You already have it, you have completed the installation of your PC and you are looking forward to enjoying it. Take it easy, I understand you perfectly, but before you install your favorite games and applications and use your PC freely, there are some things you should do to really finish the job and Make sure everything went well.
It is a more important question than it seems. Assembling a PC is not a complicated process. In fact, it can happen very quickly if we have experience and know the steps to be taken and how to get there "directly". It helps automate and assimilate the assembly process, but that doesn't mean we can't make mistakes This also doesn't mean that the job is done when the assembly is complete.
Once we have the equipment ready, we need to do a series of checks and adjustments to ensure that everything is in order, that we have not made a mistake in any step, and to have the equipment fully prepared Start enjoying it to the fullest from the first minute.
Both these checks and the setup of a PC after it has been installed can be summarized in five points, which we will tell you in this article. We have listed them below A clear order that I should strongly recommendas the best way to finish an assembly. There is no point in first checking and updating the BIOS and then checking the wiring, and it is also not a good idea to run a performance test before updating your PC drivers. Start at point number one and continue to reach point number five.
With that said, let's start. I'll remind you if you have any questions You can leave it in the comments and we will be happy to help you with the solution.
1.-Check all cables and connections before closing the PC case
When we assemble a PC, we have to connect a certain number of cables. In some assemblies in which multiple storage units and many peripheral devices are installed, such as B. RGB LED lighting systems, The wiring effort can be very largeThis requires careful management and increases the likelihood of errors. We may also forget to connect.
If we do not properly connect the RGB LED lighting wiring, it may not turn on properly, so we cannot manage it using the appropriate software tool. or it doesn't turn on directly. If this is the case with peripheral devices or components, they do not work and the consequences can vary considerably depending on the forgotten (or incorrect) connection.
Rather waste a few minutes Check the cabling before you finish installing the PC To close the case, connect the wiring, turn it on and see that we have something left. Don't be blind with impatience, look closely at the wiring, and while you're there, you can check the connections of each component. Something as simple as a RAM memory that has not been set correctly can prevent the PC from starting. So don't underestimate the importance of this step.
If, even though you have everything connected correctly, you have problems starting up You may have used incompatible hardwarethat a specific update is required to work with a specific component or that you have other types of problems (e.g. insufficient power supply due to a weak source). The configuration would have to be checked and analyzed piece by piece.
2. Install and update the operating system and download the latest drivers
As soon as we have checked that everything is OK, we switch on the PC. The installation of the operating system we want to use is not a mystery as it is about that a self-directed process In most cases, we can do this via a self-starting USB connection. If you have any doubts about this topic, don't miss our guide to installing multiple operating systems on one USB stick.
If you want to reinstall Windows 10 from scratch using this link, you will find all the necessary information Create an installation medium.
Once you've finished installing the operating system and basic configuration, it's a good time to download all the drivers you need. To complete this step without any problems, it is important that we know the various components that we have installed and that we only use the official websites of the individual manufacturers, Nothing from third parties as we noticed that adware and unwanted software "got stuck" on the downloads.
Both Intel, AMD and NVIDIA have special sections on their official websites where we can easily download the latest versions of drivers for each of our components. I leave you right under the links to the official websites So you don't have to search:
3.-Check the BIOS and update to the latest stable version
The BIOS plays a very important role. It is the central pillar on which the motherboard rests and a good part of the hardware connected to it. It will depend on it System stability, compatibility, support and performance certain components and also the advanced features that we will have access to.
For example, the AM4 motherboards with chipsets of the 300 and 400 series received numerous updates that the faster DDR4 memory supportand he too Support for new Ryzen processors. Without these updates, for example, it is not possible to mount a Ryzen 3000 series on an X370 series motherboard.
It is important to keep our motherboard's BIOS up to date Make sure our PC is working properlythat you always do your best and are ready to use new hardware without worrying about compatibility and support issues.
I recommend that you read each manufacturer's instructions carefully before starting to update your PC's BIOS, as some BIOS They need to be updated in a specific orderThat means you cannot switch to the latest version directly. I also advise you to avoid BIOS that are not in a stable version as they pose a risk (albeit a small one). Always search as in the previous case on the official website of your motherboard manufacturer.
4.-Install all the software that is important and useful for your PC
Once we've updated our PC's BIOS, we're ready for the next step: Install all of the software that can be useful to us. It is a very broad step since we are here from a Antimalware security solution Even accessory tools that let us get more out of our team.
For example, if you mounted a PC based on a Ryzen processor, you should download the application Ryzen master. It allows you to monitor everything related to your processor and RAM, display working temperatures in real time, overclock, and disable and activate cores. It is very useful and completely free.
If you also use peripheral devices and accessories customizable RGB LED lighting systems You need to download the appropriate software to control it. For Corsair components and peripherals, for example, iCUE is essential, a free and easy-to-use platform that allows us to control every device and achieve unique lighting effects.
The same applies to all other components that have their own software that can add value to your PC. depends on each bracket.
5.-Take a performance test and monitor the temperatures
We are nearly finished. If we want to make sure everything is going well, this is recommended Run a PC performance test and check the Working temperatures that every component reaches.
This point has been broad since then We have many things to try: Processor, RAM, memory unit, graphics card and also our internet connection. Fortunately, we find plenty of free tools that we can use to individually test the performance of our components and determine the working temperatures they will reach.
It is important that we put a significant load on each component identify possible errors in the initial phase of assembly as this will help us Identify and correct errors before they can cause damage, and also to decide if we have toBranch the guarantee.
If you don’t know which software to use for quiet performance testing, In this link you will find some interesting recommendations.