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October 12, 2011 12:24:32 AM

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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October 12, 2011 12:31:22 AM

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.
October 12, 2011 12:42:48 AM

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
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October 12, 2011 12:44:31 AM

Okay but now the PSU is refusing to come out, I unplugged everything but theres still resistance, what do I do?
October 12, 2011 12:48:56 AM

ok nevermind, I got the old one out, but the new one wont fit,
October 12, 2011 12:49:35 AM

er....nevermind
October 12, 2011 1:01:11 AM

Oh god why are the wires so weird, help? Im installing a thermaltake tr2 600w HELP
October 12, 2011 1:01:31 AM

This post needs more caps lock and puncuation.
October 12, 2011 1:08:46 AM

Im sorry, im just a bit panicked.
a b Î Nvidia
October 12, 2011 1:12:42 AM

Kids, aren't you glad they grow up ?....... 15-16-17.......
October 12, 2011 1:17:02 AM

Listen Im sorry, this is my first time installing anything.

Is it okay that I have extra PSU cables inside the case?
a b Î Nvidia
October 12, 2011 1:21:23 AM

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.
October 12, 2011 1:30:47 AM

Why does every post end in 18?

It's very normal to have lots of cables left over.
October 12, 2011 1:33:06 AM

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.........
October 12, 2011 1:36:53 AM

Well I actually got everything in, Im so sorry for the rage
October 12, 2011 1:38:32 AM

Is it normal for it to be in really low resolution when I first start up the computer?
a b Î Nvidia
October 12, 2011 1:40:32 AM

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.
October 12, 2011 1:48:59 AM

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...
October 12, 2011 1:56:10 AM

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
October 12, 2011 2:06:31 AM

The power just turned on :D  I....IT TURNED ON.
October 12, 2011 2:09:23 AM

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
October 12, 2011 2:12:14 AM

No everythings plugged in, why does the power supply have its own on/off switch?
a b Î Nvidia
October 12, 2011 2:12:37 AM

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... :) 
October 12, 2011 2:17:32 AM

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
October 12, 2011 2:21:24 AM

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
a b Î Nvidia
October 12, 2011 2:22:50 AM

I think it wouldn't wise to reach that OC things at his stage for now... ;) 
October 12, 2011 2:29:18 AM

This thread smells of Troll18
October 12, 2011 6:49:30 AM

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.
a b Î Nvidia
October 12, 2011 6:53:39 AM

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 !
October 12, 2011 7:08:24 AM

welcome to the club kid, ..It's like LEGOs ..with Electricity :) 
October 12, 2011 12:15:19 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
LOL !



Thank you
I just finished watching the movie "Insidious" when I wrote that
Great horror movie
Smart and scary
a b Î Nvidia
October 12, 2011 12:28:33 PM

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 ?
October 12, 2011 1:04:52 PM

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
a b Î Nvidia
October 12, 2011 1:35:18 PM

Yeah, that one. Still weird it has the space for 24 pins but doesn't use the last 4 then.
October 12, 2011 6:25:19 PM

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
October 12, 2011 6:40:01 PM

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
a b Î Nvidia
October 13, 2011 5:59:40 AM

Ha, thanks for that, very informative.
!