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    About to build new system, any tips ? It's built, but......

    Hi, I have just got all the parts I wanted for my new system and wondered if anyone could give me a few tips before I get cracking.
    I haven't built a system in ages (the socket A pc I am on now) so am a bit behind the new tech. Here's what I have:
    Lian Li PC7+
    DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D
    AMD X2 3800
    2x1gb OCZ DDR400 XTC Gold
    XFX 7900GT
    WD Sata 2 250gb hard drive w/ 16mb cache
    A64 freezer pro (gonna have to rotate this to point towards rear of case but the clip doesn't feel very secure)
    Hiper 580w modular PSU

    A few of things I wondered at first, has anyone got experience of rotating the A64 freezer pro cooler ? I've rotated the clip 90 degrees but it feels very loose.
    Can you have two DVD writers on the same IDE channel ?
    And also on the DFI boards which Ram slots do I use to run the memory in dual channel ?

    Any help appreciated.
    Thanks

    Oops, should I have put this in the help forum ? Sorry.
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    in the manual under memory it will give u a table and is clear on which ones too use, not used dfi myself.
    nice rig though
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    Thanks, had a read around and reckon it's the orange slots.

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    yes, its the orange slots that you need to use.

    for more in depth info regarding your motherboard, have a look at www.dfi-street.com
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    Cheers clunk, I forgot about DFI st.

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      • CPU:
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomViolence
    A few of things I wondered at first, has anyone got experience of rotating the A64 freezer pro cooler ? I've rotated the clip 90 degrees but it feels very loose.
    Can you have two DVD writers on the same IDE channel ?
    And also on the DFI boards which Ram slots do I use to run the memory in dual channel ?
    Yep you can put two dvd writers on the same channel no problem. The only chance of a speed reduction is if you copy directly from one to the other, but it's not really a problem, unlike if you did the same with two hard drives on the same channel.

    Otherwise you know the drill - discharge static, only small drop of thermal goop etc. etc.

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    talking of thermal goop, how much is enough and how much is too much? lol, the system looks nice, im just in the process of building mine at the moment,

    AMD64 FX-55
    MSI K8N DIAMOND+ S939 PCIE Motherboard
    Tt Tai-Chi Case
    Dual Rad watercooling
    4GB OCZ Platinum Memory (4 x 1GB matched pair memory)
    700W FSP EPSILON FX700GLN PSU
    Xf-i Fatal1ty Soundcard
    S750 THX GIGAWORKS 7.1 Speakers
    2 x 250G Samsung SATA2 7200 8MB
    2 x 512MB XFX 7900GTX XT 675MHZ

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    Is it worth partitioning the hd ? Say have one partition fow Windows, one for games and apps and one for data storage ?

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    If using Arctic Silver DragonStar it is best to put a rice grain amount on the center of the cpu and then place the heatsink directly down (i always give a few degrees twist before fastening the heatsink down).

    Regarding partitioning TomViolence i'd say if only have one hard drive then yes but if have more than one I would suggest keeping one h/drive for Windows and use the other drives for storage etc.

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    Ok, so i dont need to spread it out or anything? and it doesnt matter if it doest cover the whole heatsink?

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    Ok, system now built and so far so good. The only thing thats stopping me progressing is Windows XP pro. I have a full legit version which won't install as it says it's an upgrade disc and I have to put in a Xp homoe, win 98 etc disc in to verify.
    It's never done this before, anyone know why ?
    Thanks.

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    Have you got a home disk you can install first? where did you get the disk from?

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    oh wait, so it used to work fine and now its not?

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    Yeah, I installed it a few times when doing formats on my old machine, now when I go to install it asks for another disc.
    I've got an original Win98 disc somewhere but I'll be damned if I can find it.

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