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Umm..Clay squares under motherboard?

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Hey guys,

Rebuilding sig machine this minute from a bought one about 2 years old (1st time) and i notice these clay squares (2 to be exact) under the motherboard by the mosfet heat sync area, they have what looks like a layer of copper in the middle of each one, their soft aswell, ive seriously no idea w.t.f these are lol, im wondering would i used them for the new board or leave them?

Thanks alot for any replies, as i can't continue the build untill i find out lol
post #2 of 16
could you provide a picture ?
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Sounds like they could be a kind of thermal pad?
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post #4 of 16
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Thanks for the reply, sure will do, gimme a minute, thanks.
post #5 of 16
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This is what im seeing lol
They can come off by the way.





Any ideas? lol thanks

Soz for the bad quality photos btw, their from a shÃ*te built-in web cam
Edited by Asmodean - 5/10/11 at 11:16am
post #6 of 16
They do look like thermal pads
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post #7 of 16
They seem to be like some sort of cushion to support the back of the motherboard against the PC Case, have to check to see whats under them?
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Asmodean View Post
This is what im seeing lol
They can come off by the way.





Any ideas? lol thanks

Soz for the bad quality photos btw, their from a shÃ*te built-in web cam
Are they soft and somewhat malleable? Or are they hard, like dried thermal paste? If they're soft, then maybe it's foam that was placed, as another user said, to help support the board for some reason.
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post #10 of 16
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Yeah the a case clip for the outer shell (pretty part lol) of the predator II case, your probably right, msut be some sort of protection for the back of the board O.o
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