I just got my new comp up and running. I installed my OS and did all the security updates. I also downloaded an AVG anti virus and installed my driver for my 8800gt. This is my first build so i want to make sure I install everything. Is there anything else I need to go get? Should I download new bios even tho my current bios seem to be working? Do I need drivers from any other piece of hardware?Any suggestions or some info on what you guys do when you build a new comp would be helpful.
Also, I thought Vista 34bit can run 3.5gigs of ram? Mine only shows as 2.75gigs. That normal? I hear SP1 is out for Vista? Is that something I should be looking into? I looked on Microsofts dite but didn't see it. Thanks for any help on all this stuff.
no need to panic . if your mobo bios is functioning fine, then leave it... you've got your card drivers up, now get to the software side of things, installing microsoft office, adobe reader, a flash extension, firefox if you use it, some codecs, etc...
I tried to install VLC media but it came up as a file that don't want to install? Maybe I needed to install something else before that? I was asking me where the file came from. Here is the link I used.