Free computer hardware tutorials

How To Install a Motherboard

To install a motherboard, you will need several screws. Case screws go into the bottom of the case and are metal or plastic. I will be using the metal ones.

Case Screws

Look at your board and find the screw holes. Then look at the holes in the bottom of the case.

Installing a motherboard

Match the holes on the motherboard to those in the case. You may have to hold the board slightly over the bottom of the case. Laying the board directly on the case may damage it.

After the holes are matched, put in the case screws as shown on the right side of the image above. Next, place the motherboard on the screws. If done correctly, the ports on the motherboard will fit into the port holes on the back of the case.

Motherboard installation

Secure the board by putting in the fastening screws.