashing, but just be careful if you do.
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Don't bother OCing. That chip will have no probs doing that stuff, even for mid-to-high range video editing. Overclocking with the stock cooler won't give you much of a performance boost, and will lower your CPU's lifespan if incorrectly done. Just leave it at stock, install the latest drivers for everything, and give it a spin with a game or something.
What do you mean? Overclocking has given me a nice boost with mid-high range video an editing. Overclocking will always provide such a boost.
That board's a fairly good one for overclocking, the only sinch is the unheatsinked mosfets but as long as they remain within a safe temperature (i.e. stock cooler or another cooler blowing on them) they'll be fine
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I'm taking it that the "memtest" (being memory test) Kaldari mention is in the BIOS? Or is that a program you download?

I feel dumb asking probably the simplest questions there is but I guess you have to start some where.
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I'm taking it that the "memtest" (being memory test) Kaldari mention is in the BIOS? Or is that a program you download?

I feel dumb asking probably the simplest questions there is but I guess you have to start some where.
Google is your friend, but here you go.

Memtest86+

You'll need to burn it to a disc or put it onto a thumb drive.
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