I am going to be fitting a new motherboard, and I am worried about fitting in the power and the wires? Any advice??
There are only a few things that must be carefully observed when changing out motherboards. The first is to ensure that the mounting lugs match up with the mounting holes on the new board. Remove any that don't, otherwise they may short out the motherboard. The new motherboard will come with a book that will show the external connections that must be made from the case to the motherboard. Most cases have labeled plugs that will correspond to the information in the manual. There are two plugs that can be confused - Power Switch and Power LED. Power switch is used to turn on the machine, Power LED goes to the green light on the front of the case. Alos, the HDD LED and Power LED connections are polarized, meaning they have a + and a - wire. The Power LED wires on most cases will be green and white with the green wire being the +. The HDD wires on most cases will be Red and White with the Red being the +. If you get them reversed, it will not harm the machine, but the LED will not work and you will have to turn the plug around. The plugs for the power switch, reset switch and speaker (optional) are not position dependent and cannot be installed backwards. The large power connector to the motherboard is keyed and cannot be installed backward. They can, however be very difficult to connect fully and may required forceful pressure to seat. If this is the case, place something firm, but non-conductive under the edge of the motherboard below the socket to prevent cracking the motherboard. Also, while this may seem silly, some people accidentally do it, so I'll say it here, do NOT have the power supply plugged in when making any connections to the motherboard or when installing or removing any expansion cards.
Jan 13, 2012 |
ASUS P5GC-MX/1333 Motherboard