New CPU Fan base touches sottered circuits on the bottom of mainboard
Posted on 2011-09-06
I just ordered a new motherboard. I'm using the CPU and CPU Heatsink/Fan from the previous motherboard that I had. When I install the base of the CPU fan over to the new mainboard (the part the CPU metal latch screws into) it touches metal on the back of the motherboard. By metal, I mean some sottered circuits or something on the backside of the mainboard. There's little metal sottered points protruding from the back of the mainboard where this cpu fan base needs to go to line up with the holes for the heatsink on the top side of the mainboard to screw into. As a result, the CPU fan base does not lay flush with the mainboard. This results in one or two of the screw connectors to come through the motherboard at a weird angle.
Does this matter? My first impression is that it will create some kind of electrical current that can connect circuits to each other in a way that is not designed. I do not want to put power to the computer to turn it on until I can get verification on whether or not it's safe to proceed.