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securing the motherboard

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#1 megalo


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Posted 27 August 2005 - 09:15 PM

Also, my motherboard has about 12 places to put the screws in and they line up with the places on my case. Got that? But my case didn't come with enough screw holders for the screws and not enough screws. So basically, is it okay to not have 2 or 3 screws in out of 12 places all over the board?

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 10:23 PM

My sons put a SOYO mobo into an Enermax case with the same situation.

The one thing we made sure of was that the screws that we DID use were the ones nearest the areas where I might be plugging in and unplugging future devices and wirelooms etc.

Gotta err on the side of my being physical with things that need larger hammers to install.... :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 August 2005 - 10:42 PM

Heh, this reminds me, after moving my computer to Utah by plane, the plane damaged my computer case, it popped my Video card out, breaking the AGP lock to boot, and some of the screws are bent, so are hard to tighten, but what this is about is, I also need to secure my motherboard again, it's had about half the pins I put in it to secure it pop out, and I only put five or six too. :thumbsup:
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Posted 28 August 2005 - 04:33 AM

A few screws more or less isn't that big of a difference. It will work fine as long as the motherboard doesn't touche the case causing a short circuit. I once had a motherboard with only two screws and it worked fine as long as the case was standing upright.
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