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weston

ok so i am buying a new pc here are the specs

Motherboard
Form Factor ATX
Socket Type 775 Pin
Compatible Processors Intel Pentium D Pentium 4 & Celeron LGA 775
Chipset Intel 945 Express Chipset
Max FSB 1066
IDE Type 2 x ATA/133 + 2 x SATA/300 (w/ RAID) Supports RAID 0 and 1
Max Bus Speed 1066
Graphics 1 x PCIe x16
Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express x16, 3 x PCI
Memory Dual channel, unbuffered, 1.8V DDR 400 (4) 184-pin DIMM sockets,
max 4GB
Audio Integrated, 7.1 channel High Definition (Realtek)
LAN Dual integrated Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) controllers
(Broadcom)
Firewire IEEE 1394 Installed
USB Up to 8: 4 in rear I/O area + 2 internal 2-port headers: ver. 2.0
IO 1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x PS/2 mouse
2 x RJ45 (LAN)
4 x USB 2.0
1 x line-in/line-out/mic (audio)
1 x parallel (SPP/ECP/EPP)
1 x COM (16550-compatible UART)
line-outs for 7.1 channel audio
1 x IEEE-1394

Supplied Memory
Installed Memory 512Mb DDR2 533Mhz PC4200 240pin

Processor
Interface Type 775 Pin
Clock Speed 3.0 GHz
Cache Level 2 Size 2Mb KB
Architecture Features Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology, 1MB L2
Advanced Transfer Cache for each core
Performance Index 3.0Ghz

Heatsink & Fan
Interface Type 3 Pin
Material Alloy Copper Dot
Maximum CPU Support Intel Pentium 4 9XX

Case
Chassis Midi ATX Tower
Colour Black ATX Midi Tower 400W PSU
PSU Size 400Watt
Drive Bays 5.24" x 4
Drive Bays 3.5" x 4 (2 Hidden)
Dimensions 415mm(H) x 200mm(W) x 480mm(D)
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i know that it doent come with a dvd drive or a hard drive, it is with
the hard drive that i have problems!!!! when i connect a brand new
harddrive it will not connect to the motherboard and work strait away
(how do i make it work and how do i get windoes xp on the computer that
has nothing on it?????)
 
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weston said:
ok so i am buying a new pc here are the specs

Motherboard
Form Factor ATX
Socket Type 775 Pin
Compatible Processors Intel Pentium D Pentium 4 & Celeron LGA 775
Chipset Intel 945 Express Chipset
Max FSB 1066
IDE Type 2 x ATA/133 + 2 x SATA/300 (w/ RAID) Supports RAID 0 and 1
Max Bus Speed 1066
Graphics 1 x PCIe x16
Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express x16, 3 x PCI
Memory Dual channel, unbuffered, 1.8V DDR 400 (4) 184-pin DIMM sockets,
max 4GB
Audio Integrated, 7.1 channel High Definition (Realtek)
LAN Dual integrated Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) controllers
(Broadcom)
Firewire IEEE 1394 Installed
USB Up to 8: 4 in rear I/O area + 2 internal 2-port headers: ver. 2.0
IO 1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x PS/2 mouse
2 x RJ45 (LAN)
4 x USB 2.0
1 x line-in/line-out/mic (audio)
1 x parallel (SPP/ECP/EPP)
1 x COM (16550-compatible UART)
line-outs for 7.1 channel audio
1 x IEEE-1394

Supplied Memory
Installed Memory 512Mb DDR2 533Mhz PC4200 240pin

Processor
Interface Type 775 Pin
Clock Speed 3.0 GHz
Cache Level 2 Size 2Mb KB
Architecture Features Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology, 1MB L2
Advanced Transfer Cache for each core
Performance Index 3.0Ghz

Heatsink & Fan
Interface Type 3 Pin
Material Alloy Copper Dot
Maximum CPU Support Intel Pentium 4 9XX

Case
Chassis Midi ATX Tower
Colour Black ATX Midi Tower 400W PSU
PSU Size 400Watt
Drive Bays 5.24" x 4
Drive Bays 3.5" x 4 (2 Hidden)
Dimensions 415mm(H) x 200mm(W) x 480mm(D)
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i know that it doent come with a dvd drive or a hard drive, it is with
the hard drive that i have problems!!!! when i connect a brand new
harddrive it will not connect to the motherboard and work strait away
(how do i make it work and how do i get windoes xp on the computer that
has nothing on it?????)

using sata drive ? and its enabled in the bios and part of the boot
sequence? Using XP SP2?
 
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Davy

First of all, the hard drive needs to be configured, if you look nea
the DC connector, you'll see a row of links and this needs to be se
to Master, Cable Select, Slave or whatever... if you are just using
single hard drive then it needs to be set for 'Master' by adjustin
the push on link, there should be a diagram on it telling you whic
link to use..... then using the correct hard drive lead, usuall
either 80 or 40 pin lead

That sorted, the next is to configure the bios so that the 1st boo
device is the CD ROM the 2nd boot device being the Hard drive, fro
here on it's all straight forward, insert the CD ROM with the Xp o
the reboot

Note with just a single Hard disc this will be shown in bios as HDD

Hopefully it will boot from the CD ROM and just follow the on-scree
instructions..... halfway through you'll come to a part where it say
" Your system will reboot in ### seconds", with a red lin
that moves across, I like to take the CD out at this point to mak
the machine ask you for the CD, because....

with no CD in there will be no 1st boot as we have made the first boo
device the CD ROM (no CD to boot from), so what will happen now i
that it will boot from the Hard Disc drive - the 2nd boot device. (i
it doesn't don't worry, simply go into bios and make the Hard Driv
the 1st boot device), hopefully you can see why we nee
to make the computer boot from the CD ROM and then the Har
drive

If we didn't do this you'll go round in circles as you will be stil
booting from the CD all the time, when you get to the re-boot stag
you need to boot from the hard drive to continue with the fina
installation stage

During the installation you will need to follow the on-screen promp
very carefully

After this is all done, it's time to insert the mobo drivers, an
hardware... CD burner and programmes etc

see following link-
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.htm

Dav
 
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Davy

eh eh eh.... guess how I found out you had to take the CD out befor
the reboot

Only took me two days to fathom that one out, crunch was it was m
first computer and I had no help at all...!

Yes, I kept re-formatting and re-formatting ... that's how I learne
you had to take the disc out...lol. One thing about building you
own pewter you learn alot

You only need to keep the hard drive the 1st boot device, the other'
CD ROM Floppy etc, you can make them whatever or dis-able them, ye
they will still work..... but why would you need to boot from CD or
floppy since they will not contain the os once the hard drive become
active

Now't wrong with floppy's.... "a poor man
dongle".....! You can transport files on em

Dav
 

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