There is something ratteling behind my mobo

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  1. meshuggahn

    meshuggahn New Member

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    Its annoying the hell out of me, but I dont feel like taking the shit apart:crying:
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Well you could take the mobo out and fix the problem.

    Or you could maybe pour a pint or two of acrylic back there.
    That would probably work too.
     
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    acrylic is an insulator, so that would be a bad idea, me thinks.
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I was kinda kidding...

    :squint:
     
  5. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    Probably just a screw or mobo standoff. I would leave it in there until it shorts something out, then you'll feel like taking shit apart.
     
  6. meshuggahn

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    Well that scared me enough to pop the mobo out. Not sure what the problem was, but its gone now. So ty.
     
  7. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    Glad I could help.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    More of an insulator than air is?
     
  9. P07r0457

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    yep. Convention PC design is to use heatsinks and fans to aide components transfering their heat to ambient air. Acrylic will further impair their ability to do that. Therefore, acrylic acts as a greater insulator because it adds to (not displaces) the total resistance experienced in dissipating heat.
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    I wasn't aware there were heatsinks on the back sides of motherboards, Jolly.
     
  11. P07r0457

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    on the top of ICs, yes. And Silicon is an excellent transmitter of heat.
     
  12. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    so what was rattling behind the mobo?
     

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