Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:08 PM
Well I got the parts for my new build, and everything worked (tested processor, power supply, ram worked, video card, and hard drive). Anyways the motherboard was giving me weird problems due to grounding out. After solving problems and just creating more, the board sparked on me and is now fried. It has many bad reviews to and I'm going to see if I can get an exchange.
Anyways for when I get a new motherboard what should I do when I install it? It's going to be a full ATX board. I was given advice to put rubber washers between the board and mounting screws.
I was thinking that its probably just bad because in my computer case, where the board mounts to, is just flat, and the screws go right into the metal. The whole board is touching the whole metal part of the case. I figured this might be why I was having so many grounding out problems. Also I had to loosen the screws all up a lot to get it to barely work (when it was working).
Now my friend board just died on him tonight ironically, and this is the second time. His case/motherboard has the same scenario as me.
On the other hand, my other friend whose had his computer for much longer (custom built too), his board mounts in his case by these little bumps that stick up where the screws go. This way the board is barely touching the metal of the case at all except where the screws are.
So really I just want to know what would be the best way for this dilemma I'm having. Thanks!
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943