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#26
Jimmy's right, you need to have at least a PS2 keyboard until you enable Legacy USB support in BIOS.
I never had to touch a single thing in my bios... and my USB keyboard and mouse have worked flawlessly.. I cant even find my ps2 keyboard...

Maybe its just how cool the G15 and g7 really are :D
 
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#27
Yeah, your motherboard, keyboard, and mouse pwn :). My (and firly's) motherboard am teh sux, and we have to enable Legacy USB. Oh well...it's not exactly a big problem.
 
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#28
do you have any hard evidence for this?
For my board at least. For both of my RMA'd DFI board, and new DFI board, they won't overclock well (have stability issues early) if I don't have the FDD and 4-Pin Molex connectors plugged in. But only in my situation.
 
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#29
i got it finily fired up but now it wont reconize keyboard our mouse so i cant install windows or mobo disk ahhhhhhhhhh
ive tried 2 keyboards both are ps2 mouse is usb with a ps2 adptor
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ati x1600pro 256
 
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#30
For my board at least. For both of my RMA'd DFI board, and new DFI board, they won't overclock well (have stability issues early) if I don't have the FDD and 4-Pin Molex connectors plugged in. But only in my situation.
He was talking about the 24/24pin PSU not molexes. The floppy connector is needed (used for CPU/etc stuff i believe.. I saw teh CPU fan spin when I plugged it in once :confused: )

The molex is not however, needed. Its used for SLI. Won't hurt though :)
 
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#31
I never had to touch a single thing in my bios... and my USB keyboard and mouse have worked flawlessly.. I cant even find my ps2 keyboard...

Maybe its just how cool the G15 and g7 really are :D
I didn't have to touch anything in my BIOS either but I have worked on PCs that don't get on well with USB keyboards...
 
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#33
I've had problems with USB keyboards and getting into BIOS. I haven't tried it with this computer. I just have a good old Logitech PS2 Keyboard.
 
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#35
:rockout: I'm going to have to write some more articles (and maybe reviews if I get lucky) if people like them so much :D.
do one about hiding cables, it would be a great help for some users :)
 
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#36
Ha ha what a convenient time for my motherboard to crap out, I can do multiple articles once my RMA is processed :). One about hiding cables, one on how do install Windows, one on how to protect your computer from viruses...hee hee.
 

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#37
Ha ha what a convenient time for my motherboard to crap out, I can do multiple articles once my RMA is processed :). One about hiding cables, one on how do install Windows, one on how to protect your computer from viruses...hee hee.
modding? :)
 

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#38
"He will leave knowing he has done his job, leaving you to your own devices. As you unpack everything, you slowly realize that you have absolutely no clue what to do."

hey thats how I feel.. now that fear is over and its time to get started :D without my case.
 
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#39
Heh very nice, I couldn't dream of doing such a thing... I have had people ask me before and I am just like okay, we can't read simple directions in manuals, how about I do it for you... Now I can link to here and they can stop calling me! :)
 

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#40
Nice article! Only thing I would do differently is order -
1. I/O shield, PSU, mobo holders (plastic ones should have been mentioned too).
2. Case wiring and screwing mobo in place.
3. Put HDD's, FDD's (happens), DWD's and other front panel stuff in place. All without wiring, all wiring exept no2 wires, are connected in the end.
4. Put CPU and cooler in place, then memory. In case of a BIG CPU fan - other way around.
5. Connect any other hardware, ie. VGA, audio cards.
6. Wiring.
7. BIOS.
8. Testing.
9. Software.
10. Testing. :)
 
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#41
Someone should add this to the Wiki.
 

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#42
I would if i knew how...
 
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#43
I know how and if I get time I'll pm zek and ask him if he'd like me to. You power users aren't power using the Wiki enough! TBH, this is the first Wiki I've worked on and it doesn't seem hard. Just go to the page you want to change/make and click edit and go from there...
 
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#44
Go ahead Jimmy, I want to see you win that prize for most wiki entries :).
 

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#45
I know how and if I get time I'll pm zek and ask him if he'd like me to. You power users aren't power using the Wiki enough! TBH, this is the first Wiki I've worked on and it doesn't seem hard. Just go to the page you want to change/make and click edit and go from there...
i have school and works to do right now, im a bit busy and lazy... :p
 
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#46
Go ahead Jimmy, I want to see you win that prize for most wiki entries :).
Lol, TY - I doubt I'm anywhere near the guys that have contributed the most, but I'll add what I can anyway.

Edit: tbh, I've got almost three weeks free now so I should find time to add a few articles. But I'm like PT, I'm lazy!
 

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#47
Its a very nice article. I did everything as you've said and motherboard and hardwares are compatible with each other. But the only problem I am having is that nothing is appearing in the screen?

The Fan is spinning and I can see the green light in the motherboard but nothing is appearing in the monitor. Any idea why it is happening?
 
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#48
Its a very nice article. I did everything as you've said and motherboard and hardwares are compatible with each other. But the only problem I am having is that nothing is appearing in the screen?

The Fan is spinning and I can see the green light in the motherboard but nothing is appearing in the monitor. Any idea why it is happening?
I recommend you go and post that issue in the "General Hardware" part of the forums, you're more likely to get help there :)
 
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#49
well I learned something already from this thread.. I forgot to buy a sound card.. DOH" :slap:
 
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#50
well I learned something already from this thread.. I forgot to buy a sound card.. DOH" :slap:
The majority of motherboards will have built in sound, which works well for most people.