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Gaining knowledge ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by msdl28712, 23 Jul 2006.

  1. msdl28712


    Joined: 16 Jul 2006

    Posts: 24

    Hi there ppl as you may see im a newbie (guess we all are at one time)

    aint thick and catch on pretty quick (use to be a member / Admin on many mobile forums).

    Have built a computer before for our kid so i know how to assemble then.

    I like to progress into comps overclocking etc. Have read many of the posts / stickys and threads on here since i joined a few days ago to start gaining a bit of knowledge on the world of computers and hopefully contribute as a member here.

    Can you guys recommend any other sites to help me improve my knowledge.

    Aint made of money so its not as if im gonna be able to ever purchase new technology and talk about it , reveiws etc.


  2. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,881

    Location: Tosche Station

    I know some, but I've forgotten!

    I now claim you for my farm.
  3. Fusion


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,582

    Location: Notts

    Buy parts, tinker with them until they break. You'll learn more working with equipment than stickies, guides or forum posts will ever tell you.
  4. momentimori


    Joined: 3 Nov 2004

    Posts: 633

    Location: Back O'Bourke

    Confucius said "Listen you forget. Repeat you remember. Do you understand".

    Therefore my advice is to experiment with small things then gradually work up to the larger items. This way you're less likely to melt a CPU or graphics card or damage some other expensive component
  5. msdl28712


    Joined: 16 Jul 2006

    Posts: 24

    Tinker lol i was doing that last night (No Not That :D )

    With my barton xp 2500+ running on stock fan (Yep Im Learning I said Stock) messing about in the bios to overclock it every time i got it to 190 x 11 it would constantly reboot and only way was to reset back to the original and reinstall xp. Wish id backed up my data before i started (Mental Note to myself back up).

    But most of the components arent up to the job for overclocking it so didnt expect to much.
  6. RandomTom


    Joined: 28 Sep 2004

    Posts: 8,541

    Best place to get knowledge is on these very forums, as they provide up to the minute information on different things affecting the computing world. If you want a break from that all the other forums are great too. :)
  7. Messiah Khan


    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,000

    Location: Scottish Highlands

    As above really. Read and post on these forums for information and advice. Might also be worth getting hold of a cheap old pc (Look on members market once you've been here long enough and have enough posts) to tinker with, without the fear of breaking it.