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Seth13

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I have this Motherboard and this case. People in the reviews have all talked about how they get they're Socket LGA 775 motherboards in it. Where am I supposed to mount the 4 square holes for the Heatsink and fan? Look at the pictures on the case, it shows where all the wholes are. Thanks for the help.

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I see the 4 holes on the mobo tray for attaching certain HSF attachments.

But that varies from HSF... Or there are support stand offs...

There should be drawings and instructions for COOLER installations in the mobo manual and with the CPU itself.
 
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Those four holes in your motherboard, as you can see in the mobo picture are where the stands for the heat sink and fan go. This has nothing to do with the motherboard.

Before you install the motherboard, you'll need to install standoffs --little brass colored hexagonal tubes. They thread into the case itself, and the screws which hold down the motherboard thread into those.

A couple of cautions for you:
When you install the heat sink and fan, you'll probably already have thermal paste applied. Look at the bottom of the heat sink. If you see three gray stripes, that's thermal paste. If it isn't there, you will need to get some.

When you apply the heat sink, make sure each post snaps in and locks to the motherboard. Wiggle each post gently and make sure it is seated correctly.

Only screw in the EXACT quantity of standoffs that the motherboard requires. Extra standoffs will almost certainly cause grounding and stop your system from posting. There will be extra holes in the case to fit different configurations, so take your time, hold the board over the case tray and see which threaded holes need to have standoffs.
 

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First pull the IO plate from the case [you will most likely need to use the one that came with your board anyway]
Install your hsf first with the board outside of the case. This allows you to check that all four push pins are fully engaged.
Now lay the board in the case and mark the case where you need to install the stand offs. I use a sharpie to do this, however any pencil, marker, etc will work. Install the standoffs. Install the correct IO plate in the case. Lay the board on the standoffs and slide it into the IO plate. Secure with screws that came with your case.

Note intel says to install the hsf with the board mounted in the case however you cannot check the position of the four push pins. In addition I dislike having to push that hard on the board when it is supported by standoffs.
 
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