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I'm currently running my computer with my motherboard out of the case for modding reasons. I plan to run it outside of my case for about a week.

I have it sitting on a foam mat that came with the motherboard, but I plan to overclock it and was wondering if the heat would cause a problem with it sitting on the foam mat (possibly up to 62C). I do have a large piece of cardboard to put it on, but I was unsure about the metal bits sticking out of the bottom of the board.

Basically, will placing the motherboard on the foam mat be fine with CPU temperatures up to 62C?

Should I place my motherboard on the piece of cardboard instead of the foam mat? Will the cardboard damage the metal bits sticking out of the mobo's bottom?
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How about something like wood, or thick plastic. I have seen guys hang it on a wall.
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Don't got any of that around and I think the hard wood would be bad for the metal bits sticking out the back.

I remember some guy that was running a PC inside a cardboard box to hide it away from his parents. He basically changed a box that a computer case comes in to a substitute tower case. Sorry if it's a bit confusing
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you should be fine running the system on a piece of cardboard. Foam is questionable, it might melt. I have run my mobo on cardboard for a couple days before without and problems.
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you should be fine running the system on a piece of cardboard. Foam is questionable, it might melt. I have run my mobo on cardboard for a couple days before without and problems.
I was running Prime 95 and it only shot up to 46C or around there. That's not very hot for foam I think, but 60C+ might be cutting it. I know there will be no issue with heat on cardboard, but I just didn't know how it'll work out with the metal bits on the back of the board.

I'll guess I'll run my mobo on the cardboard then.
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