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Good news, and more good news
12-03-2010, 12:07 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-03-2010, 10:24 PM by Phrosty.)
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Good news, and more good news
Good news first:

I got all the parts today, and put it all together, and badda-boom, it powered up, and BIOS recognized all the hardware on the first try.

Bad news:

The copy of Windows 7 Ultimate edition I ... ahem, acquired, did not boot.


And of course I tested all the usual suspects, it was attempting to boot from the optical drive, the optical drive was recognizing other disks normally.

Meh. Six hours of work and now I have to either put up with using my shiny legitimate copy of Windows XP home edition, or find some other means.


Still feel good though, with just a little help from Perrywinkle and that youtube video, and a lot of manual reading, I managed to get the whole thing in one piece.

My new PC = CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 | Motherboard: ASRock 770 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX | Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus | RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4x2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 | Video: ASUS GeForce GTX 460 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 | Case: Rosewill DESTROYER ATX Mid Tower | Power: Antec TruePower 650W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Cert | Storage: SAMSUNG 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HD | Optical drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model
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Messages In This Thread
Good news, and more good news - by zanthal - 12-03-2010, 12:07 AM
RE: Good news, bad news - by Phrosty - 12-03-2010, 12:26 AM
RE: Good news, bad news - by zanthal - 12-03-2010, 03:32 AM
RE: Good news, bad news - by Andrew J - 12-03-2010, 04:37 AM
RE: Good news, bad news - by zanthal - 12-03-2010, 09:45 PM
RE: Good news, bad news - by Phrosty - 12-03-2010, 10:24 PM
RE: Good news, bad news - by Frank - 12-03-2010, 09:56 PM
RE: Good news, and more good news - by zanthal - 12-04-2010, 04:03 AM
RE: Good news, and more good news - by Jilow - 12-07-2010, 02:15 PM
RE: Good news, and more good news - by zanthal - 12-07-2010, 02:33 PM
RE: Good news, and more good news - by Jilow - 12-07-2010, 02:56 PM

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