Last modified 01/25/2024

How to build a CPU,build your own computer:
Currently, there are several computers on the market that are already built, but sometimes there are cases in which we buy the pieces separately and then we begin implementing them in the CPU or, in the other hand, we choose to learn how to assemble a computer by ourselves.

The process to assemble a computer is long but simple, and someone who is completely unfamiliar with the devices and cables, will definitely have doubts and problems when connecting devices. As follows, we will present a series of basic steps to properly connect the materials ready.

The motherboard is the most important part and also the largest one and it  will connect the various elements. First we proceed to remove the plaque and then we locate it in a sort of little square that contains a plastic (in the support LGA), that is the space to insert the processor, for it is necessary to remove the plastic, lift the lever and remove the protective metal mesh. In this process you should be extremely careful to avoid touching the pins as they are very delicate.

Then you can install the processor into the motherboard, the processor also has a little plastic box, we will have to perform the exact the same procedure, we must be careful when picking up the processor by holding it its two sides and eventually connect it to the motherboard, put the metal mesh, lower the lever and it will be ready.

After connecting the DDR2 memory (or RAM), which is the easiest operation to perform in the plate, there are two slots with their hooks, the hooks are low security, the memories are inserted in the correct position (at half memory will mark a kind of guide) to the bottom and then lift the hooks and lever.

If, at some point, you want to add another memory or switch it to a newer, you will only have to insert it in the slot and it will be ready, it requires no additional installation, because the computer will recognize the memory installed automatically on startup.

The cooler is the CPU’s fan and it is going to ventilate the components within the CPU and you must know that this will be the last device to be installed directly to the board. In order to be able to install it, it should be attached with a paste to the processor (previously scattered in space to install) in the metal part of it, then you must assure the four plastic pins with the holes in the plate, these mostly black buttons must be strongly assured into the plaque, fortunately the place in which they have to be placed is marked with arrows indicating the direction, finally we should connect the power cord to the four pins that are next to it.

After putting all the components together, we proceed to insert the board into the Case (commonly called CPU box), in order to be able to place it, we must make room for the plate, it means that we have to remove the cables that prevent the pass. Then the board must be ensured with the aid of the nine hooks that are placed on the bottom, so you can screw them. You should begin by ensuring the center screw; this will give greater convenience when installing the remaining bolts.

After that, you can install the computer peripherals (such as the hard drive, the DVD player or media, etc.), these will be placed in cabinets that are within the case, and then adjusted with screws.

You must also install the sound and video card, and network (which usually comes with the motherboard) where there is also detail of how to install them, simply, these boards have to be plugged into slots on the motherboard with a little pressure (like DDR2 memory) and must also attach them to the back of the case so that the entries of the plates can be connect from outside.

Now proceed with the connection of components, components for optical drives will have a blue connector type that will go to the motherboard and other connectors (or Master and Slave) will be fitted in any port, this could be black or gray. Then, to be able to connect the hard drive we have three different connectors, one will go to the motherboard and the other two will be left for the readers, it will free the gray and you will master (jumper), the blue IDE connector, which goes to the motherboard and the rest of the IDE cables will go to the hard drive, then connect the power cord.

Finally, connect the power supply box (also called source) in a way in which all the elements that are connected inside the case can be fed, in order to be able to do this, inside the case there is some space in which the source could be installed in a compartment, then you take it to the inside and you screw it into the back of the case, then you must install the cables in the connection line of the readers, one goes straight to the drive and the connector type 24 – pin ATX 24 will go to the slot of the motherboard.

Now, what is known as the CPU is ready for you to use, all you would be missing would be the LCD, keyboard, mouse and to connect the CPU to turn it on, then install the operating system and connect the motherboard drivers, a few software and then you will be able to use the computer.


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