A good fit for my motherboard

By Waffe
Jul 10, 2013
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  1. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    So Plugging them in incorrectly wont harm a thing?
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,818   +1,431

    No the switch in the button basically bridges the two pins together. Nothing special, it's the same thing as momentarily shorting the pins together at the motherboard.
  3. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    When I am plugging in the power switch horizontally I presume is it supposed to be, there is something in the manual listed GND. What is GND? Is it just something to be ignored and plug in t he two prong plug in the spot?
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,818   +1,431

    GND is short for ground and is generally the same as negative. The difference is GND is a constant, while - allows room for varying its position along the voltage scale. I've probably said to much and only confusing you further. The + and - are the two pins you want to connect the switch to.
  5. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Ok so I got an error. Turning the computer on causes the cpu fan to scream loudly, I got many debug codes like 99 and 4f I think.
  6. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Upon 3rd start no erorrs says insert boot media etc, strangely though, the cpu stock cooler will not spin. Could this be a dead cpu socket? Mayble I'll try a different cpu socket.
  7. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    The fan starts up, but it is incredibly loud. I don't have any dummy's to test unless an amd packed heatsink will screw in(doubtful). I am starting to worry, I hope it is nothing serious, took a long time to hook everything together, shame if I got an error this big...
  8. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Ok well the cpu stopped bugging out, but now upon launch it says launch boot media. I realize this may be the HDD but I have checked it is showing my terabyte drive. Can't get passed the screen.
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,818   +1,431

    Set your CD/DVD drive to first boot in the BIOS. Then boot your OS install disk.
  10. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    OK trying now.
  11. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Using cd/dvd asus drive as boot option 1 isn't working. Same result every time.
     
  12. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    This is quite a pickle. Isn't the os supposed to auto run on insert boot media error?
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,818   +1,431

    Do you not get a message stating, press a button to continue booting from disk?

    Does your DVD drive spin up, as it would when you are accessing data?
  14. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    It makes a spin noise then nothing. No to the first question, I get no statement asking to continue booting from disc.
  15. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    The asus drive came with a disc, perhaps I am able to install that before OS for proper usage. Also btw on an off topic not, I put in my motherboard disc and it detected that gave me some weird errors and I got bubkis. I also tried clearing CMOS with the handy button on the back, and setting my optical as primary boot with keyboard only(suggestion I read).
  16. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Could it be a bad windows disc? Maybe I'll just have to wait and purchase a CD somehow ...or maybe do it the usb method to rule things out, either way I'm waiting(something I am terrible at!). I Don't know anyone with win 7 or 8 CD's so I can't rule that out.... Such a darn shame after building everything and having to wait. I am far to lazy to un-do the psu and replace it into my store-bought rig.
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,818   +1,431

    You can download an ISO and burn it to disk if you want to try a different disk.

    This is from a site I used to moderate, they are links to another site that host Windows 7 ISO images.
    http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads-t12325.html

    Please note you still need a key to activate the installation. Without a key you will only have a trial period of 30 days before the install disables itself.
  18. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Hmmmm that might be my best option to make sure everything is ok. I assume upon purchase of win 7 I can just use that code. I'll be grabbing x86 because I want to utilize more memory!
  19. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,818   +1,431

    Correct as long as the installed edition matches the edition the code is for.
    I think you have it backwards, the x86 is 32-bit. You are wanting x64, if you want the 64-bit version.
  20. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Oooooh.... got that mixed up I guess lol. Btw can you recommend a mounter?
    Perhaps damontools? Last time I used flat out win 7 stock burner. I think that was the issue.
  21. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,818   +1,431

    Try ISOBurn or Active@ ISO Burner. You don't actually need a mounting software. Mounting software allows you to read the contents of the ISO without burning to disk. You need to burn the ISO to disk so you can install Windows from a clean start.
  22. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    You are truly my hero! Currently on new comp. Got worried at first because of no internet. Then I realized I had to install moba drivers. Currently doing the long arduous task of windows updates. The n I will throw in my card.
    One thing though It says under computer> properties that I have 3 days till automatic update? I thought I had a full 30 days?
    Once again, thanks for helping Clifford, you have been a huge help to this noob =]. I'll post back in a couple of mins when I throw the rest in my comp.
  23. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,818   +1,431

    I'm happy to hear you are operating on the new rig. :) Congrats!!
    I'm not sure about that one. It should be 30 days from the time of first install.

    If your timer is running out, you can try this command to extend your time period.
    Extend the Windows 7 Trial from 30 to 120 Days
  24. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Slight ring on the HDD but after all of that blood sweat and stress I will make due, and it is all thanks to you friend! Thanks btw =D
  25. Waffe

    Waffe TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Maybe they changed the free trial length?
    Upon start it asked for a code and hit skip and here I am .


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