November 29, 2009
Guday from New Zealand
This is my new build
MOTHERBOARD Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 (Rev 2). AMD 770/SB700. Socket AM2+/AM2. PCI-Exp 2.0 x 16/4. PCI-ex1. ATX. 4 X DDR2 Dual channel. HD audio GbE LAN. 6 x Sata. 3 GB/s/1394. FSB 2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s).
PROCESSOR AMD Athlon X2 64 black edition ( the expensive one ) 7750. 2.7 GHz True dual core design. Clock multiplier control. Cache L1 = 1 Mb, L2 = 2 Mb.
RAM OCZ. DDR2 2 x 2 GB. Matched gaming ram. 1066 Ghz.
VIDEO CARD Asus Gaming Series 8600 GTS 256 MB GDDR 3, Model EN8600GTS/HTDP/256M.
POWER SUPPLY Corsair VX450
OPERATING SYSTEM XP SP3 32 bit, updated with an Autopatcher, and Bill's Service Tweaks. Then serviced with :- CCleaner, IOBit ASC, IOBit Defrag Smart, Revo Uninstaller, JV16 Power Tools, Ultra Defrag, Eraser, etc.
When I unzip the drivers, audio, chipset, lan, and raid, there are a whole host of files, including 3 exe's, per folder. Where can I find instructions to install them, and in which order ? Gigabyte are very helpful, but they are Asian, who cannot communicate in English, to technical standards of accuracy. I have read the manual, and its in Asian converted to English, O dear.
The standard Nvidia drivers are just one exe file, so just DLC and boom, their in, but I believe they must be installed after the mobo drivers ?
Presently I use Ultra Defrag, but its only basic. Anybody know of any promotions for say, Distrix Ultimate Defrag, that include the directories and mft.
Whats this toggle business thing mean, Toggle Spell Checker, Toggle Desktops. I asked my girlfriend if I could use her toggle, and got a bloody thick ear, then told not to be crude.
Is it like the newbie, who looked for the Contol Panel on the back of his computer.
March 28, 2010
Nice system. I would probably go a little bit higher on the PSU.
Now let's see, drivers… Usually there's no definite set order to install your drivers. Personnaly I always go LAN first for the internet connection. Typically it's VGA – Chipset – LAN (or modem if you have one) – Audio is last I guess.
You mentioned RAID, are you going to use it? If yes don't forget the enable it in the Bios.
As far as
" I asked my girlfriend if I could use her toggle "
That is no way to talk to a lady my friend!
August 21, 2009
August 21, 2009
……Where can I find instructions to install them, and in which order ?……
Since you mentioned that you have IOBit ASC, have you looked in the security tab & checked out the "Driver Backup" info?
Also, I would always at least do a system restore before each new driver is installed……….just to be on the safe side. Better yet, would be to do a whole system backup 1st, [there are many freebies if you're interested...just ask!]…at least for the major ones…. or ones you don't have prior experience with.
Good luck, mate!
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