How to install a DVD Writer Samsung SH-S223

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To install an operating system we need some kind of optical drive. DVD-Writer offers much better value than installing a DVD-Rom. Hence, we have chosen the writer as it offers the added bonus of being a data backup device. Our motherboard supports both IDE and SATA interface. We decided to go with a SATA drive [...]

How to Install a SATA Hard Drive Western Digital 320GB

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Installing a SATA hard drive is very simple and straight forward task. The good thing about SATA hard drive is that there are no jumpers to set and each drive connects to the motherboard using an individual SATA cable. You will notice that SATA hard drives do not have standard molex type power connector. If [...]

How to Install a Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E7500

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The processor socket on this barebone PC is known as LGA775 as shown below. Unlike previous Intel Motherboard sockets the LGA775 does not have any holes. Instead the socket has 775 pins sticking out. These are the pins that make contact with the processor. This is a welcome design change as it will avoid any [...]

How to Install Memory DDR2-SDRAM PC2-6400

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Before you take the memory modules out of the box it is a good idea to discharge yourself from any staic electricity. To do this just touch both of your hand on the metal surface of the case. This will ensure that you do not damage your memory modules by static shock. Alternativly you can [...]

Recover your data from a faulty laptop. Easy data recovery guide.

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Has your laptop suddenly died on you ? You can’t boot into Windows or even boot using a recovery CD. May be your hardware has failed so it’s impossible to boot into Windows. What do you do in this difficult situation to recover your valuable data? There are two possible solutions to this problem and [...]

How to install and configure a network card in Windows 7

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If you want to add your computer to a network or a network device like a router then you need to install or configure your network card. Every new computer and motherboard you buy nowadays has a built in network port known as RJ45 socket. If you have an older computer or a motherboard that [...]

How to install and configure a network card in Windows XP

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If you want to add your computer to a network or a network device like a router then you need to install or configure your network card. Every new computer and motherboard you buy nowadays has a built in network port known as RJ45 socket. If you have an older computer or a motherboard that [...]

Getting ready to boot : Asus V3-P5G43 Barebone PC

Before you close the case panel double check everything making sure all the cables are attached and there are no loose screws lying around. Make sure the CPU fan is firmly in place and not wobbling. Make sure the cable for the CPU fan is connected to motherboard as you don’t want to fry your [...]