Upgrading an HP Pavilion Slimline desktop. Help would be greatly appre
Posted 15 January 2012 - 04:53 PM
Posted 15 January 2012 - 05:16 PM
Can you recommend a higher wattage PSU thats not too pricy?
Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:16 AM
After a much longer than necessary wait due to Amazon's BS international shipping methods, I finally got myself an Antec "Sonata Pro" case.
As one would expect, I'm much too scared to start hacking into my current case and moving parts about. So, could anyone lay out the steps for me, or offer any assistance?
Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:46 AM
Check out the tutorial provided by Troy and Artellos respectively http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/
Some very important things to remember;
1: Always disconnect the power from the wall socket before you start.
2: Take anti static precautions before handling components, you can do this by touching a bare metal part of the case.
3: If stand offs are to be used to mount the MB (motherboard) they should only be located where there is a corresponding screw hole in the MB, you will short out the MB and possibly other components otherwise.
Any problems along the way give us a shout, definitely let us know when you are up and running.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:37 AM
I have no idea what went wrong, which isnt surprising considering I know absolutely nothing about the inner machinations of computers. No doubt, I'm missing some painfully obvious step that even a half-blind iguana could see.
Included are two pictures I thought were relevent. If any more are needed, don't hesitate to ask.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:48 AM
I hope you have not applied any power to the system while in this condition.
As advised in post #20 please read carefully and follow the tutorial http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/
And you must also clean and prepare the heatsink and CPU fan correctly before applying thermal paste such as Arctic Silver 5 http://www.geekstogo...rface-material/
Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:38 PM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:52 AM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:04 PM
Also, I'll be taking the computer down to a friend of mine who works in IT, see what he thinks.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:17 AM
From my post #22
Was power applied?
Please let us know how you get on.
My previous last reply was posted 25 February 2012 - 09:46 AM and your next reply was posted 22 April 2012 - 10:37 AM