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Old 03-21-08, 10:28 AM Thread Starter   #1
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IT WORKS!!! First Build Success!


I started a build sometime last summer and had all the parts starting in December. For a long time I would get the BSOD when I tried to install windows. I had some friends look at it. They tested the memory and the processor then told me everything was fine. So I replaced the motherboard that came in the Intel retailedge package I recieved with a superior board. That didn't help either. I found out that the memory I had originally was not compatable with the board I had. So I sold the memory I had purchased for profit (thanks craigslist) and got new memory. That didn't work either. Finally it dawned on me that the processor was bad. The RMA went smoothly. At last, I have a working computer.

Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DS3R
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Old 03-21-08, 10:52 AM   #2
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Congrats! Building a computer is a lot of fun, the hardest part is always the "omg its my first time, what if it doesn't work!??!" Good thing you got the bugs worked out.

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Old 03-21-08, 11:19 AM   #3
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Congrats on your first build, Nice rig as well, Now you are officially addicted!!!

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Old 03-21-08, 11:24 AM   #4
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Nice job dude.. the first build is always most exiting/stressful with all the unknowns.

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Old 03-21-08, 11:33 AM   #5
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Old 03-21-08, 11:41 AM   #6
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Grats man the build I have in my sig is my first build as well. I finished it in february, not the greatest but I'm mighty proud

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Old 03-21-08, 11:55 AM   #7
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Old 03-21-08, 12:11 PM   #8
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Congrats, yeah figuring out whats bad is always a challenge, especially when you don't have two similar builds to check parts on.

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Old 03-21-08, 12:23 PM   #9
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and Congrats! I just recently accomplished my first build too, so I know how ya feel. Lets see some pics of the beauty.

P.S. From here, it becomes an addiction.......you have been warned.

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Old 03-21-08, 02:18 PM   #10
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P.S. From here, it becomes an addiction.......you have been warned.
Lol, for me it was the opposite. I refused to upgrade anything for 3 or 4 years after my first build (Athlon XP 2400+/9200pro) because it took a week to work out the kinks. The only reason I did upgrade several years ago was because it stopped appearing on the minimum requirements list of games.

But yeah, now Im upgrading something something every 3 or so months, and Im reassembling it every few weeks. Drug addictions have nothing on computer addictions

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From here, it becomes an addiction.......you have been warned.
And doctors cant do anything about it! Beware before you are sucked in to the black hole of computers!
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Old 03-21-08, 03:39 PM   #12
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Just out of curiosity what was the processor you had before? My friend seems to have the same problem with his computer (all hardware is tested to be stable, but gets BSOD in games)

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Congrats! The first of many, I'm sure.

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Drug addictions have nothing on computer addictions
I will take that as a challenge and raise you two!

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I know how it was my first build many years ago.... P2 with 64mb of ram... that thing was a beauty in its day!

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and Congrats! I just recently accomplished my first build too, so I know how ya feel. Lets see some pics of the beauty.

P.S. From here, it becomes an addiction.......you have been warned.
and Congrats! and like oldschool said::: From here, it becomes an addiction.......you have been warned.

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