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How many screws do you need to install motherboard

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June 22, 2006 7:11:37 AM

hey i just bought a new mobo the P5ND2-SLI and just looked through the manual and it says uses 9 screws to install it but i only have 7 from when i took out the old board is this enough or do i need to get more. Thanks
June 22, 2006 7:50:15 AM

You have to put in the screws near the processor.
Just be careful not to bend the motherboard when you install or remove hardware.
June 22, 2006 7:50:49 AM

It will probably be enough, but just bear in mind why the screws are there in the first place.

They firmly fasten the board to the case, thus reducing flexing of the board when you insert / remove hardware like RAM, PCI cards etc. They also reduce flexing once the board is positioned upright and has to 'take the weight'.

If you're not confident that just 7 screws will be adequate for this, then just get 2 more.
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June 22, 2006 8:18:54 AM

:( 

i only got 5 in mine, gonna go put some more in right now!
June 22, 2006 9:04:03 AM

Why don't you just buy 2 more screws? Unless you budgeted right down to the last penny for your P5ND2-SLI, is it not worth spending the extra money for peace of mind?
June 22, 2006 9:45:27 PM

Thanks for the replies and yeah ill go buy some more screws definitely dont want to risk new mobo. cheers
a b V Motherboard
June 28, 2006 3:04:48 PM

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Thanks for the replies and yeah ill go buy some more screws definitely dont want to risk new mobo. cheers



Excellent decision! :D 


Don't forget the studs the screws go into, and take a stud with you to make sure you get the right height stud and screw threading!

And since you've asked this question in the first place, make sure support studs are only located at the M/Bs mounting holes, the mounting holes are also ground points for the M/B to the case.
a b V Motherboard
June 28, 2006 3:52:54 PM

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hey i just bought a new mobo the P5ND2-SLI and just looked through the manual and it says uses 9 screws to install it but i only have 7 from when i took out the old board is this enough or do i need to get more. Thanks


Personally, I use a MINIMUM of five screws to hold the motherboard in place, 1 on each corner, and 1 in the middle of the board closest to the video card slot. Ideally, you would use all 9...
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