standoffs Tags: Motherboards Last response: December 25, 2006 12:17 AM in Motherboards Share ganjaman December 24, 2006 4:12:51 AM i am confused about the standoffs on my GA 965P S3. could some one please tell me if all the holes ( excluding the CPU fan holes) on the board require stand offs? here is a pic of the board, i was wondering if the holes with the silver dots around them are for stand offs. http://www.betanews.net/imagedb/thumb/2006/0808/d6cadf6... More about : standoffs NotAPimecone December 24, 2006 4:30:57 AM Pretty much, those holes are for you to screw your mobo into the standoffs, which hold the board up from below. Some cases have built-in standoffs in the standard positions, for others you have to screw the little brass hex standoffs into the holes in the case. Newf a b V Motherboard December 24, 2006 1:38:50 PM Every hole in your case tray that matches a motherboard hole should be used to mount the motherboard. Every hole in your case tray that does not match a motherboard hole should be left empty, avoiding any electrical shorts to ground. Related resources Question about motherboard standoffs - Forum H77 pro4/mvp standoffs - Forum ATX mobo doesn't match up with standoffs in ATX case? - Forum Standoffs - Forum Will My Rosewill Thor V2 include Standoffs - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ganjaman December 24, 2006 2:39:54 PM can i lay the motherboard on the case tray with out doing any damage to it? diashto December 24, 2006 2:51:38 PM You MUST use the standoffs... unless you want some pretty impressive fireworks and some blown up componants. ganjaman December 24, 2006 3:06:40 PM lol i ment to determine the stand off placeing, the screws are not going flush to the mobo so should i use the washers? diashto December 25, 2006 12:17:36 AM so long as there's nothing plugged into it, yeah. If the screws arent gripping the motherboard, get shorter screws Or your standoffs might be stripped or mis-threaded.- Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumLoose motherboard standoffs ForumStandoffs don't align with the motherboard ForumCan't get standoffs in : / ForumQuestion on standoffs ForumHAF X Inclusion Of Motherboard Screws And Standoffs ? ForumStandoffs ? ForumMissing standoffs ForumMotherboard standoffs ForumBitFenix Prodigy motherboard standoffs question ForumAsRock Z77 Extreme4 standoffs too small? Please help! ForumStandoffs too short? Forum[Motherboards] New Gigabyte motherboard and too many case standoffs ForumCooler Master Case Standoffs ForumCorsair Carbide 300R Motherboard Standoffs ForumATX vs mATX standoffs More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !