Installing upgrades

  scrum half 13:28 26 Feb 2005

My technical capabilities include being able to change a fuse and changing a plug but would i be able to install a mobo, graphics card and psu?
has anyone with limited tech knowhow done this successfully.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:24 26 Feb 2005

Can you build with LEGO?

putting a PC together is that easy

1. insert into slot and screw down where necessary.

2. connect cables if required (push in)

3. switch on run driver disk (not req with XP)

The problems only occur if

a) part is not inserted correctly

b) part is defective

c) incorrect drivers

d) (worse case) part conflicts with another

and thats what we are here for

when you done it sit back and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done the money you saved from not paying PC world to fit it will go towards the next part

Good luck

PS just fitted a USB2 card total downtime 3.5 minutes

  scrum half 16:59 26 Feb 2005

thanks fruitbat for the confidence boost,i will have a go when the cpu arrives ( monday i hope) Trouble is once the plug is pulled i wont have access to technical maestros like yourself to bail me out, never mind nothing ventured ect ect

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:27 26 Feb 2005

Build your own PC
Videos click here
Info click here
PCmech click here

  mattyc_92 18:05 26 Feb 2005

It is very easy to build a system...

All you have to do is to screw things down and put cables in that link the componants.... Just remember to "ground" yourself before totching any of the componants... The cables can only go in oneway as well.... The manuals are normally quite easy to understand also...

  scrum half 21:21 26 Feb 2005

Thanks to all who responded...if i report back next week its pack on the back time otherwise a deafening this space

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