Wow thanks guys

Thank you guys SOOO much for recommending the Nvidia 550ti to me for my Dell Inspiron 530.
The card is literally so bursting with power that I CAN"T FIT THE ******* THING IN.

I ASKED repeatedly about this! You all said it would fit fine. Now I'm down a hundred bucks, thanks guys.
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  1. Well sorry about that folks, my rage has subsided and I managed to fit the thing inside, but I had to move around some SATA cables so im pretty sure I wiped my harddrive or something.
  2. glad you managed to get it in.

    moving cables would NOT have whiped the drive.

    check all cables are plugged in correctly in at both ends. and you have both power and sata plugged into the drive.

    check that ur HDD is plugged into sata port 0
  3. Okay but now the PSU is refusing to come out, I unplugged everything but theres still resistance, what do I do?
  4. ok nevermind, I got the old one out, but the new one wont fit,
  5. er....nevermind
  6. Oh god why are the wires so weird, help? Im installing a thermaltake tr2 600w HELP
  7. This post needs more caps lock and puncuation.
  8. Im sorry, im just a bit panicked.
  9. Kids, aren't you glad they grow up ?....... 15-16-17.......
  10. Listen Im sorry, this is my first time installing anything.

    Is it okay that I have extra PSU cables inside the case?
  11. Yes, its fine. You want to stop, breathe, go look up youtube vids showing how to install a PSU and/or GPU. Maybe then you won't feel so bad.
  12. Why does every post end in 18?

    It's very normal to have lots of cables left over.
  13. You know after a year on Toms
    I was getting kind of bored with the regular "advice" forums
    and just chillin in the idle talk areas

    I kind of went into Toms Semi Retirement lately

    So I venture out and I find this post

    Let me say
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart mrnimmy

    This post has been awesome

    It brought me right back to some of the early days of doing upgrades

    It made me remember the "Rush" of doing upgrades

    I still kind of get it
    but it is not the same now as the early days

    Kind of like first loves

    I still fondly remember her
    She was a beauty
    She was a PNY FX5500 128mb DDR2
    I wonder what ever happened to her.........
  14. Well I actually got everything in, Im so sorry for the rage
  15. Is it normal for it to be in really low resolution when I first start up the computer?
  16. Yes. You need to load the drivers.

    18 is just a forum bug. I hope it doesn't cause to much confusion before they get it fixed.
  17. I don't quite understand, this was one f the most stressful things I've ever done. I mean my dad will have my ass If I mess it up. But I guess It is satisfying knowing that I did everything myself...
  18. That is why we do it kid

    Welcome to the Club

    You are officially an Amateur Modder

    I have actually cut myself and bled into some of my towers
    I have actually had sweat and maybe a tear or two drop into a system

    Nothing like that feeling when you hit the power button
    and it does the beep
    and boots up all the way

    But be careful of the PSU Rice Crispie effect

    It is a horrible "Snap Crackle and Pop"
    thent the sweet smoke of defeat

    With the greatest pleasures comes the saddest sorrows

    Be warned

    Hobby becomes Obsession becomes Addiction

    Soon you are hustling yourself on Craigslist and searching
    Ebay like a desperate crackhead

    You start making excuses why you HAVE to upgrade to your wife,girlfriend,significant other or parent

    Be Warned
  19. The power just turned on :D I....IT TURNED ON.
  20. I have had computers just turn on all by themselves

    I think you are okay unless it doesnt have the power cord
    plugged in

    Then you might want to worry
  21. No everythings plugged in, why does the power supply have its own on/off switch?
  22. There's always time for us to learn something new, it's quite interesting, right? Installing new device, experience problems and of course solved them... :)
  23. and you do know now after your drivers are installed you want
    to monitor temperatures and stress test it a little

    Maybe even Overclock it :)


    http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
    that is Furmark- good stress tester and benchmarking program
    it is fun to "race" your card against other cards on the scoreboard

    then this is a good OC software
    http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

    that is MSI Afterburner (personal favorite)
    you are pretty safe sticking with the default limits of overclock on there
    there is a way to mod the program to allow higher OCs


    if you need advice OCing
    let us know
    really dont need to do it
    unless having a problem playing a game
    it can add some extra FPS

    this is my current favorite temperature monitor
    http://www.hwinfo.com/download64.html

    that is HWinfo64
    that is for 64 bit OSes
    there is also a HWinfo32
    http://www.hwinfo.com/download32.html
  24. mrnimmy said:
    No everythings plugged in, why does the power supply have its own on/off switch?



    Older Dells didnt not use a PFC PSU
    so it would have a slide switch for 110/240
    for use in different countries
    also would have its own power switch
    for safety reasons ( I am guessing at that)

    if you have the power switch on when plugging in the tower
    then it can turn on without the power button being pushed
    seen it happen alot on older PSUs

    not really good for your old PSU you know :)

    but you should be okay
  25. I think it wouldn't wise to reach that OC things at his stage for now... ;)
  26. This thread smells of Troll18
  27. 9+9=
  28. Well I tested it out, and I can run TF2 at highest settings with a great frame rate, and Im getting a solid 60 fps from minecraft.

    Thanks so much, sorry again for the outburst.
  29. king smp said:
    I have had computers just turn on all by themselves

    I think you are okay unless it doesnt have the power cord
    plugged in

    Then you might want to worry



    LOL !
  30. welcome to the club kid, ..It's like LEGOs ..with Electricity :)
  31. GreenDutchAlien said:
    LOL !



    Thank you
    I just finished watching the movie "Insidious" when I wrote that
    Great horror movie
    Smart and scary
  32. I'll watch that one later, sounds funny.

    Still, something like that is possible ! I changed my psu a while ago and before i had a mobo plug ( don't know the official name ) which was made out of one piece, the new one had that one seperated in two plugs, one big one and a smaller one ( 4 or 6 pins i believe ) Obviously i didn't put the smaller part in the right way because when i had a look inside after one or two months of use i saw that the smaller pin was hanging loose, not connected to the mobo. Still everything worked fine ??????? ( twilight zone music ) I gues it doesn't do anything then ?
  33. are you talking about the 20+4 pin motherboard plug?
    some mobos only need the 20 pins
    but it doesnt hurt to use the 4 pin also
  34. Yeah, that one. Still weird it has the space for 24 pins but doesn't use the last 4 then.
  35. king smp said:
    You know after a year on Toms
    I was getting kind of bored with the regular "advice" forums
    and just chillin in the idle talk areas

    I kind of went into Toms Semi Retirement lately

    So I venture out and I find this post

    Let me say
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart mrnimmy

    This post has been awesome

    It brought me right back to some of the early days of doing upgrades

    It made me remember the "Rush" of doing upgrades

    I still kind of get it
    but it is not the same now as the early days

    Kind of like first loves

    I still fondly remember her
    She was a beauty
    She was a PNY FX5500 128mb DDR2
    I wonder what ever happened to her.........



    awesome lol!


    so i think the outcome was a win for the OP and fps?

    mrnimmy - no doubt we've all been there at some time with patience versus component upgrades, really glad it all worked out for you
    i looked at reviews of the card recently - looks like a really nice card

    now go and pwn

    chaz
  36. GreenDutchAlien said:
    Yeah, that one. Still weird it has the space for 24 pins but doesn't use the last 4 then.


    my Z68 board doesnt require the additional 4pin and wont power up if these are inserted along with the 20pin

    chaz
  37. cps1974 said:
    my Z68 board doesnt require the additional 4pin and wont power up if these are inserted along with the 20pin

    chaz



    this is a pretty decent wiring guide I found awhile back

    http://www.overclock.net/other-hardware-mods/203950-faq-power-pinouts-wiring.html
  38. Ha, thanks for that, very informative.
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