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Posted on Thursday, December 16, 1999 - 5:21 pm:   

I am trying to put a new motherboard in my computer but the "feet" won't go into the proper holes. The inital motherboard will fit into the casing but my biggest problem is the feet not fitting to hold the motherboard in place. I would greatly appricate some help with this problem. Thanks.
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2000 - 9:15 pm:   

I've never found a motherboard that fit perfectly on the first try.

The last one I did, I drilled my own holes.
In the holes, I screwed those little brass standoff things (called?? they are like the things on com ports that you screw into??).
Two of those provide sufficient support for a board. Then get some of those feet that snap into the board and fit flush to the mounting suface- (or cut the bottoms off of the standard ones).

Usually you can buy a bag of tricks to help you mount a board, with all this junk in it- electronics catalogs, or on ebay.
Good luck.
Posted on Saturday, February 5, 2000 - 7:07 pm:   

It maybe that your new motherboard is a different form factor. An ATX versus AT, is your computer case support ATX forms?
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2000 - 8:35 pm:   

I just got a new chassis from cas edge and it is fantasic - it it doesn't fit, get a new case. I had an old AT case, I got a new atx board and case - first I had and enlightn and it was THE WORSE!

My cas edge has two fans, markings for various size mb's, drives can be inserted without screws, it has one screw to open the side - it's great - cost is about 50.00 - I got mine at neutron - but their shipping rates are way high
Pink Panther
Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2004 - 3:55 am:   

If you have to use the same case the try some sticky board holders I have found them very handy. Just poke the lug into the mobo hole you have problems with then pull off the sticky cover and stick it in place. The only problem is you have to get it lined up bang on first time. If you have some holes lined up the use these to hold it in place and then use the sticky pads to support, you can leave the pads covered so they don't stick this way. That should sort you and the pads have a nice supporting leg to keep it at the same hight as those odd brass things. Want a new case try nice low prices.

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