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Socket 3 and Socket 7 Mainboards.

By AgentBrad ·
Was wondering if the mounting holes on a Socket 3 Mainboard are exactly the same for a Socket 7 Mainboard which is to be installed into an AT Tower Case.

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Socket 3 and Socket 7 Mainboards.

by Ann777 In reply to Socket 3 and Socket 7 Mai ...

The socket design will not matter.

As long as the systemboard is designed for an AT case, the mounting holes will mesh.

If the systemboard is designed for an ATX case, then the mounting holes will NOT mesh.

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by AgentBrad In reply to Socket 3 and Socket 7 Mai ...

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by csmith In reply to Socket 3 and Socket 7 Mai ...

When you look in a AT case you will notice that there are options on where to put the mounting pegs.
Different MB manufacturers use different holes, but all AT cases can accommodate all AT boards.
(Just move the mounts to the proper place, as or if, necessary)
Regards, Chris

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by AgentBrad In reply to Socket 3 and Socket 7 Mai ...

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by TheChas In reply to Socket 3 and Socket 7 Mai ...

What size are the boards?

If the case is sized for any "Baby AT" boards and the new board is a full size board, it likely will not fit.

As long as the board is not too big for the case, you should be able to position enough stand-offs to properly support the board.

Make sure that there is enough free space around any mounting holes that will be using screw mounts. Some older boards had traces and components too close to the mounting holes, and insulating washers were required.

Chas

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