I will faint when I get this upgrade

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Pythro, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. Pythro

    Pythro Guest

    Hey what's up. I just ordered this stuff off of newegg.com. This is an upgrade from a P3 500mhz with a geforce 2 mx 400 and 384 mb of pc133 ram. Just wanted to say that when I boot that pc up for the first time and play some games, call the hospital if I faint.
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Looks good but don't get to far ahead of yourself. You might boot up & then end up here looking for help. :D :eek:
     
  3. Pythro

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    I have done alot of research on how to put it together and have had some first had experience taking computers apart and putting them back together. This was with a much older computer, but I think I know enough that I can figure it out. If not xp-erience will be my first stop.
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    well good luck from my end m8... post some screenies of the rig when built yah :)
     
  5. Pythro

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    I'll take some pics and scan them since I don't have a dig camera. In the future I hope to do some apperance upgrades like lights or maybe even a blow hole.
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    are you gtting the 9700pro or regular 9700 (non-pro)...

    was just wonderng since both are on the market...

    games should be nice... if you have any problems with troubleshooting the 9700... :) go here...

    www.rage3d.com

    they have a very nice trouble shooting section for the r300 based cards :)
     
  7. Pythro

    Pythro Guest

    I got the 9700 pro made by sapphire. I was gonna get the 9700 but I ended up with some more money to spend.
     
  8. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    Quote "Just wanted to say that when I boot that pc up for the first time and play some games, call the hospital if I faint."

    You will faint and mess your pants if you forget to plug your cpu cooler in !:p

    We all make simple mistakes....when excited;)
     
  9. OTE

    OTE Guest

    BonyTony u talkin from xperience there m8 :D

    one of my friends managed to put themal compund (i think it was that - the sticky stuff that holds stuff together rather than the paste which just aids heat transfer) :rolleyes:
     
  10. OTE

    OTE Guest

    **would be a good idea to acctually finish posts**

    anyway he put thermal compund over his CPU and when he tried to replace it the damn things wouldnt com apart :huh: :eek:
     
  11. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    LOL

    I did that a couple of year ago to an amd1.4
    it melted the motherboard as well :eek:

    silly silly mistake ..::but very costly..::

    now I triple check everything before the power goes on

    :p :p
     
  12. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    Am I the only one who thinks this guy needs to get laid?

    ;)
     
  13. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    behave :eek:
     
  14. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    Err yes i am talking from Experience...i upgraded my cpu athlon 1.2 i think (long time ago) and in all the excitement i forgot to re-connect my cooler ...halfway through boot up i heard a bang i immediately jumped towards the plug sockets screaming no..no..no and feeling dizzy,but the lucky outcome was that i had a volcano9 cooler on and it must have done enough un-powered to allow the mb to cut itself out as i had no damage to anything.

    The simple mistakes are the worst:p
     
  15. Grymblayd

    Grymblayd Guest

    Experience is great , and no matter how much you have ....every once in a while you find yourself saying "WHAT THE?"




    Grym(and wondering why my CD-rom is spinning backwards)blayd
     
  16. XP Abuser

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    i hope you ordered a keyboard and mouse otherwise you would be one Pi$$ed off monkey lol:D