Monday, 16 March 2015

Install An Hp Motherboard

Installation of an HP motherboard can prove to be a tricky task.

An HP motherboard installation occurs in two phases: the physical placement of the motherboard onto the casing and the installation of the drivers. It is important to ensure that the casing supports the form factor of your motherboard because this is the circuit board that supports all other computer components. The majority of available PC motherboards are either ATX or microATX. Deliberate and cautious steps are necessary. Wrong installation will lead to overheating and system crashes, such as computer freezing, locking and even resetting unnecessarily.


1. Open the computer casing and locate the metallic plate where the motherboard resides. Unscrew the plate from the back end of the case and slide it outward. Remove the plate from the case before installing the motherboard. Lay the motherboard on the metallic plate and match the holes on the plate to those of the motherboard to be used for installation. The plate has more holes than needed. Install screw nuts on all plate holes that match the motherboard holes by simply turning them clock-wise using your index finger and thumb.

2. Place screws directly on the screw nuts of the metallised motherboard holes. For non-metallised holes, place a cardboard washer between them and the screws. Fit one washer between the motherboard and the screw and another washer between the nut and the motherboard. Metallised holes provide grounding with the system case, so no washers should be used on them.

3. Lay the PC case down in a position that you can view the inside looking from above. Lower the motherboard and the plate so that it's flat in the case with the USB, VGA, keyboard, mouse, and other ports facing the back of the case. Screw the motherboard in position to the screw holes in the case, starting with the four corner holes working your way inward. Do not over tighten the screws, otherwise you risk cracking the motherboard. Check all screws to ensure none is loose.

4. Verify that all jumpers and dip-switches have been set properly that will allow either the BIOS or the software to set up the proper settings for the CPU, memory and other settings. Connect the front panel controls, such as the power button, reset button, hard drive and power lights. The last connection to be made is to properly connect the PSU cable connector to the motherboard power socket before installing CPU, memory, hard drive, optical drives and other peripheral devices.

5. Download the HP motherboard file from the HP manufacturers' website, save and unzip it on your computer. Click on the "Start" button menu and navigate to "My Computer" where you right-click to view the options. Click on the "Properties" and go to the "Hardware" tab. Click to "Device" manager option. Double-click on the HP motherboard of the "Motherboards" category and press "Reinstall Driver" button. After the installation procedure, you should see HP motherboard in "Motherboards" inside the device manager.

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