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Old 01-13-2010, 01:17 AM   #21 (permalink)
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BTW, can I just use the stock heat sink until I get a better one? I can pull it off without damage right? Plz let me know
Your stock heatsink will be completely fine if you aren't overclocking yet. In fact, it can probably handle low to moderate overclocking just fine.

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I haven't messed with heat sinks on that socket type yet, but generally there's just a little latch or something. Quite easy to remove.

However, installing can be harder sometimes because you want to make sure you have a (very thin) coating of thermal paste on the new heatsink when you put it on. Some heatsinks come with it pre-applied, otherwise you'll want to grab some off ebay.


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Old 01-13-2010, 01:18 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Also, download Ubuntu, burn the ISO to a cd/dvd, set your bios to load from the cd/dvd drive and use that untill you decide on an OS?
I woulda said Mandriva, but to each his/her own.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:24 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I would recommend Ubuntu if you're just starting out.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:21 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I would recommend Ubuntu if you're just starting out.
Ubuntu holds your hand a little more during the install, but Mandriva is a breeze nowadays as well.

And on every system I've put it on it's had working wifi, 3d, sound, mp3, and flash video straight "out of the box," no driver updates or anything required. Which is more than I can say for Ubuntu. Or windows, for that matter.
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Hmm, i may have to try mandriva then, to compare it.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:39 AM   #26 (permalink)
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That was the 2008.1 version, by the way.

I think they went to the new widget version of kde now which may be less stable.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:35 PM   #27 (permalink)
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So if anyone wants an update on the computer I built, its NEAR done.
Still looking for a better keyboard, want a new top fan and new side fan...

Only problem I have had with it is the top fan is actually poorly designed on the case, so it actually was knocking into the side of the case and eventually broke... *sigh* but I will just have to mod it up, I will add some pics of the computer on here in a few mins...
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I wont bother everyone with all like 60 pictures I have of the computer but here are a few...
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