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Step 14: Connectivity Center

Not every computer has a connectivity center, but most new ones do.


Like I said in step 11, "The connectivity center is the area on the front of the computer where there is many input sections, like usb, firewire, microphone, headphones, video, etc.". But this time, I will remove the whole component, not just unplug the cables\wires!

First thing, unscrew the single screw holding it in place. There might be a different amount of screws, in different locations on your computer, but just unscrew them all! One the screw[s] are removed, the whole component should slide into the inside of the computer, which can then be removed.

Just like every other step, refer to the pictures if you are confused!
It would have been much wiser to buy a new mainboard and replace it...
Nah, I got a new <em>super computer</em>. 9GB of RAM! But, I used all of the parts from this computer, and hooked it up to another mainboard I have.<br/>
<p>9 GB OF RAM i have 7</p>
<p>9 GB OF RAM i have 7</p>
<p>i dont believe you</p>
<p>so how did that work out for ya?</p>
9GB of ram? Run cpuz and put the memory tab, take a screenshot and upload it here, I want to see proof...
It won't let me add a pic to the comment... I'll try again later...
upload it to www.willhostforfood.com and link to it.
If you want it that bad:<br/><br/><a href="http://www.instructables.com/files/orig/F71/QI3E/FVW22F2E/F71QI3EFVW22F2E.jpg">http://www.instructables.com/files/orig/F71/QI3E/FVW22F2E/F71QI3EFVW22F2E.jpg</a><br/>
You are aware that any more than 4 GB is invisible to windows...right? Well, I recommend that you dual boot XP and 7, And screw vista. With XP, you would get blazing speeds, in fact, you could turn off the pagefile to get even faster speeds, and with windows 7, i think that there are some features to deal with massive amounts of ram. What is your CPU speed? Take a screenshot of the First tab in CPUZ and upload it...
even better, TRI boot them like i did!!! P.S. I have a forum about this so check it out!!! PLZ
Tri boot them? I was planning on Tri booting Fedora, But my HDD is full now...
I was too, but fedora was stupid and wouldn't let me install it, but I could run it. A tip for clearing space, but try running ccleaner. It freed up 19 gigs if space on my drive. That's the only reason I'm tri booting not dual.
Yeah, Fedora and similar oses don't want to install to their own partition, they want to stay on the same partition XP is not XD I can't imagine how a program could clear 19GB of data, I Can count about 40GB of files that i need and are important, all of the files i have are taking up that space.
i don't know either, but it worked magic on my computer. just try it, and i bet you could clear up at least 2-3 gigs.
I'll try it, Where is it at?
I'd try ccleaner.com, but if you can't find it, I'll post a link.
I just tried it, it cleaned about 120MB of data -_- I simply need a new HDD...<sub>stupid tiny 80GB-er</sub><br/>
Yeah, I guess that my computer is pretty old... Some guy used it before me and filled it with a bunch of crap. I guess results may vary. ;)
So, where can I check this forum out??
If you can't find it under my profile, then do a search for something like " tri boot xp". It won't come up with anything at first so change the filter to forums. If you still can't find it, tell me and I'll send you a link.
Nevermind, here it is.
That's only in 32 bit versions, isn't it? The ram limit?
Yes, In 64 Bit Versions, Which are Unstable, The limit(i think) is 128TB
It runs Vista Ultimate with all of it's effects, smoother and faster than Windows 98, and it's even faster than many Linux distros!
CPUZ, Here is the direct download link.<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz/cpuz_151.zip">http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz/cpuz_151.zip</a><br/>
And open the memory tab, The tab that is labled memory, and click it...
&quot;<em>this computer</em>&quot; as in the disassembled one.<br/>
Not my new one!
<p>thx it worked</p>
<p>Didn't you remove the CPU?</p>
So.. I have a question. Is it possible to dismantle my current tower and throw it in a new case for the sake of saving space? My desktop tower is huuuge and i kinda wanna streamline everything.
<p>Great job!! It helped me out considerably, I'm not terribly computer savvy but I do enjoy taking anything apart that I can to learn how it works. You said your mother board is fried, is that a Bios code or will the computer just not function? Also my computer is having a continuous beep, its done that before and I manage to push some cables back in and get it to work ,however not this time so I'm wondering if it's the motherboard or CPU..maybe someone can help? Thanks!!</p>
<p>I had the beep before, I took it to Fry's and they fixed it.</p>
<p>no its not like that</p>
<p>reply</p>
<p>hahahh</p>
<p>wassup </p>
<p>hi</p>
<p>LOL!Too bad my mother won't allow me to do this though...</p>
<p>Thanks so much for your help! You really helped me make my science project at school; this took all my stress away. Thanks a million!</p><p>God bless you</p>
<p>Fantastic illustrations,I suggest that you may use arrows point at some features in the diagram</p>
<p>Very good instructional manual. Detailed step by step instructions. I love the Pictures. The only thing I can suggest is that you include a list of tools needed.</p>
<p>great instructions....my hp m7250n is loud and reboots without warning...would like to clean it well and rebuild it. It is 10 years old and I have already replaced the power supply a few years ago. (Could I; Would I; Should I) replace any components or add things to it before I rebuild it?</p><p>I noticed that the tv card will not pick up the new digital channels from my over the air antenna; it did when they were analog. Trying to cut the cable (Direct Tv) and use this computer for a DVR in the living room. Is this possible?</p><p>Thanks again for the instructions!!</p>
<p>thank you for your help. I really needed it.</p>
Thank you so much for such good info. My computer is shot so I want to remove any important info before I take it to recycling. It won't turn on so I can't use any &quot;wipe-out&quot; software. Thought I'd have to run it over with the lawn mower, but this method is much more civilized.
<p>i find that a sledgehammer is much more effective</p>
Haha! More civilized to the lawn mower.

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