Thursday, 16 October 2014

Mount Screws On A Gigabyte Motherboard

A motherboard can cost hundreds of dollars to replace.

One of the first steps in building a computer is inserting the mount screws for the motherboard and then installing the board on top of these screws. Although your first inclination might be to screw the motherboard straight down to the computer case, this will cause the device to short out and destroy it. Understand use mount screws and install a motherboard properly to prolong its life.


1. Turn the computer off and unplug all cables. Place the unit right-side down.

2. Grip the left side panel of the computer and pull it away to open the system. Touch a bare metal section of the computer interior to discharge component-damaging static electricity from your body.

3. Insert the motherboard stand-offs that came with your computer case into the appropriate holes. Twist in the silver or copper-color mounts into the various holes on the bottom of the case with your hands. The stand-offs provide a surface for the motherboard to sit on.

4. Install the Gigabyte motherboard. Align the screw holes on the motherboard with the stand-offs. The I/O panel, the section of the motherboard with various USB and other ports, should be facing the back of the computer.

5. Secure the board to the stand-offs using the screws that came with the motherboard and a Phillips screwdriver. The motherboard has a number of holes near the edges and in the middle through which you must install a screw. Take care not to overtighten the board.

6. Replace the side panel and plug any cables back in.

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