Internal ComponentsThe videos begin by explaining each of the Internal Components of a computer. We cover the function of each component, how they relate to each other, the features and specifications to look for and how much to pay for each part.
InstallationWe start with an overview of parts and tools. Each step is covered in detail, with video close up shots so you know how to install each component before you even get started. The installation section ends by powering on the computer.
Computer SetupSetting up the computer beginning with configuring the BIOS. Next, is installing Windows (XP, Vista and 7) and installing device drivers. Last, we install a 2nd video card for improved graphics performance in games.
Intel Core i3, i5 & i7 OC VideosIn these videos we are going to show how to overclock a socket 1366, Core i7 920 CPU. This process works for all Core i3, i5 & Core i7 CPUs. We will take this CPU from it's stock speed of 2.66GHz all the way up to 4GHz.
AMD Phenom II OC VideosIn these videos we are going to show how to overclock a socket AM3, Phenom II X4 955 CPU. This process works for all Phenom II and Athlon II CPUs. We will take this CPU from it's stock speed of 3.2GHz all the way up to 3.8GHz.
S5- File SharingWe will configure Windows networking on each computer to enable file sharing. We will share files and printers on each of our computers. Finally we will connect to these files and printers across the network.
Lesson 04 - Finding Drivers and Installing Windows
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In this lesson are we are going to download drivers for our SATA controller so we can install Windows onto a single drive or RAID array. If you are installing Windows XP or Vista this is must. If you’re install Windows 7 there is a good chance that 7 already has a driver built in that is compatible with your motherboard’s SATA controller. Its a good idea to go ahead and download the driver just in case it doesn't.
Finding Drivers for the SATA RAID Controller
We have a Gigabyte motherboard so we’ll go to Gigabyte.com, support and downloads and type in our motherboard’s model number. We have rev 1. and will go to Driver. Here we need to choose our operating system, which is Windows 7 64 bit. In the list we’ll look for SATA or RAID. The drivers we need to get Windows to see the SATA drive or RAID array during install will be small. Here it is called the Intel SATA RAID Pre-install driver. It is made small so it can fit onto a floppy disk if needed. If you are install Windows XP you will need a blank floppy disk to copy the driver files to. For Windows Vista or 7 you can copy the files to a CD or USB thumb drive. Of course while you are here you can go ahead and download the other drivers you will need for after Windows is installed to get all of the other hardware working. To watch all of our complete video lessons with full written instructions you will need to purchase a login for the site. Buy Now..