Hey everyone welcome back to Da Normal Blog! In this blog, I’m going to talk about the top 5 things that a lot of people mess up on when building a computer.
- Wrong type of cpu socket
A lot of people order there full computer setup with all the things they need but they dont realize that there are diffrent sockets on cpus. Intel uses lga while AMD use “am”. For example the newest socket for Amd is Am4. For intel is lga 1200. When your are buying a motherboard make sure to match the right cpu with the right socket.
2. Wrong type of ram
Another thing tha people do wrong is ordering the wrong kind of ram. There is ddr, ddr2, ddr3,ddr4, and soon coming ddr5. These are basically the socket type but a little bit more then that. So when you are buying a motherboard make sure it matches the motherboard ram type.
3. Instaling thermal paste on to a cpu
I have seen lots of people put thermal paste on to cpu’s wrong a lot. I have seen people do it under the cpu, on the socket and putting a huge amount of it on. What you are supposed to do is put a small dot of it on the middle of the cpu. Then put the cpu cooler on.
4. Wrong motherboard form factor
There have been people out there that dont realize that theres diffrent form factors of cases and motherboards, and have gotten incompatible cases or motherboards. There are many diffrent form factors of motherboards and case, such as. (Biggest) Hptx, ssi eeb, xl-atx, atx, e- atx, micro atx, mini itx, Nana itx, pico- itx. (smallest) You must make sure that the type of motherboard will fit in the case.
5. Not having an os
I have made this mistake before when building a computer. I never got windows 10, and so I thought something was wrong with my 4tb hdd so I opend it up and screwed it. Make sure never to open up a hdd, and make sure to buy an os or the computer is usless to you.
Thanks for reading!