Installing A Motherboard Made Easy
Installing a motherboard into a computer is easy.
It is the most time consuming because every single component
plugs into the motherboard so replacing one means you have to pull the
entire computer apart, then rebuild it. If you prefer, you
can watch the video
of how to install a motherboard.
Follow the steps below to get your motherboard mounted in
your case. Click on any of the images to get a larger view.
1 - Take your case and remove the cover on the left
side. Put the case on its side, and install the motherboard
- Install the motherboard mounts.
- Step 3
- Only put the mounts where you need them to line up with the screw
holes on the motherboard. What I do is start from the top,
work my way down, holding the motherboard as a reference. If
you prefer, use a tape measure to make sure all your motherboard mounts
are going into the correct location.
Make sure you don't add any extra mounts, doing so will
probably cause permanent damage to your motherboard.
- Step 4
- Get your motherboard screws.
- Step 5
- Match up the rear panel that snaps into the case, with the rear
connectors on the motherboard. This part will be included
with your motherboard, or the computer case.
- Step 6
- Snap the rear panel in place in your computer case.
- Step 7
- Now that your mounts are all in place and the case is ready to mount
your motherboard, carefully put the motherboard into place.
Then tighten the screws.
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Take your time when putting this into the case, the network connections
will almost always catch onto the rear plate that snaps into your case.
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