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    FantasyStrike is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    I Finally Bought my computer, and I am going to set it up. There are a few questions I want to be answered.

    1)My graphics card is a 7600GT Fatality model. It has no fan what so-ever, but there is a cooling metal on it, and it has a plastic sticker behind the metal do I take this out??

    2)My processor is an AMD +5000 2.66ghz, and is it gonna keep cool under stock fan?

    3)(Another graphics card related question.) This is my first time using
    PCIe x16, so I dont know this whole ideal of this. There is no power connector what so ever, and the manual said I needed an auxillary power. Which I have no Idea what the heck it is. When I went to New Egg it people had said you did not needed one. My mother board is an ASUS, and my power supply is 500 watts

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    the 7600 gt does not require an auxillary power supply, if it did u would see a 6 pin power connector, but it doesnt none of the 7600s need more power.

    where exactly is the sticker? is it on the metal itself? or on the pcb? either way it doesnt rlly make a big difference cuz it wont affect how the card is cooled

    as for ur proc, the heatsink AMD provides u with while not very good, should b enough to keep ur proc cool, unless u want to overclock, but buying and installing an aftermarket cooler is always a good idea, if u fel confident enough to do so

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    Well, if you are going to get a relatively good AMD like the X2 +5000, I would say to put in a good CPU cooler. Afterall, we both know you are going to fiddle with overclocking eventually, so why not get ready now?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061

    Good CPU cooler, works with AM2 socket, I personally have it and can vouch for its effectiveness. Its 47 bucks, but you do get free shipping. Also, it is freakin' huge, so you if you have a small case...

    P.S. - I always would remove stickers like that, personally. Think about what would happen if them melted or just burned...

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    I have a personal dislike for Thermaltake products. I dumped my Armor last week and went for a Coolermaster Stacker.
    I just don't like the name.
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    Depending on today, I might have to send the graphics card back. There is something wrong with it. When I start the graphics card in graphics slot the image was messed up, it would seem all it showed was a black screen . When I stick the VGA to the PCIe X16 slot the image on the monitor would not show up, and wild colors, and distorted colors. I do not think this is the graphics problem cause when I started to build my computer I had some wiring messed up, so the monitor would not turn on. (there were no distorted colors when I used the graphics input.) Any ideas? I am taking my computer to a technician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FantasyStrike View Post
    Depending on today, I might have to send the graphics card back. There is something wrong with it. When I start the graphics card in graphics slot the image was messed up, it would seem all it showed was a black screen . When I stick the VGA to the PCIe X16 slot the image on the monitor would not show up, and wild colors, and distorted colors. I do not think this is the graphics problem cause when I started to build my computer I had some wiring messed up, so the monitor would not turn on. (there were no distorted colors when I used the graphics input.) Any ideas? I am taking my computer to a technician.
    Did you put on the thermal paste? Always an important thing to remember...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakko View Post
    Did you put on the thermal paste? Always an important thing to remember...
    Reminds me of that system where there was masking tape between the CPU heatspreader (socket 47 and the heatsink.
    Ahh good times.

    Or when there was a grocery bag between the board and the case.
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    Also, Fantasy, if you really need some help, I know a guy local to the Charlotte area that can help you out, for a reasonable price. Just PM me if you want, and I can give you some contact information.

 

 

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