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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by OldSoulCyborg » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:51 pm

Falsey wrote:Didnt the fan come with an adapter for that?


If it did I must have missed it. I'm pretty sure there wasn't.

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6621


It does look like it's designed to fit though. There are two protruding lines on the side (front? back?) that look like they're supposed to help it slide into a 3 pin thingy in one way, and one way only.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by False » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:05 pm

Just trying to find one for you now. Mine came with one, but all I can pick up on google atm is molex to 3 pin.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by OldSoulCyborg » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:08 pm

It looks like this, so it should slide right in there:

http://www.overclock.net/attachments/in ... or_002.jpg

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by False » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:10 pm

4 pin is to enable the PWM feature. It would appear your motherboard doesnt support that.

Silly question, have you tried just plugging the fan in?

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by OldSoulCyborg » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:12 pm

Well no, I was afraid I might break something. But I'll give it a shot.





WHAT'S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN!?

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by False » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:14 pm

RIP in peace :cry:

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by OldSoulCyborg » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:15 pm

What are v-check points on a GPU for? (the manual is utterly helpless)

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by False » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:16 pm

For checking volts across the board if you decide to overvolt, with a multimeter obv.

Or so I remember.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by OldSoulCyborg » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:24 pm

Ok, so nothing to worry about.

Hmm. I think I'm about done with the cables for now. Before I gut this PC for its HDDs and DVD drive, is there anything I should do first? Like, to make sure Windows is all ready for the mostly new hardware and stuff?

I'm running Windows XP.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by False » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:50 pm

You should do a fresh Windows install for new hardware.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by OldSoulCyborg » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:57 pm

I'm not supposed to throw the installation CD away the moment I'm done with it?

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I think it's around here somewhere... unless, of course, it isn't. (edit: it's not... strawberry float)

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by OldSoulCyborg » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:25 am

Alrighty, I think I'm ready to do this. Well, tomorrow. So how do I do this? Just put the HDDs in the new PC, boot from Windows XP CD and install? Is that all?

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by False » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:50 am

Yeah, pretty much.

Make sure you format the install drive before you put windows on it, obviously back up anything you need from it first.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Fargo » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:55 am

Sandybridge processors are back up on ebuyer. Going to have to change my friends build. What was the original problem with them anyway ?

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by False » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:21 am

Dodgy SATA chipset.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Winckle » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:20 pm

Falsey wrote:Dodgy SATA chipset.

Gosh, that must have been irritating to deal with :|

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Tineash » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:35 pm

They're having to recall all the motherboards, so a big pile of Intel's money just went up in smoke.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Winckle » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:06 pm

Tineash wrote:They're having to recall all the motherboards, so a big pile of Intel's money just went up in smoke.

Reminds me of Nvidia's problem with loads of 8x00 chips. I had to have my entire macbook pro's 'board replaced, due it having a built in GPU.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by False » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:07 pm

$467m I heard its costing.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Hime » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:29 pm

HDD has started clicking today, could this be a sign of what has been causing the trouble?

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