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    SOLVED CPU Installation: Thermal Paste recommendations? Cooler?

    Here is a link to a good article on power supplies. http://www.newegg.com/product/CategoryIntelligenceArticle.aspx?articleId=199
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    SOLVED CPU Installation: Thermal Paste recommendations? Cooler?

    I realize that it is more than I need, Now, but with an eye on the future it won't hurt to have some juice in reserve; I am starting to work with video editing along with the sound recording and editing software programs I am already using and to top it off some of these programs through...
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    SOLVED CPU Installation: Thermal Paste recommendations? Cooler?

    I'm glad you don't mind me picking your brains, so to speak. I have attached a picture of an early computer, with a Steering Wheel!! Kinda of a Beam me up Scotty moment. Just getting that many tubes running at the same time was quite a feat. It's amazing how much stuff you can carry with you...
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    SOLVED CPU Installation: Thermal Paste recommendations? Cooler?

    My friend you are a vast mine with a wealth of Great Information, and it is much appreciated!! When I was calculating my loads yesterday I looked in the case and saw the numbers on the fan and just wrote it down, and after reading your reply I had to laugh, your right 10 amp is a big number...
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    SOLVED CPU Installation: Thermal Paste recommendations? Cooler?

    Lots of good advise, thanks. Before I took everything apart in the first place I took pictures of where everything was. I believe I had a couple of wires reversed where the USB connections are and that could explain part of my problems, hopefully nothing was shorted. I didn't intend on...
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    SOLVED CPU Installation: Thermal Paste recommendations? Cooler?

    Thank You for clarifying many points of contention in my mind, and you are right I should pay attention to my gut instincts. I dive in and get stuff done, that is how I have been all my life and sometimes I have learned some tough lessons but I Learn. Since writing yesterday, right after I...
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    SOLVED CPU Installation: Thermal Paste recommendations? Cooler?

    I agree with you when you say a machine can do a better job than a hand job, But you see it seems that everyone is worried about the finish and bringing it down to a finer finish than the "Machine Left". I made sure to clean the metal filings, and when I filed it was with a very fine file and I...
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    SOLVED CPU Installation: Thermal Paste recommendations? Cooler?

    Well I did use a file, a jewelers file/machinist, the finish seemed to be better than it came out of the package. I may pull it out and bring it down like you said and use as fine as I can get in the end, I believe it is the red emery. You sound horrified ; ) .
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    SOLVED CPU Installation: Thermal Paste recommendations? Cooler?

    OK Friends, with the help of you all on the forum here I have accomplished my goals: 1. Install a SSD hard drive, Crucial 120 Gb 2. Install Win7 Pro. Upgrade 3. Install More memory, Crucial 2 X 4= 8 Gb Ram 4. Install Top of the line processor, Intel core 2 Quad Q 9450 2.66...
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    SOLVED CPU Installation: Thermal Paste recommendations? Cooler?

    Processor installation Howdy folks, thank you for the interest first of all. I was really stoked about getting a hot processor last night after ordering it, about $315.00 w/shipping, from Price Pros on Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/shops/A1729W3053T57N/ref=aag_d_sh This afternoon I get a...
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    SOLVED CPU Installation: Thermal Paste recommendations? Cooler?

    OK Buddy , Here we are in February, and so far on this build: 1.) I have installed an SSD and installed 8 Gb of Ram. (all from Crucial, because they have a good rep. and I didn't read any horror stories like I did with some other manufactures) 2.) I also installed a Delta 1010 LT from...
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    Howdy

    OK. Thank You, I just received my Memory and have installed it, I will run the upgrade adviser again. I put in both sticks but system only recognizes one stick of 4Gb, says the other slot is empty.
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    Howdy

    The discs do say Dell on them and it says "For distribution only with a new Dell computer", So I guess that shoots down that avenue. Now the other computer is one that was built by the man I traded to so I believe that the OS was installed onto the hard drive that is in this case, with this...
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    Howdy

    So I need to install the XP OS on to the Computer- that I want the upgrade to W7 On. I have all the discs but; Would I be able to just pull the drive from the Dell computer and install it in my computer with the MSi MOBO, set it as the master drive and go from there? Or do I need to...
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    Howdy

    OK then I ordered the card this morning and now I am waiting for my memory, Recording software upgrade, and the Delta1010LT card, then I have to order my Win 7. On my other computer a Dell Dimension 2350 1Gb of Ram; it came with Win XP home installed, I have all the installation discs. Is it...
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