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Needing Type of Screws to Use for Mounting Motherboard

Hi Everyone:

         Will I need to use any special on the bottom of each screw when mounting the motherboard onto of the spacers or copper fasteners?  For instance, I have seen small, round, reddish colored pieces used between the screw and the motherboard to help prevent each screw from shortening out the motherboard.

         Any thoughts on this question will be appreciated.

         Thank you

         George
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wordartistCommented:
Kinda of a touchy subject.  The red paper gromets you are referring to work sometimes.  I have used rubber ones from Radio Shack with pretty good success.  Alot of times I don't use any gromets at all, but I only fasten the four corner holes and none of the internal ones.  I have never seen a motherboard move.  
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rossfingalCommented:
Nylon

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rossfingalCommented:
Some type of plastic.

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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi There:

       I hope this is not getting off the topic too much, but, I noticed there is some dried up thermal grease on the outside of the core of the cpu.  Would it be safe to remove it with some alcohol and q-tip or should I leave the excess on there and just remove it from the core and apply a coat?

       Thanks

       George
       
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Everyone:

        After visually inspecting two different systems with motherboards preinstalled, I found neither one of those pc's were using any red paper gromets.  Instead, the motherboards are held into place by screws and fasteners.  The important point to make here is that the holes of the motherboard must be lined up with the holes of the fasterners, then, the motherboard is ready to be secured by screws.  

        With regards to my last question, I created an independed or separate post for it.  I figured it was getting too much off the track of this question.

         George
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