Building a 1.2 GHz DDR Athlon with the
Iwill KA266-R Motherboard
Athlon Building Steps
While there are no set steps for building a computer,
the following steps should be a good guide.
Mission: Get all these parts into the case.
1. Prepare the case for the motherboard. Remove
the motherboard from its antistatic plastic bag and orient the board
above the case to the postion it will occupy inside the case (remember
the external connectors must be aligned to the outside of the case
and that the PCI and AGP slots must align to the external punch-out
Warning: Make sure you are suitably grounded
whenever you are working with the motherboard or other circuit
boards. This is accomplished by touching the metal case of the
computer before handling any circuit boards. Make sure there
is no power to the case when you do this (unplug it) or you
could shock yourself. If you have a lot of static electricity
in your environment, consider a grounding wrist strap
Once you understand the orintation of your board it
should be easy for you to insert stand-off screws, washers and snap-in
supports into the proper places on the bottom of the computer case.
A picture of the empty computer case with stand off screws,
washers, and snap-in supports in all the key places to support the
motherboard and to prevent it from making contact with the computer
Below is a close up of a stand-off screw and washer attached to the
bottom of the computer case.
2. Install the motherboard in the case. Carefully
insert the motherboard into the case, align the external ports with
cut out plates, and attach the motehrboard with screws and washers
to all the standoffs.
Screws should be snug but avoid excessive overtightening (You don't
want to crack your board do you?)
The KA266-R motherboard attached to the case with screws and washers.
3. Install CPU and heatsink/fan. Now that the motherboard
is attached to the case you can install the CPU and its heatsink/fan.
If you decide to install your own CPU heatsink/fan, make sure you
know how to do it, as a poor job will provide inadequate cooling.
A visit to your favorite overclocking site will have endless discussions
on fans, thermal paste, etc.
Pull the zif (zero insertion force) latch up on the side of the motherboard's
Slot A CPU connector, orient the processor correctly to the Slot A
connector, insert the CPU and gently push it down to seat it. Push
the zif latch down towards the motherboard to complete installation
of the CPU.
The last step is to connect the fan power connector to a fan header
on the motherboard.
Adding DDR DRAM and attaching Accessory
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