H i guys me again. My PC is up and running thanks to alot of you so cheers for that.
I only get sound through my headphones, which is great, but Im not sure if I am supposed to have some kind of sound without them or not...? I dont have 'speakers' as such, but shouldnt I be hearing something? I have a SPID thingy on my mobo, and i suspect that has something to do with it right?
I'm not sure what you're asking. If you don't have speakers then you shouldn't have sound when you're headphones are out. If you mean noise from case fans, just check that they are spinning. If they are then they're just really really quiet.
1) Test all MoBo fan ports and see if that works. If no,
2) Plug case fan to PSU and see if that works.
Scream and curse at that stupid fan. (Probably broken)
MoBo fan headers are probably broken.
just seems weird it was working away and then just stopped?!? wtf. any ideas? its all brand new.
Luck of the draw, I guess. On a statistical level, the failure rates of electronic components are typically highest in the beginning and end of their life. Bummer about the fan, but just call and ask them to send you a replacement. Look at the brightside... it wasn't a PSU or RAM or other major component which could involve a lot of frustrating and time-consuming troubleshooting
aha, I suppoose looking on the bright side is better than getting angry bout it, just a mystery really....
holy ***, just plugged said fan into said header and it started working again....for crying out loud....so first it stopped, wouldnt work with other headers, just tried for the last time before pulling it all apart and viola..... thank god for that.
next question. both chassis fans are now plugged into my mobo. its also possible to plug them straight into the psu right?
whats the difference? does it matter? what adaptor would i need?
Weird your fan just works again, maybe a loose connection somewhere.
You can plug the chassis fans into the PSU's three-pin connectors as well. Does it matter, not really... I have two running off the PSU. Don't tell anyone, but I also disconnected two fans completely because my feet were getting cold. Anyway, the difference is that by connecting them to the motherboard, the bios is able to monitor and throttle their speeds. When connected to PSU, they basically run full throttle all the way.
Not sure how the Bitfinex controller hooks up, but would imagine you plug the case fans directly into the controller - or via some extension of sorts. If you hook up the case fans directly to the PSU the bitfinex will have no control over them.
Ah, i think the built in fan controller does control the fan when fans are plugged ibto psu...
mobo headers/mobo control right?
psu headers/case control?????
the case came all setup with the fans and all power connectors to the front of the case(fan controller, led, power, usb) are connected.
so one would assume i just plug in the fans to the psu and control from the fan controller on the front. idfk really?!?
its all through the mobo now, and if there is no advantage of one way over the other ill stick to this setup, unless the fan gets tempermental and stops working again because it 'felt' like it. go figure
ok, next question.
i have a bunch of crap on my nice new shiney SSD(vertex 4). i want to put some of that crap on my hdd, cant i just drag and drop somewhere?
careful, you are dealing with a super noob. cheers
i want to put some of that crap on my hdd, cant i just drag and drop somewhere?
lol which crap are you referring to? Off the top of my head, the only stuff you could consider moving is in the 'libraries' folder. Dragging and dropping from your SSD to HDD won't move a file though, it'll merely copy it without affected the original on your SSD.
Can't really tell without seeing the case itself, but the PSU powers your fan controller and the controller will have outputs for the fans. If everything's semi-wired it may seem like you're connecting the fans to the PSU. I'd venture to guess all your available fan connectors lead directly to the controller.
So I started out with 128GB OCZ vertex 4, put win7, bf3, CoH and some other things I think are necessary on it and have about 50GB left. Fills up pretty quick huh?
For gaming, it sure does. But you'd technically still have room to install three more heavy titles on it like Diablo 3, GTA 4, and MW3. Or, if push comes to shove, there's nothing preventing you from installing games to your HDD.