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Old 08-26-2005, 10:38 AM   #1
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Could someone give me a clue as to how jumpers work, or do i not need to use them?? Im building my own computer but i dont know as much as to how jumpers work?

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well if you're building a computer then u wont need to know because computers dont really use them anymore except to clear the cmos which u never need to do but i cant be entirely sure because i dont know to much about them either but im 99% sure lol
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a jumper is a little plastic piece with metal contacts inside, and you put it over 2 pins on the motherboard and it "jumps" or connects the 2 pins. and the motherboard recognizes that when those 2 pins are connected a certain setting takes effect. and yes you will need to know about them, they are used on hard drives and optical drives, and still on motherboards.
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ok thanks guys, i will list what i've got for my comp and see if i will need them!

Asus A8N-E Motherboard
160GB Sata Cavier Hard Drive
Sony Dual Layer CD/DVD Rom
ATI X800XL 256MB PCI-E
AMD Venice 3500+ Processor
1GB Crucial PC3200 Memory

will i need to sort of jumpers for that??
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also, could i overclock my bad boy processor?? what would the best solution be for overclocking it, but not by too much!
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could you tell us how to do that, properly. i not that expert
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You might need to know about jumpers when it comes to your disc drives, they have a master and a slave jumper on them. You will want to set your primary disc drive to the master and the secondary drive(if you have one) to the slave drive.
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don't worry about the jumpers too much.....they're a piece of cake, you just have to make sure they are in the right settings. that will all be in your documentation.
btw, you can overclock that processor like a mofo, and you have an asus board that should have the "easy overclock" feature, so it shouldn't be hard
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ok, thanks very much!!
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