Now, I'm most definitely not an expert with computers, but I am at least a little bit knowledgeable. I have faced several problems, including deleted Windows files which made the OS unoperative, Network problems, and OS installation problems. All of which, after a whole week of my summer vacation, I figured out. I even had to dig into my bro's custom built computer in order to fix a couple of problems including 1 fan not working, RAM causing my computer to crash (Had to set frequency to compatible range in Bios), and 1 hard drive not being read. All 3 of which I fixed ;).
Anyways, onwards to the point (as I doubt you care), lately I've been more and more interested. Before I get REALLY involved with computing, I was looking for any tips that some of the wiser computer techs could teach me about. Something not TOO basic, but not TOO difficult. My brother and parents only know so much, and people always do say, "Knowledge is important"
So, I appreciate any support people would give me. I was also wondering if you would suggest for me to start building a computer, or wait till' I'm a bit older? It doesn't seem THAT difficult, just seems like a lot of reading.
Could anyone give me perhaps a description of some of the cables used to build a computer? I see several wires, but unless I figure out which is which, and what each one is called, I doubt I'll get far. Also, what "exactly" is overclocking? Is overclocking done by editing bios, or is it a hardware thing?
Edited by CrossCut49, 14 June 2009 - 12:32 AM.