considering first build

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by jd10013, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. jevery

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    Did a little research and it seems that the tabs are indeed to ground the socket to reduce electromagnetic interference per the FCC. Maybe we both got that particular tab caught and pushed the wrong way when positioning the board, although, it seems designed to provide the locking tab for the connector. On some posts I read that some people just snip them off rather than dealing with trying to get them positioned correctly. Apparently the component or socket will still work fine, it will just produce more interference than intended. It only becomes a real problem when the tab blocks the port.

    So, I’m not remounting my board because it seems to be working fine.
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    It can and will cause problems with the system. I just had an issue like this awhile back with a system I built for someone. Caused all kinds of issues actually. Took the motherboard back out bent the tabs out of the way and no more issues. If the ethernet cable doesn't snap in, then there is still an issue somewhere.
     
  3. jd10013

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    oh, it does snap in now. when I said went in but wouldn't lock I meant before I bent it back. what kind of issues were you having? haven't experienced any so far. but like I said, the port isn't an issue as it will never be used.
     
  4. johnb35

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    Well, I had shut down issues where would lose signal to monitor but cpu and case fans would still run. Also, the sound driver wouldn't install properly.
     
  5. jd10013

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    that's exactly what mine was doing. seemed like a software thing but being a complete novice I wasn't sure. but fixed it by changing the power options. like I said in an above post, windows 10 has this weird fast startup/shutdown feature that keeps the kernel running so it can start up quickly. kind of tricky to change cause the you have to click the link that says "change options that are currently unavailable" gota love MS.

    but looking around the internet, the consensus seem to be an IO shield is just about completely unnecessary. some say you need if for dust, and something about European rules or regs that require it. but the sentiment of 95% out there, forums and places like toms hardware, say it's just aesthetic. no idea if that's correct or not
     
  6. johnb35

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    I've never had a problem with that option. The only thing that bothers me about that is that sometimes it takes forever for system to shutdown totally. I usually disable it when I build systems for clients and it takes a long time to shutdown. I haven't had the issue in quite some time though. May be more prominent in the early releases of windows 10 though. Did you install the latest version of 10?
     
  7. jd10013

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    yea, bought it the other day. but from searching the internet seems to affect some systems and not others. some people had problems with shutting down but could restart fine, some couldn't do either. so could be some kind of compatibility issue.
     

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