My "new" computer

This is my "new" computer. Its a Dell Dimension 2400 loaded with windows xp with service pack 3. I havent done much to it yet, and since i cant really overclock it... im just doing memory, graphics, sound, and looks. The rest of the upgrades i do will be software, programs, wallpapers, music, videos, screensavers, etc...  I hope you like. NOTE: I AM a noob. that is y it kinda sux. but... im kinda young. lol. PLEASE COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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sci4me (author) 6 years ago
GUESS WHAT!!! I just ordered a XION vantage mid-tower axp-100 case, a ddr 1gb stick of memory, and a graphics card. (i dont remember what its called) lol. Ill put pics up soon. L8R!
sci4me (author) 6 years ago
ok, i was wondering if i can put my pcs electronics (motherboard, hard drive, bay devices, etc.) into this case:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10973/cst-1012/Lian_Li_Dragon_Lord_PC-K62R1_Lancool_Black_Mid_Tower_Gaming_Case_w_Window.html?tl=g1#blank
PLEASE TELL ME!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!
Goodhart6 years ago
Well we all have to start somewhere :-)

As much as I deal with electronics, and as much as I do with computers at work, I still feel uncomfortable about cracking open the case of my Gateway 4016. I have a slot for a fulsized HD and would love to install the spare one I have for use as a backup drive, but I will have to get over the fear first :-)

The last thing I need is for the only computer I have, to go down and become useless because I did "something".
sci4me (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
Well, if your ready, try it. Just be VERY carful what you do. I have on many occasions almost fried mine, but supprisingly, it seems like its gonna take alot to fry. Just DO NOT get a static charge in the computer (u probly knew that) as it can fry the chips. I also think that if you have some knowledge of this kind of stuff that you'll be fine modding your pc. Good luck. And i am not responsible if ur pc gets wrecked bcuz i influinced u to try it. (just in case) lol. goog luck.
Goodhart sci4me6 years ago
Well I guess I am skiddish because the last time I opened my "first" computer (IBM 8088 clone) I never got it to reboot again. AND never figured out exactly what went wrong with it.

Oh and I would NEVER blame anyone for something I did, even if they told me it was ok to do it.....if I DO it, it is my fault :-)
sci4me (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
Well, sorry about the computer, and i dont really care i just dont wanna be in truble. Although, i didnt really tell u 2 do anything. Anyway, what did u do to the other pc? did u like replace sumthin or install sumthin? Aldo, did u have the option to get into bios or did it not even get that far?
Goodhart sci4me6 years ago
Look up how "old" an 8088 is. Well anyways, it was long overdue to die; and when it stopped being able to boot properly, I opened her up and unplugged the HD to see if the contacts had gone bad. Well, I didn't mark the plug/socket and it could be plugged in either of two ways....I must have plugged it in backwards and nothing worked after that. This was back in the days when a 10 MB HD was BIG, and cost more then many 80 GiG drives do now. The only reason I even cared was I had half a room full of software on 1.44 k floppies, and I couldn't use them on any other computer. The next one to come out, was the 80286, and the processor and everything was different.
sci4me (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
Where can i buy another power button mudule? it has 2 led's and 1 button. also, is the button like a tempory contact type? (i couldnt remember the name) Lemme say that diffrently, its the green plastic thing with 2 leds and a button. I want to change it up and maybe make my own. i want to have another in case i mess this one up. do i need an activity led?
Goodhart sci4me6 years ago
Different computers use different configurations. Mine is a press and hold "on" button. I am not sure where you'd get the parts except maybe at a repair shop
sci4me (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
NEW QUESTION:
Ok, my pc had a modem card installed in it when i got it, but i need the pci port. Can i just take it out? If i do, will anythin software-wise be effected??? THANKZ!!!!!!!!!
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