I could be wrong but I’m pretty sure these things come with directions.
Oh my, this made my morning and probably my day xD
Wow, I want to hear the story behind this one.
that would work great… IN SPACE
Actually, your computer would overheat quite quickly in space. It might be cold, but it’s also a vacuum. There isn’t much air to transfer away the heat, and merely radiating it isn’t going to be enough when you’re playing Crisis (or running Vista)
I’ll be honest, I had to look at this for a few minutes before I saw what the issue was.
But no, they don’t always come with directions. When I get a new motherboard, I consider myself lucky if I can get a diagram of where to plug the various case wires in (power switch, power light, HDD light, etc.). That is info is usually written on the motherboard, but that can be hard to read once it is in the case.
And I’ve never seen a third-party heatsink that had instructions (that has an Intel sticker, so it probably isn’t third-party, so I can’t speak for that one). And most cases don’t come with instructions, either.
Granted, it has been about 3 years since I built my last system, and I haven’t built a computer with an Intel processor since 1998 (Pentium 166-Mhz… ever since then, I’ve used AMD).
My guess: one of those geniuses at Geek Squad picked up a side job building a ‘custom’ gaming PC.
If you think you’re geeky enough to build your own system, then you should be geeky enough to know where the heat-sink/fan combo goes. Just sayin…!
Okay, please don’t flame me, but I’m not a computer expert and don’t know what they ought to look like inside. Where is the fan SUPPOSED to go?
On top of the processor, the silver square in the picture.
Now I get it. Thanks.
While I appreciate your concern, I’m afraid I must decline. I have as much of a right to be entertained by people who don’t understand computers as you do, regardless of the fact that I’m not an IT expert. If you really fail to understand that, what exactly do you think you’re contributing to the internet, besides pointless trolling? In short, if you can be neither constructive nor polite, go back to the anaerobic lake you crawled out of. Yes, that was an insult.
Not flaming you or anything, but you should really take a look inside the computer some time. Its interesting to see how the components fit together (and most computers are built in the same way).
Although, by the looks of this picture, its either new (relative to when the picture was taken) or done as a joke as there is very little dust in the case itself. That IDE connection isn’t helping it much either. :
I appreciate the not flaming. Given that I don’t own a computer that’s easy to open up (Apple doesn’t trust us not to break things, for good reason), I’m unlikely to be looking inside a computer anytime soon. Unless, of course, my dad is willing to open up one of his computers and show me, since he does know how to not break things.
really make a point of asking somebody who knows to show you the basics, You’ll save a ton of cash on tech support call-outs, and we like to know somebody tried.