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ok i just ordered new parts for a computer im building but im beginning to worry about the motherboard. its a EVGA EVGA 122-M2-NF59-TR Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard and yea i know i could've saved money by not getting the sli but i was new to this. i was looking at the I/O panel in a picture of the mobo and i noticed it didnt have one of the slots i could plug my monitor into. am i missing something or what?
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Welcome to Geeks to Go.

The motherboard you have selected does not have intergrated graphics. This means that without a video card you will not be able to connect your computer to a monitor. What you are missing is a video card.
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well i have a video card. this is my first build and what concerned me was my motherboard(like whether different parts were compatable with it)
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I understand. Good luck with your first build.

Edited by Titan8990, 14 August 2007 - 01:52 PM.

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thank you. also i was wondering about overclocking. how exactly is it done?
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Overclocking is usually done through the BIOS. Boards such as Gigabytes, EVGA, and ASUS all have advanced overclocking features in their BIOS. We have a guide here on the forum for overclocking but it is a bit dated: How-to Overclock. Also overclock.net has some very good guides: Overclock.net FAQs

I don't recommend doing any overclocking until you are well read on the subject. If you plan on overclocking your CPU you will want to buy an aftermarket cooler.

Usually graphics cards are the easiest to overclock. Nvidia and ATI both provide software for doing so. Because graphics cards can usually run safely up to 90C it is a bit safer as well.

Edited by Titan8990, 14 August 2007 - 02:05 PM.

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ok i have the parts now but i noticed that along with the 24 pin connector on the mobo it also has a 8 pin 12 volt connector but my powersupply only comes with a 4 pin 12 volt. could this be a problem?
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ok i have the parts now but i noticed that along with the 24 pin connector on the mobo it also has a 8 pin 12 volt connector but my powersupply only comes with a 4 pin 12 volt. could this be a problem?


If your PSU does not have the 8 pin connector and your motherboard needs it, you will need a different power supply.

Most good power supplies have both connections.
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What kind of PSU did you purchase?
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a 500 watt thermaltake Link
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RMA it while you still can. If you would like we can help you pick out one that will work with your system.
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