Motherboard standoffs advice please

  Faser 17:48 31 Mar 2004

I am assembling a PC and in the fixings pack is loads of tiny fibre washers.
The only place I can see for them between the brass standoffs and the motherboard .
I have not used them before, anyone know if they are for this and are they necessary?

  Â ÑÌÇKÑÂMË 18:00 31 Mar 2004

They go on the screws to fasten the mobo to the case.If theres enough you can use them on both sides of mobo(case side and mobo side).


  Indigo 1 19:55 31 Mar 2004

They are mainly to stop you damaging the mobo by overtightening screws, I think it will be very difficult to get them to stay in place behind the mobo (ie between stand-offs and mobo) unless you stick them on.

I have never used them behind and I know that some people never use them at all, my current home built PC does not have them under the screws or behind the mobo.

  Faser 21:14 31 Mar 2004

Many thanks guys.

I thought I'd try to fit them as the case has a removable mobo backing-plate that I can lay flat (posh eh).
Guess what they stayed in place first time!

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