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building new computer, having problems. Help?


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Tom Wan

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I'm building a new computer, and it looks fine, but when turned on, the clock thing on the motherboard only shows "ff" and I also want to know what it is called just so that I can look it up elsewhere if no one has the answer here.
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Hi Tom Wan ... :wave: ..:welcome:

what is the make and model of all your components...
do you hear any beeps during startup...
does your cpu fan spin when you press the power button
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I forgot if it beeped any, but the fans turn. It's supposed to show the fan speed or something on the clock thing right? But all it shows is "ff", and I'm not sure what make or model this is. I'm learning how to do this stuff, and someone brought a computer that I could try to make. I have some help. Not much. I know I have 2 286 or 2.86 pentium fans , and some other stuff. I'm not sure what wires I got mixed up, but my friend says that the ff is supposed to tell me what wires are wrong. He already knows how to put together a computer, but he wants me to learn myself. He can't figure out what is missing either. He says it is supposed to say 38 or a number around there, but like I said, it only shows ff.

Edited by Tom Wan, 20 January 2012 - 01:00 PM.

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without some basic information on the system like make and model of
power supply including wattage
motherboard
ram...both number of sticks and size
CPU
and video card
I will be unable to help you
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It has 4 sticks of ram, 2 are 512 mb and not sure what else. Ill try to find out by tomorrow what else it has. It has the outside of an old old computer, and the inside has new parts.

Edited by Tom Wan, 20 January 2012 - 11:41 PM.

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