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Old March 2, 2010, 09:04 AM
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I've searched through the various forums looking for the procedures that you should go through after you've put a system together. While I found a lot of useful information in bits and pieces, troubleshooting guides, etc, I haven't seen a guide that outlines the next stages.

I've seen where several people have suggested doing the memory test right after you've gone through the first POST (and that seems like good advice), but is there anything else to be done or could be done at this stage, before you install the O/S?

Once you've got the O/S installed and the motherboard drivers, what would be the next logical/practical things to do or test out?

i.e. what do you do when you've finished building it?

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Old March 2, 2010, 09:05 AM
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what do you do when you've finished building it?

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I enjoy it for few minutes and I plan the next build
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Old March 2, 2010, 09:19 AM
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I enjoy it for few minutes and I plan the next build
rofl it's so true i thought i was bad
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Old March 2, 2010, 09:37 AM
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Go here to install a lot of the things you should put on a new PC. Single installer does multiple programs, unattended. It will save you a ton of time. Ninite Easy PC Setup - Download/Install Multiple Programs At Once
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Old March 2, 2010, 10:17 AM
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Certainly, fill it with software.

But for those who build a lot of units, what is your process before loading in a ton of software, extra peripherals - - what should I be testing? Do I test the CPU, the video card (and how)?; do I tweak Windows, etc.

I've read about the test programs and monitoring programs mention on this site and I've ran them for temperatures and fans and CPUs, etc. I've seen varying opinions on burning a system in, etc. but I've yet to find a comprehensive plan or procedure to go from first POST to ensure you've built a stable system? I'm writing this on a newly built system, so I know it works, but is it working well? I've had a few crashes, figured out a couple of them.

I'm looking for ways to improve what I've done or ideas on what I may have missed and should have done, etc. (I've got another system to build and I learned a lot from this one.)

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Old March 2, 2010, 11:21 AM
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But for those who build a lot of units,
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I test the board on the bench if it post, and after I put all the part in the case and install the OS.. voila


when you start to worry to much and run all the bench and diag software available...problem apear.
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oh i just run it under load with prime95 for 12 to 24 hours to make sure it's all good. then i give it up to the client
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Go here to install a lot of the things you should put on a new PC. Single installer does multiple programs, unattended. It will save you a ton of time. Ninite Easy PC Setup - Download/Install Multiple Programs At Once
That is AWESOME. That's going to save me so much time. And I set up a lot of new PCs. Thank you.
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Old March 4, 2010, 02:29 AM
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Go here to install a lot of the things you should put on a new PC. Single installer does multiple programs, unattended. It will save you a ton of time. Ninite Easy PC Setup - Download/Install Multiple Programs At Once
Yeh Sugar, thx man That is one sweet program.I will try next install.
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Grab Acronis True Image or something like that and make an image of your tuned OS, so you don't have to reinstall it from scratch every time you mess things up.
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