What do I need?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Chensu, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. Chensu

    Chensu Guest

    Hello again, :)

    In my last post I outlined a new PC, well now Ive ordered it and I need to know what drivers I need/should be using, can you help me?

    My old PC was an Intel Pentium3, so Im new to the AMD world. Ive heard of 4in1 drivers, will I need those? The board has onbaord sound too, but I guess the MSI CD will have those drivers? (MSI KT333 motherboard)

    Also which detonators would be best for my graphics card, I was thinking of 30.82s. (for geforce4 ti4600)

    Id prefer official driver recommendations rather than beta, thankyou again.

    P.S. All for Win XP.

  2. Tinker

    Tinker Guest

    I would start with the drivers that come with the System Board. Install these just after installing XP. Next go to Windows Update and install SP 1. Next go back to Windows Update and you should get the latest WHQL drivers recommend for all of your hardware that is installed...........

    Let us know.......

  3. Chensu

    Chensu Guest

    What a start 2 the new year..not!

    Well the new PC parts were delivered this morning, after many an hour,(because of taking the old motherboard etc out), I finally had everything set, except at bootup, it doesnt get to the post part of the BIOS, nothing dead:mad:

    So, I double check everything, including checking PSU connections, and that the DIMM was seated right. Powered up again, and got into the bios, Whooohoo:rolleyes: except, after loading the default bios settings, and adjusting the onboard sound etc (I disabled it), I reset, and it wont bootup at-all. Ive tried everything I can think of, surely something must be faulty?

    Im now trying to RMA the parts :mad: :rolleyes: what a start 2 the new year!

  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Strip the board to bear minimum & then boot up. If it works keep adding parts & booting till you hit a snag.
  5. Chensu

    Chensu Guest

    Thanks Hipster Doofus, but I already tried that :confused: my PSU is 340w, that should be ok for an XP2000+, surely? :eek:

    I should be able to get replacement parts, I'll remember your tip m8.;)
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    So did the problem persist with a bear board?
  7. Chensu

    Chensu Guest

    Hipster, I contacted the service dept, form the suppliers, and they said a simillar thing to test, but as I pointed out to them, I cannot do any more testing, as I dont have enough spare parts to set up the new parts and still have this PC (which Im mailing from).

    I would have to dismantle this PC again, and I dont want to do that, incase I damge that either! :rolleyes: :confused:
  8. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

    reset the bios?..
    or flash the bios..
  9. TechSupport

    TechSupport Guest

    try building the system with 1 stick of memory, graphics card, cpu+hsf - just basics... no hdd, fdd, cd/dvdrom etc

    see if u get post then. check wires are all in 100% and try unplugging the system from mains power, taking the battery out the motherboard and leaving the system for about 30mins -> 1hr so the BIOS can fully reset. Then replace the battery, reconnect mains power and try again.

    If that fails, its definitely an RMA job :(