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post #1 of 11
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Hi,

So I already RMAd a p8p67 pro and am on try 2. Cross my fingers...but I'm having an issue with the standoffs lining up with the holes in the mobo. It seems like the IO shield is in the way. My case is a CM 690 II advanced. When you build a pc, does everything just line up? What should I do?
post #2 of 11
Place the the mobo in such away that the the ports slip into the i/o shield and then is should all line up neatly when you lay it down flat onto the standoffs
post #3 of 11
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Place the the mobo in such away that the the ports slip into the i/o shield and then is should all line up neatly when you lay it down flat onto the standoffs
this.

You may also have to bend a couple of the tabs on the I/O shield so the tabs slip overt the top of some ports. They're there to contact the outside of the connectors on the board for stability and grounding. Since the i/o's contact areas are a lil springy, you will have to gently push the board towards the I/o shield while putting in the 1st couple screws, if it takes a lot of force, you've probably not gotten it lined up right yet.
post #4 of 11
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Thanks guys...I have to push kinda hard, but I can see it line up. I'm just a bit worried about pushing too hard and breaking something. I'm not sure why my first one wasn't working, maybe I'm just overcautious.

Sorry to sound like a newbie (even though I am). I do have 1 more question. I applied TIM when I tried my first P8P67, and its still on the heatsink (Hyper 212+) and the processor. Should I clean that off and re-apply or is it still good?

This is my first build, so thanks for putting up with newbie questions.
post #5 of 11
Yes reapply, TIM will have air bubbles in it, and yes my last mobo i almost had to flex it to make it get into place.
    
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Thanks guys...I have to push kinda hard, but I can see it line up. I'm just a bit worried about pushing too hard and breaking something. I'm not sure why my first one wasn't working, maybe I'm just overcautious.

Sorry to sound like a newbie (even though I am). I do have 1 more question. I applied TIM when I tried my first P8P67, and its still on the heatsink (Hyper 212+) and the processor. Should I clean that off and re-apply or is it still good?

This is my first build, so thanks for putting up with newbie questions.
Forgot to say welcome

No dont worry boards can take a little bit of punishment to get in its fine aslong as you dont knock a cap, so relax

Re-appling the tim is a good idea! Clean it off and re-apply and it will help to give better temps
post #7 of 11
definately clean off the old thermal compound. any contaminates in it will reduce the cooling capacity, from a little hair or lint, to a spec of dirt.

Use denatured alcohol or arctic clean to remove the old stuff. If you need a lint free cloth, a coffee filter makes a great substitute.
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post #8 of 11
AHH lol dude i notice the same issue, now the new ASUS boards come with a rather thick and heavily padded to protect from ES and EMI, you gotta kinda force it in on the IO and then slowly drop the board down over the standoffs while giving firm but light pressure on the IO shield

and yes please clean off old TIM and apply a half a grain of rice worth of metallic based TIM
    
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post #9 of 11
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Thanks guys...TIM is on along with the heatsink. Now for all the fans and power...hopefully this one isn't bad too. If it is, you'll hear me scream and probably have a few of these



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AHH lol dude i notice the same issue, now the new ASUS boards come with a rather thick and heavily padded to protect from ES and EMI, you gotta kinda force it in on the IO and then slowly drop the board down over the standoffs while giving firm but light pressure on the IO shield

and yes please clean off old TIM and apply a half a grain of rice worth of metallic based TIM
I'm glad I'm not the only one that think so.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
IT WORKS!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! I'm installing my OS and software now.
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