It 'should' be here around 5pm, i'll post an update once I get it set up probably.
Well, I got everything set up and didn't even brake anything!
Turns out I didn't need the extra fans or wrist strap.
Anyways, it is extremely fast and very nice, BUT, the 'wireless adapter' that came with it doesn't work, so I have to go and buy one tomorrow. After I buy one though I will test out the super-pi thing and some other stuff
The wrist strap is a good thing to keep around incase you need to poke around inside. But yeah the extra fans might go to better use(with me ) somewhere else.
Good job man, and have fun with your first "semi" build.
Seems a shame to buy a replacement. Shouldn't it be under warranty? Let Best Buy replace it. Or maybe it just wasn't configured correctly?
I have no clue. All I know is that it didn't work and my system couldn't detect it. I think it is probably better to buy a new one anyways, seeing as that one was limited to 56kbps. I would much rather get one that is 54Mbps that is by the same brand as my router anyways.
Also, yeah I'm gonna keep the wrist strap, although I don't know what i'll do with the fans. (Whats your address? )
This should be a pretty good first computer I hope. When I get into college I think I will either get a totally new computer and build it myself, or just clean out the one I just got, but keep the case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers, and just replace everything else.
Hey, sorry I didn't post an update yesterday
Too busy having fun and installing things
As far as speed goes... Awesome! 4.2Mbps D/L 250Kbps Upload
World of Warcraft 1280x1024 resolution w/ full graphics detail... Steady 60 FPS.
Wow, I am really impressed and am loving it!
1m - 51s
2m - 1m 51s
Gawd, this is awesome!
Once again, thanks everyone for all the help and support!
there's your next step
55 processes are way too much. My PC runs fine (and fast) with 16 processes
I hate you! I have 26 on bootup because of all the crap I have installed.
MSN, AIM, ATI tray tools, Kero firewall, AVG, freakin SIX svchost.exe's
16... nice. the lowest I can get mine down to is 18
the firewall and anti-virus programs are the only ones that need to start up with windows. MSN, AIM, etc do not need to start up automatically, so you can disable them.
the easiest way is: start > run > type "msconfig" > startup tab > uncheck anything you don't want to start up
Oh no, I knew that. Just I like them booting up with my computer so I don't have to open them manually. I can't think of a situation where I would boot up and not use those programs
Actually I never turn my computer off..soo lol
I just have checked AVG antivirus on startup, and the PC boots damn quick
Actually, when I'm going to game, my PC just runs 15 processes
I have a question for you [<= 20] processes guys... Don't you also have your drivers (LAN, Video, etc.) start up with your system? Thats the only thing I have to startup (besides AVG), and on bootup I have about 30 processes running :/.
No, I disable them. My msconfig screen looks like THIS
How do I know what programs I need on my computer and what processes I need on startup? On my startup config thing it has like 40 that I don't know what they are. I also have like 5 programs that I don't know what they are. Like BigFix... whats that?
So what, don't you use your drivers? Whats the point of starting them manually if you can simply let the machine start them? I'm confused :/.
Go to msconfig, then just leave the programs you need to boot up. I just leave my antivirus. Then everything else I could need, like msn and all that crap, I start them when I want. You can remove everything you like. Just leave what you want.
I don't have to start them manually. You can uncheck them, and they will still work properly.
They will work properly, but they need to be started first... Or don't they? In SafeMode (where nothing starts with the system) I get intense choppiness because my drivers did not load... :/
Well, Safemode isn't designed for that.
Check the services tab, they will be enabled there, so they can work properly. Nothing bad will happen if you disable them from the startup tab
Ohh, cool. But technically speaking, doesn't that mean that they will start up with the system anyway? So whats the point in disabling them in msconfig?
My PC boots faster when I disable them, and just leave AVG. It really helps (at least on my PC).
For example, the display service starts, I can use the driver properly, but the Catalyst app isn't loaded (which takes some time to open).
the items in your startup tab that relate to your LAN, video, sound, etc. are control panels or configuration utilities... not drivers. drivers will be active unless you uninstall them, you cannot disable a driver in the startup tab.
Unless you move something in the services tab
oh, i see. So nothing bad can happen if i disable things? I really don't think that I need any of that stuff to start up except my antivirus probably. All the other stuff is just like random stuff that I didn't even know was on my computer.
Just disable 'em Only leave your antivirus...
WOW man, almost 300 replies to this thread