Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Cardboard to protect motherboard?


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 TechTeen

TechTeen

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:02 AM

Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

My cheap computer case only came with 2 Standoffs. When I installed the Mini ATX Motherboard, the bottom of the mobo was touching the case, quite tightly. Since I don't want to short the mobo, i slid a peice of cardboard under it and it was a tight fit. Will this stop my mobo from shorting and will the cardboard overheat? Thanks

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 the_patriot11

the_patriot11

    High Tech Redneck


  • BC Advisor
  • 6,763 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wyoming USA
  • Local time:06:02 PM

Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

it should work for awhile, but I think I would still find some standoffs for it. You can often steal them out of old computer cases, your local computer stores may have them, if not you can often find old towers in their dumpsters. If not, their not to pricey online such as newegg You may even be able to email the manufacturer of the case and ask for more since they didnt provide enough.

picard5.jpg

 

Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

If I don't reply within 24 hours of your reply, feel free to send me a pm.


#3 TechTeen

TechTeen
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:02 AM

Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:08 PM

Thanks - i'll try some other standoff layouts and if its still affecting the mobo ill go to maplin since its only 2.99 for 50 standoffs

#4 the_patriot11

the_patriot11

    High Tech Redneck


  • BC Advisor
  • 6,763 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wyoming USA
  • Local time:06:02 PM

Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:37 PM

Like I said, if you go to a computer stop, check their dumpster first, they often throw out old (and I mean old) computers. You can often pick them up at garage sales for next to nothing to, and while technology has changed-standoff standards have pretty much stayed the same, so if you can find an old junk computer, 2 minutes of your time will get you new standoffs for your new one for free.

picard5.jpg

 

Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

If I don't reply within 24 hours of your reply, feel free to send me a pm.


#5 TechTeen

TechTeen
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:02 AM

Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:39 PM

Thanks man. I can't go to the store this week though, so if I was to go next week would the cardboard hold off for a about 5 days?

Edit: I found that Paper burns at like 200 degrees, a computer definitely doesn't exceed 110 degrees right?

Edited by TechTeen, 25 August 2012 - 02:18 PM.


#6 the_patriot11

the_patriot11

    High Tech Redneck


  • BC Advisor
  • 6,763 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wyoming USA
  • Local time:06:02 PM

Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:57 PM

it should work for a few days as long as you dont move the computer and cause it to dislodge and move, so for 5 days you should be ok. I just wouldn't use it as a permanent solution is all, and I wouldnt leave the computer on 24/7.

picard5.jpg

 

Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

If I don't reply within 24 hours of your reply, feel free to send me a pm.


#7 Andrew

Andrew

    Bleepin' Night Watchman


  • Moderator
  • 8,260 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Right behind you
  • Local time:05:02 PM

Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:50 PM

A few computers ago I was in the same position and used a ceramic coaster for 3 months without ill effects, though I had to keep the tower on its side to prevent slipping.
Of course standoffs are vastly preferable since the MB is not designed to rest on a solid surface, but in a pinch you want something (like a ceramic) that's non-conductive, resistant to heat, non-abrasive (smooth), and fire-proof.

Edited by Andrew, 25 August 2012 - 06:53 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users