Serious computer build experience.
Posted 22 September 2001 - 08:10 PM
Posted 22 September 2001 - 09:20 PM
Athlon DDR chipset
dvd, cd combo
minimum 256mb DDR
geforce 2 or 3 card
turtle beach soundcard (make do with soundblaster x gamer till then)
ill be adding other things no doubt... just picking and choosing at the mo, and buying cables etc. getting a 80mm drive bay fan (only £15 ) to cool the HDD down through post at mo, and some IDE leads, ill order the case shortly
case from h*tp://eclipse-computers.com (very cheap bits, match any UK prices!)
RAM from Crucial.com
leads and fans from aria.co.uk
check out the copper heat sinks at h*tp://www.aria.co.uk !!
Posted 23 September 2001 - 11:19 AM
1.4 gHz Athlon chip...266 FSB support
Need ATX case with probably 300W fan.
Mobo that supports DDR.
DDR 256mHz...definetely going to buy from crucial.com
I have all other components such as 30GB HD, DVD, Burner, Soundcard, modem, nic card, floppy drive, video card, new cooler master heat sink that cools up to 1.7gHz...all up to date enough for me except video but that will have to be phase 2.
I have been reading tomshardware.com's reviews in order to research the best mobo's out there...I was looking at an enlight case with 300W PS and there were bunches of good reviews but then I got down to the not so good ones that complained about getting the case with PS not working at all or it dying in 3-9 months.
Posted 23 September 2001 - 12:18 PM
Posted 23 September 2001 - 12:50 PM
Posted 23 September 2001 - 02:38 PM
Posted 23 September 2001 - 02:53 PM
im sure you dont want to invalidate your warranty tho and u wont do that...
Rick, you cant get MSNm to work? EH? have you got a hotmail account? are you on a network or connected to a router? have you got a firewall running? let me know, you should have MSNm working no problems... if not, its probably somthing to do with why BP-Ftp wont work too
Posted 23 September 2001 - 04:51 PM
I did an IPCONFIG /ALL to find some information, entered IP numbers in the HTTP Proxy options in MSN Messener, had no luck. also Newsgroups, IRC and FTP is also blocked (f***ers)
Posted 23 September 2001 - 07:52 PM
Motherboard Monitor homepage:
Posted 23 September 2001 - 07:57 PM
Even if I try to set up a .net account for msn, it won't connect to the server. I haven't seen anybody else complaining about it on here so it must not be a problem of which XP version I'm using. I'm using Sygate firewall (BTW--Chris, do you get a lot of code red attack alerts using sygate?)
Posted 24 September 2001 - 03:59 AM
Never recieved any code red attacks. ARe you using the latest sygate version, especially made for XP? You say you got signed on, to MSN Messanger? If so give me a look up online sometime in the future!