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How to Build a Computer with an
AMD Socket A Athlon or Duron Processor
Contents
Last updated: 6/3
/2001

Page 1 - Part 1 - Gather the Stuff

Introduction
AMD Socket A and Slot A Processors
Gather the Parts

Page 2

Comments on Alternative Components

  • Case and Power Supply
  • Optional Chassis Fans
  • Motherboard
  • Heatsink-Fan
  • Windows

Find the tools

  • Required
  • Optional/Useful

Page 3 - Part 2 - Setup the Chassis

Page 4 - Part 3 - Setup the Motherboard

Observe Antistatic Procedures
Read the Book (Please)
Prepare the Motherboard

Page 5

Install the Processor

Page 6

Install the Heatsink-Fan
Install the Memory

Page 7 - Part 4 - Install the Motherboard and Display Adapter

Page 8 - Part 5 - Boot, Setup, and Monitor the Computer

Page 9 - Part 6 - Install the Drives

Page 10 - Plug-in the Cables and Test the Drives

Page 11 - Part 7 - Flash the BIOS

Page 12 - Setup the CMOS

Page 13 - Part 8 - Prepare the Hard Disk Drive

Page 14 - Part 9 - Install Windows and Motherboard Drivers

Page 15 - Part 10 - Install the Expansion Boards

  • Interrupts
  • PCI Slot Assignments
  • Board Installation Order

Page 16 - Install the Network Adapter

Page 17 - Install the MODEM

Page 18 - Install the Soundboard and Speakers

Page 19 - Install the USB Cable/Bracket, Display Drivers, and Test and Finish the Computer

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