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GIGABYTE MOTHERBOARD HELP!


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Mike11418

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Hey guys, so I finally got around to building a pc :) Anyway when I got my motherboard (GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 ATX AMD Motherboard ) it came with a bunch of screws. My question is which screw do i use to attached the motherboard to the case? Does it matter which one I use? And are there any screws that i shouldn't put in certain places?

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Troy

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Hi Mike, there should be standoffs (usually come with the case), they look something like this:

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These need to be screwed into place on the motherboard so that the motherboard is not in contact with the case. Make sure you double check where the motherboard has holes, so you get them in the right places. The motherboard needs to be raised using the standoffs, and then once they are in place and the motherboard is sitting on the standoffs, then use the screws to tighten it down.

Is this what you were after?
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yup exactly what i was lookin for thanks alot troy
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:)
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hey guys another probably stupid question but I bought the centurion 5 COOLMASTER case and it has two fans (120MM and 80MM) however my motherboard (stated in the first post) only has one sys fan input. Is there a way to connect both to that one sys fan input ?
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No, you don't connect two fans to the one port on the motherboard. What happens is you can connect the fan/s to the power supply directly. You may need an adapter depending on what the fan connection and power supply connections are like.

Edited by troy, 08 November 2007 - 01:13 AM.

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