Vellaura and her PC Adventures - Configuring her new PC :D

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  1. Posts : 2,487
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    That CPU was introduced 9 years ago.

    I'm wondering if your power supply is also 9 years old?

    I'd pay attention to the voltages on the 3.3, 5.0, and 12 volt lines.......and I'd be wary if the voltage at any moment is more than 10 percent off those stated values. That is......2.8, 4.3, or 10 volts would furrow my brow. Hope the observed values are within 10 percent at all times, with minimal variation.

    Screen shot below from my HWInfo screen; voltages in the right column.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Vellaura and her PC Adventures - Configuring her new PC :D-untitled-1.jpg  
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  2. Posts : 300
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       #12

    ignatzatsonic said:
    That CPU was introduced 9 years ago.

    I'm wondering if your power supply is also 9 years old?

    I'd pay attention to the voltages on the 3.3, 5.0, and 12 volt lines.......and I'd be wary if the voltage at any moment is more than 10 percent off those stated values. That is......2.8, 4.3, or 10 volts would furrow my brow. Hope the observed values are within 10 percent at all times, with minimal variation.

    Screen shot below from my HWInfo screen; voltages in the right column.
    Vellaura and her PC Adventures - Configuring her new PC :D-volt.png
    Does this give you any info to help?

    Also anyone know why my pc won't post beep all the time when I boot, is this a new thing? My old pc would always beep on the post.
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  3. Posts : 2,487
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       #13

    No, that doesn't help me much.

    I'd just generally be a bit wary of a PSU that old.....I'm assuming its around 9 years. Just pay attention to it from time to time. Hardware that old, other than the CPU itself, is well into middle age by most standards.

    ASUS P9X79 LE manuals | Manualsbrain.com

    Looks like you can download the manual to the Asus P9x79 LE at the above link
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  4. Posts : 300
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       #14

    ignatzatsonic said:
    No, that doesn't help me much.

    I'd just generally be a bit wary of a PSU that old.....I'm assuming its around 9 years. Just pay attention to it from time to time. Hardware that old, other than the CPU itself, is well into middle age by most standards.

    ASUS P9X79 LE manuals | Manualsbrain.com

    Looks like you can download the manual to the Asus P9x79 LE at the above link
    It's a Corsair 550w and I also have my other Corsair 850w 80 gold plus.

    Corsairs pretty solid
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  5. Posts : 2,487
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    Vellaura said:
    It's a Corsair 550w and I also have my other Corsair 850w 80 gold plus.

    Corsairs pretty solid
    Yeah, they are. I'd probably ride it till it dropped unless things got flaky.

    Maybe just upgrade stuff around the edges as you see fit.....fans, cooler, keyboard, etc. Try to never buy another spinning hard drive if at all possible.
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  6. Posts : 300
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       #16

    Vellaura and her PC Adventures - Configuring her new PC :D-dsc_0613.jpg

    Anyone have any idea what this is for and why my old computer might have it? Also what it's hooked up to.

    In the 10 years I've had I've never used it once, it's always just been there.

    If it's useless I'm going to remove it entirely when I place the newer parts into my phantom case.

    Thanks :)
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       #17

    Vellaura said:

    Anyone have any idea what this is for and why my old computer might have it? Also what it's hooked up to.

    In the 10 years I've had I've never used it once, it's always just been there.

    If it's useless I'm going to remove it entirely when I place the newer parts into my phantom case.

    Thanks :)


    It has a USB symbol on it. Once you get it out, there will probably be make/model written on it somewhere.
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  8. Posts : 4,594
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       #18

    Here`s a little bit of info about your CPU

    Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Processor (10M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Product Specifications

    And your 850 Watt PSU will be more than enough.

    You should be up and rockin soon

    As far as the Beep goes, there may not be a speaker connected to the board to beep so.. as long as it boots you`ll be fine.

    Save any PCI slot covers from the donated PC, if you pull that usb PCI card from your Phantom case, you will need one to cover it back up.

    @Ghot, great advice on updating the Bios, EZ Flash is so EZ to use
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  9. Posts : 1,056
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       #19

    You should clean the connectors on the memory sticks and those on the graphics card.
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  10. Posts : 300
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       #20

    Ghot said:
    It has a USB symbol on it. Once you get it out, there will probably be make/model written on it somewhere.
    @Ghot

    So its just for more usb slots? Nothing extraordinary or essential to my motherboard/pc?

    @AddRAM

    Thank you for the info!

    The only part that I'm a little bit nervous about is swapping the parts from new pc to the old case :/. But it should be easy enough, just unscrew the mobo, screw it in the new case, install cooler, plug in the power cables, then the fan cables and on/restart cables. Cabling looks so scary though.

    Yeah it boots, it does the beep very randomly, but its always only 1 normal beep so no worries.

    Save any PCI slot covers from the donated PC, if you pull that usb PCI card from your Phantom case, you will need one to cover it back up.
    Yeah I already have a grill ready to be replaced, so is that what that is huh, usb PCI card? Not essential?

    @itsme1

    Connectors? Do you mean the gold metal parts?
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