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General Hardware Ultimate Sticky Thread

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Destroyer of Empires and Use
May 15, 2006
Seems we have a lot of useful General Hardware stickies, and some cleanup is required. The old stickies are not stuck anymore, but will be linked in this sticky.

How to build a computer
Joeteck explains the very basics of computer components. If you are new to building your own system, this is a great place to start!

"Help My Pc Won't Boot!" Troubleshooting Guide
System won't turn on? Mdcomp explains the basics of troubleshooting common problems.

How to solve your computer EMERGENCY!
David and other members give good feedback on troubleshooting computer problems.

How Overvolting Works, The Dangers of Overvolting, and "Safe" Overvolting Technique
Overvolting is a great way to get more performance out of component, but you should be safe, lest you fry a chip. Felinusz goes over the basics, with a lot of great tips!

Guidelines for Thorough Stability Testing
Felinusz gives more great information on how to keep your computer stable.

Ever wonder what those beeps mean and why there is an error?
Jack222 explains what common error codes from motherboard mean.

General Silencing Info
Computer too loud? This thread will get your noise under control.

Dangers Of Electrical Storms
Storms can be fun to watch, but they can also damage your computer.

The Hardware Destruction Thread
Building computers and overclocking them isn't always boring! Sometimes components get a little hot or something "pops".

Post your old / "vintage" OC gears here!
Stroll down memory lane and gawk at computer components of the past.