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heatsink bracket causing short

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I have this on going problem where my pc wouldn't boot because of a short. I tested this out of the case so I'm 99% sure this is the reason. I got it to work by reinstalling everything a few times and just not touching it since. I had to move my pc around so it likely shorted again. What's the best way to permantly dealing with this problem? Using ASUS P45, Antec 1200, and xigmatek 1283 bracket
post #2 of 5
Well, reading the instructions never hurts.

You probably missed a standoff.
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Stand offs are fine
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If the bracket is touching something in the case, you can do something to insulate it such as a bit of electrical tape. I've seen this happen, where the standoffs were short and the bracket was thick, plus add the metal plate on the back of recent Intel sockets.
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Well this happened to me with my coolermaster hyper 212+ and resulted in a fried motherboard.

Now im always using rubber washers between the bracket and motherboard
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