Building an AMD system

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  1. Roadee

    Roadee Never forgotten

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    Dell, HP, Sony..........ect
     
  2. dorkz

    dorkz Striving to overcome

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    lovely, I will use this this week! gr8. thx jon!
     
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    WildChild I'm Still Watching

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    Your welcome man, glad you will be able to use the guide.
     
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    mainman Mr. Nobody

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    Very nice guide bud, very easy to understand. Congrats on a job well done!!!
     
  5. Gary King

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    Thanks I'll probably be using this guide as well; I printed it already, just in case :)
     
  6. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    very easy to follow indeed. For those of you building p4 systems, everything is the same except for the heatsink mounting is slightly different.
     
  7. MythicaL

    MythicaL I like computers.

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    Forgot to mention thermal paste on the CPU? :hmm:
     
  8. WildChild

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    No...the heatsink comes with the paste on it, I'm not going to tell people to use something that would void their warranty.

     
  9. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    thermal paste comes w/the stock heatsink/fan usually when a retail CPU is purchased. But the OEM CPUs are just the CPU itself. the HSF should have it's own thermal paste seperately in the package, and if not, then one can buy some.

    and why would it void the warranty? as far as i know, warranty is only voided when OCing occurs.
     
  10. Matth

    Matth Flash Banner Hater

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    There are other types of case-motherboard fittings....

    The clips that are set into holes in the case plate, by inserting and twisting 90 degrees.
    Invariably, one will not clip very well, one will not take a fixing screw, and one more may be equally troublesome, plus you NEVER have as many as you'd like to use.

    Plastic slide-posts are not seen on modern cases, but you may see some plastic buffer posts that can be used on a motherbord fixing with no matching case hole, to prevent flexing under pressure (connector/CPU area).

    Cases usually have positions marked for varioious sizes of board, so the first step is to see which pattern is a match (if any) - sometimes you just have to check it by eye, or even resort to shining a light through and offerring up the motherboard.

    A post fitted where it does not match the motherboard, will either short it out, scratch the tracks, or just prevent the motherboard fitting at all
     
  11. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    It'll short the board......i know this from personal experience :oops:.
     
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    Stock heatsink was used in this guide as shown with thermal pad shown also, As far as the voiding of warranties yes ...using anything other then the thermal pad included with the stock heatsink according to AMD will void the warranty, because of this simple reason, to many people were just slopping the thermal paste on the cpu's by lack of knowledge, and frying them, they are less worried about the 64 bit chips because of the covering over the core.

     
  13. GutterPunk

    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    what about oem that doesnt come with hs/f they dont have warranty right?
     
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    Usually they give depending on where you purchase from a 30/60 day warranty, I have seen some that give a year's warranty though with OEM cpu's. But the warranty is not valid with AMD as a retail box cpu would be (3 yr warranty on retail box)

    AMD Warranty Info:
    Right from the Warranty:

    This Limited Warranty shall be null and void if the AMD processor that is the subject of this Limited Warranty is used with any heatsink/fan other then the one provided herewith.

    This Limited warranty does not cover damages due to external causes, including improper use, problems with electrical power, accident, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing.
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    through my work, we manage to sell OEM AMD processors with a 1yr. manfacturer warranty. Depending on the circumstances, we will RMA the processor and the customer will get a new one 4-6 weeks later.
     
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    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    hmmm so only retailer can rma or what?
     
  17. WisMerHill

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    Maybe another tip to include:

    When using a videocard which needs a molex powerconnector (like R9700Pro, FX6800 and so) it's advisable to use a seperate rail for only the videocard and so not to connect any other devices to that specific string
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    i don't know, but my guess is yes.
     
  19. GutterPunk

    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    well newegg has an odd policy on not accepting cpus back... well its not odd its understandable... people forcing processors in place and such. but still sometimes u get those retailers who are jerks about it.... i think unless i had a biz i would only buy retail for now
     
  20. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    retail is alright. All you get is a HSF and 3yr. manufacturer warranty vs. CPU itself, and 1yr. manufacturer warranty. stock cooling sux. I wouldn't spend less than $25 on cooling. i'm really looking at a thermalright sp-94 right now to keep my scottie cool and get 4.2 :D!
     

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