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Ijar

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Hello all,

I have started putting together a new PC..something I have been trying a have a go at

for a long time and eventually I have...but need some help please... :)

The motherboard: Winfast 6150M2MA includes on board graphics,

video and sound cards....hard drive...DVD/CD writer.

Cables are all in place..ready for boot up...

So far I have the pc ready, and ready to boot for the first time

bt I am not sure about the bios settings....scared :(

I have the motherboard quick install instructions but not sure what to do...

need some help, please.

Thank you all.

Much appreciated.

I have started so I'll have to finish..with some help.. :)

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First of all - forget the onboard graphics and install a dedicated PCIe (or AGP) graphics card

 

Go by default settings normally works fine - if you want to tweak, you're fairly limited anyway but only tweak one setting at a time

 

Fit as much RAM as it can take - all modern boards have Dual Channel RAM ability so fit the RAM in matching pairs if you can

 

Make sure that you have PIO settings for the drives

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If you are going to add a dedicated graphics card and/or sound card, just remember that you willhave to get into the BIOS and disable the on-board chips. Usually there are many optins that the new BIOS chips have in the newer MB's. And trying to suggest any particular setting on your particular board would be a big guess. (i.e.--What type of HD's are you running SATA, IDE,and in what configuration if RAID ???, Up to date Time & Date settings, Over clocking ?, USB enabled, Power on settings, Boot sequence settings, and a lot of other misc. settings).

 

I suggest that you go to the users manual that came with your MB and familiarize yourself with the MB itself. Then go one page at a time and look at each optional setting in the BIOS section of tne manual. If you don't know what it's for, then just leave it alone !

 

Frank...

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First of all - forget the onboard graphics and install a dedicated PCIe (or AGP) graphics card

 

Go by default settings normally works fine - if you want to tweak, you're fairly limited anyway but only tweak one setting at a time

 

Fit as much RAM as it can take - all modern boards have Dual Channel RAM ability so fit the RAM in matching pairs if you can

 

Make sure that you have PIO settings for the drives

 

 

If you are going to add a dedicated graphics card and/or sound card, just remember that you willhave to get into the BIOS and disable the on-board chips. Usually there are many optins that the new BIOS chips have in the newer MB's. And trying to suggest any particular setting on your particular board would be a big guess. (i.e.--What type of HD's are you running SATA, IDE,and in what configuration if RAID ???, Up to date Time & Date settings, Over clocking ?, USB enabled, Power on settings, Boot sequence settings, and a lot of other misc. settings).

 

I suggest that you go to the users manual that came with your MB and familiarize yourself with the MB itself. Then go one page at a time and look at each optional setting in the BIOS section of tne manual. If you don't know what it's for, then just leave it alone !

 

Frank...

Hello

gi7omy

Frank

 

Thanks for response...

I am not so familiar with Bios Settings...at all.. feeling very uneasy getting started.

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The 6150M2MA motherboard supports AMD Athlon 64x2

Intergrated NVIDIA GeForce6150 Graphics

Memory: Dual Channel DDr2 800/667/533 x 4 DIMMs, Max 4GB

IDE: ATA133 x 2

Serial ATA(SATA)/RAID: ATAII x4 w/RAID 0,1,0+1,5 and JBOD

BIOS Features: LPC-4Mb, ACPI 1.0b, APM 1.2, PnP 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.3, USB 2.0 WfM 2.0

==

Hard Drive: SATA(Samsung) 3.5" HDD

DVD writer: Serial ATA Interface cable

I've got 3 GB of memory on

==

Is this any help in getting me started with the BIOS Settings, please.

Thanks,

Raji :)

 

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When refurbishing computers at interconnection.org, we are supposed to use 'default settings', except that the boot order is CD-ROM, floppy, Hard Drive. (So you can scrub the HD and load it form the CD drive)

 

I think your best guide would be what Frank said - If you don't know what it's for, then just leave it alone !

 

But since EMC uses the graphics card rather than on-board, then as Daithi said, you do need a separate graphics card for Video - they aren't that hard to install.

 

Lynn

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But if you install one of the newer HD-graphic cards, you have to have a look on your powersupply. These cards need a lott of power.

At least that's not a BIOS setting. :)

 

Ijar, as was said before, start by using the default settings. If you go into the BIOS when you power it up, you'll probably find some place where it says, "Use Default Settings" or something like that. Select that and let it boot up. Then, if you add another video card, you'll need to get into the BIOS to disable the on-board graphics, but until then, just leave the defaults enabled.

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Most modern BIOS have an 'auto' setting for audio and video - if it detects a card in the slot, it switches automatically.

 

Agreed, it's better to manually set it and disable onboard, but for a first boot, it's not essential really

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Man if you're ever going to become familiar with the BIOS read the Manual that has to do with BIOS settings and if nothing else get in there and take a look. I have custom built a lot of computers and I have yet to see one that I didn't want to change something in the BIOS if nothing more than the Date and Time, which is never correct to start with. Go for it !!

 

And BTW, the information you posted doesn't tell you anythng about what the actual settings are in the BIOS but rather what options you have and the hardware that is on the computer.

 

Frank...

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Man if you're ever going to become familiar with the BIOS read the Manual that has to do with BIOS settings and if nothing else get in there and take a look. I have custom built a lot of computers and I have yet to see one that I didn't want to change something in the BIOS if nothing more than the Date and Time, which is never correct to start with. Go for it !!

 

And BTW, the information you posted doesn't tell you anythng about what the actual settings are in the BIOS but rather what options you have and the hardware that is on the computer.

 

Frank...

Thanks Frank....thought I would put that info on..

I am going for it.. :( ..wish me luck.. :mellow:

I'll be back and post how am getting on... :)

 

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Hey, good luck man. And if things don't work right after you have made some changes, don't worry. As Dave has already pointed out all BIOS's have a setting where you can place everything back to a "Default" setting and go from there again.

 

Frank...

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  • 4 weeks later...

Yo Ijar man... :)

How's your new toy performing ma man,

Is it going strong..cool

Now then I am stuck on this Front Panel connector business,

the Power Led and the IDE Led, they have got + & - signs mentioned

on the MB manual, but there're none on the MB or the leads...ma man

Which is which???

Please need some help..anybody,

thanks,

Cool!!! bro. B)

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Plug in the Power LED leads first and see if the light comes on - if it does, there will be one wire that is the same colour as the HD LED - plug the HD LED in the same way round.

 

If the Power LED doesn't light - then reverse the two wires

 

Switch off in between times

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Yo Ijar man... :)

How's your new toy performing ma man,

Is it going strong..cool

Now then I am stuck on this Front Panel connector business,

the Power Led and the IDE Led, they have got + & - signs mentioned

on the MB manual, but there're none on the MB or the leads...ma man

Which is which???

Please need some help..anybody,

thanks,

Cool!!! bro. B)

Hey Kid..how are you..

I did what gi7omy has said and it was trial and error..

got it right in the end..

and it's still going strong.. :)

and make sure about switching off in between times..

Good luck

:D

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Hey Kid..how are you..

I did what gi7omy has said and it was trial and error..

got it right in the end..

and it's still going strong.. :)

and make sure about switching off in between times..

Good luck

:D

Yo IJ....

still working on it....infomilies31.gif

Will come back soon.

Cheers

:)

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