End User wrote:
Misplaced MB standoff shorting it out?
Did have to remove one standoff for the new MB in the new tower case.
But the original problem MB was tested out of the case sitting on the box.
I always test first in the simplest state possible.
I do like that back plate. It must protect > 80% of the MB from any "short"
(Barring the loose screws out of the back plate it self!)
Oh, also went with a thermal heat pad for "now". approx $13 for 145mm square x .5mm
Taking the cpu out of the old bad MB and cleaning everything up...
What a mess!
Little too generous with the paste but "a little dab in the middle" won't do it"