How do you install a motherboard

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I know this is a bit technical. I would like to upgrade my computer's motherboard. How would I go about removing and installing a new one.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #130021

How do you install a motherboard

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Hello Danny I Sanders,

To uninstall your old motherboard and replace it with a new one, follow the steps below:

1. Take out the entire cables attach to the CPU case.

2. Take out the screw that holds the external shell of your computer and then simply slide the case to open it.

3. Turn the computer down on the right side so the left side will face in front of you.

4. Take a picture of the current motherboard or draw out a diagram so you know the settings of your old motherboard while it is attached to the drives, cables and everything.

5. After taking pictures, gently take out the entire cables attach from your motherboard.

6. Take out all the screw that holds the expansion cards to the CPU case. 

7. Take out the entire cards from your motherboard and then remove the old motherboard to the case.

8. Ensure that you already take out the back panel of the motherboard from its case.

9. If you find that the case has some dirts, remove it with a dry cloth and then install the new back panel from the motherboard.

10. Repeat the same steps above and install your new motherboard. Plug all the cables accordingly and be very careful when you plug the power supply unit.

Hope you will fix a new motherboard by these steps.

Good Luck.

Answered By 0 points N/A #130022

How do you install a motherboard

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Hello Danny,

The following steps should help you install a new motherboard successfully:

  • First, you will need to make sure that you have your documentation for installing the motherboard.
  • You will then open the case and then remove the motherboard tray. Note that how you do this will depend on the case you have.
  • After that you will unscrew the two screws that hold the panel onto the computer and the slide it out.
  • Check the case to see if it has a motherboard tray and remove it too.
  • You will then need to replace the ATX connector plate and then make sure that the motherboard is aligned with the case.
  • Next you will install the standoffs and then make sure that the motherboard is secure.
  • After you have securely installed the standoffs, you will need to make sure that the motherboard is secured.
  • You will then proceed clockwise, affixing the screws into the mounting holes on all the corners that are on the board.
  • Next you will install the critical wires as well as the connectors, and then connect some important wires and cables to finish the process.
  • Last but not least, connect the cable the feeds juice to the motherboard, which is the 20 pin ATX power lead from your power supply.
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Regards,

Carl

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