20071006-08 – building Hades – 139-3988 – installing the mystical motherboard drivers

20071006-08 – building Hades – 139-3988 – installing the mystical motherboard drivers
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Notice the crappy colors; I still only have 16 colors. Since my motherboard included sound and network (among other things), motherboard drivers were necessary. I’m not sure why a SATA driver would be necessary, since my drive IS SATA, and obviously is working just fine to get to this point. I think I didn’t install that.

BACKSTORY: So, as mentioned before (in a 10-part series of blog posts), my trusty computer of 9 years, "Storm", died a nasty death. My secondary/kitchen computer "Hell" stepped up to bat and took Storm’s place, but I still needed a new computer for our somewhat newly-built upstairs space. So I built Hades, during which I wrote another 5 blog posts. These are the pictures I took while building it.

building computer, installing drivers.
Abit IP35 Pro motherboard,screenshot.
Hades.

Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 6, 2007.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

A run-down of all parts in my new computer, with links to buy them, can be found here: clintjcl.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/journal-hardware-purcha…

20071006-08 – building Hades – 139-3989 – installing network drivers – must have LAN!

20071006-08 – building Hades – 139-3989 – installing network drivers – must have LAN!
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Notice the crappy colors; I still only have 16 colors. Finally, I get to install my LAN driver, allowing me access to the other computers in the house as well as the internet. I would need this in order to get the latest version of my video card drivers downloaded.

BACKSTORY: So, as mentioned before (in a 10-part series of blog posts), my trusty computer of 9 years, "Storm", died a nasty death. My secondary/kitchen computer "Hell" stepped up to bat and took Storm’s place, but I still needed a new computer for our somewhat newly-built upstairs space. So I built Hades, during which I wrote another 5 blog posts. These are the pictures I took while building it.

building computer, installing drivers.
screenshot.
Hades.

Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 6, 2007.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

A run-down of all parts in my new computer, with links to buy them, can be found here: clintjcl.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/journal-hardware-purcha…

20071006-08 – building Hades – 139-3953 – video card works! I has a BIOS!

20071006-08 – building Hades – 139-3953 – video card works! I has a BIOS!
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
No operating system — but it’s definitely a computer! The speeds are all wrong here — my CPU is 2.6gHz, not 2gHz, and my ram is 800mHz, not 666mHz — but those are easily fixable in BIOS.

BACKSTORY: So, as mentioned before (in a 10-part series of blog posts), my trusty computer of 9 years, "Storm", died a nasty death. My secondary/kitchen computer "Hell" stepped up to bat and took Storm’s place, but I still needed a new computer for our somewhat newly-built upstairs space. So I built Hades, during which I wrote another 5 blog posts. These are the pictures I took while building it.

building computer.
ATI Radeon x1950 Pro video card, BIOS screenshot.
Hades.

Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 6, 2007.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

A run-down of all parts in my new computer, with links to buy them, can be found here: clintjcl.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/journal-hardware-purcha…

Check out the specs for this video card: ati.amd.com/products/radeonx1950/specs.html