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Help building my first computer

By jaredc91
Jan 8, 2007
  1. I'm building my first computer and I got an Asus P5B Mobo, and an e6600 processor. I got everything connected and I can get into the Bios, the problem is that I have no idea what to do now. I tried to get Ubuntu to boot but it didn't work. I haven't gotten the windows OS for this yet. I would also like to know what would be needed, hardware-wise, for me to get a 64 bit OS.
    Sorry if this is in the wrong section of the forums.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 574

    For 64bit Win platform your motherboard and CPU must be compatible, along with your other bits of hardware (graphics card, etc.). Ubuntu may not have the drivers for your hardware and you may have to search the net for them.
    My suggestion now is to obtain a decent HDD, a copy of WinXP and get to installing! You are doing well so far ... so carry on :grinthumb
     
  3. jaredc91

    jaredc91 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help. I finally did get Ubuntu installed. I had the ubuntu cd burned wrong. Do you know if the p5b is 64 bit capable? what else, besides the video card, needs to be 64 bit capable or is that all?
     
  4. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 574

    Research your model on the net and see if it can support XP 64bit. Off the top of my head I couldn't tell you. 64bit compatible hardware would be PCI-slot cards of any kind (all new stuff should be OK) and you need a good video card.

    Research 64bit requirements a little on the net ... benificial!

    Cheers :grinthumb
     
  5. jaredc91

    jaredc91 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, thanks so much.
     
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