we're looking at motherboards. Um, you know, consider the kind of port you need is us. Be a big deal for you
is USB three. A big deal for you? Is FireWire big deal for you? That that could be us.
I could really narrow down your choices of which motherboards that you'd pick.
Um, price they can range from basic motherboard can range from, like 40 or $50 too.
Some of the top of the line ones. Some of the one I was just using. For example, what was new was probably about 250
so they could go the whole gamut. But you go from having a
I mean, they all do the same basic thing. They provide a spot for your CPU in your memory,
and they have expansion slots. But some start adding the nice capabilities, like
onboard sound, additional hard drive controllers,
additional RAM slots.
Additionally, USB three ports,
onboard graphics. A lot of that kind of stuff just starts adding up.
Now, you know, some people go with aimed your intel based off performance, some choosing based off price. Some just like him. Better like someone might like an Audi better than Beemer.
It's Some people are just loyal to one brand or the other.
You may already have a chip that might be compatible. Another board that might be a
That might be a leading factor and helping you decide what kind of mother board you walk because you already have a chip
that you want users and move it to a new new motherboard if it's compatible.
You see that happen a lot more in AM decide than the Intel side
and does the motherboard. You want fit inside the case
If you have one of those, if you have, like a shuttle case. And what if you're wrong with these little kids like that? Don't
don't go by a full 80 ex form
so install your new brother board. So
the biggest thing is so you can leave.
The biggest thing you need to take out is the expansion cards.
Those were really hold you up. You can usually leave the CPU
he's sinking the the cooler on top. But you definitely have to remove
the expansion cards because those were heavy and they're also usually screwed into the back of the case so
removed from the case, you need to remove those and that also, any connectors that
go to the case, like any connected to the power supply,
any sound card connections, any connections to USB ports that are built into the case, that air going back to the motherboard get make sure any of those removed to that once you have nothing else connecting it but the screws on the bottom. Then just unscrew
it. Just mounts like a
with with a number of screws to the back plate of their case,
and then to put it back in the Put the mother word back in the case. Just perform the opposite.
Screw it back in and make sure the hole's a line on the case with the motherboard
and put your connectors back from your par supplies any other USB ports that are on the case and then put your expansion card back in if you have any.
So when we talk about referring to documentation to checked wires,
there's there's a series of ports that will always connect to the motherboard from the case and those ports
at a bare minimum. We usually the ones controlling the lights on the case of the hard drive lights and the power light and those kind of things, those air connections that are on the case that you need to make to the motherboard.
I go back to the ceiling cam,
you see right here a series of
If we look at the label on those pens,
they're labeled along the side here. And even though it won't show on here, they say I d e l E d plus and minus now would be for the black and colored label of coming from the case. So what happened is there's little wires that come from the case for the ladies for the hard drive like led for the power switch,
and they will connect onto these pins
to provide ah, divide lights and switch functionality.
Also, you can see here.
Here's an example of you can identify the screws for the you see the screws that used to mail it to the motherboard or the motherboard to the case. So right here is a screw hole
right there. The screw hole
right. Here's another one,
about three rows of them.
Another one right here,
right here and then one more row on the very back,
right here, right here. Now this will attach to a metal
to the metal part of the back of the case. So what you need to do what you need to make sure you do is that
the posts on the case line up with the holes on the motherboard. That is the biggest
things. They're usually post that can be moved around. And there's usually a lot of wiggle room, too,
to move those posts around the back of the case
to match up with the holes on the motherboard.
If they dough, a common problem could be is.
You have a post that's touching the back of a motherboard where there isn't a hole,
and what will happen is, Oh, sure, it's not necessary. Damage it, but will happen is that the computer won't beat will not boot because you're shorting out
motherboard because you have the case directly connected to some circuit on the back.
I know because I've done it before. Why is it not booting and take it all out? It's like, Oh, there's a
The place is is a post for a screw where there's not a whole