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2020/11/23 15:59:45 (permalink)
Just a quickie, the screws used to mount the 2 m.2 nvme drives under the PCI ex slots, what driver is
used for these screws, and how to aquire one? i thought it was phillips, but none of the many sizes i have seem to
snug in the screw. 
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    Re: EVGA Dark x299 M.2 slots 2020/11/23 18:15:40 (permalink)
    I've been using this kit for around 7 years and it works great for computer teardowns with odd/small screws.
     
    Edit: My kit is magnetic, but it looks like the newer version might not be? Edit: I forgot that I had added a stack of small neodymium magnets (like these) under the twisty part of the handle (you can just pull off the black bit and add a stack - it works extremely well).
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    Re: EVGA Dark x299 M.2 slots 2020/11/24 04:03:57 (permalink)
    That would be great, thx yea. Tere just werid screws, and when i installed my 970 pro, it took an hour 
    just to thread scew in hole.
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    Re: EVGA Dark x299 M.2 slots 2020/11/24 05:37:06 (permalink)
    I haven't seen the Dark screw but most M.2 screws I have seen have just been a philips and I have just used an eye glass screw driver I had to tighten them.

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    Re: EVGA Dark x299 M.2 slots 2020/11/24 06:21:08 (permalink)
    It is philips just very small philips. I had to use the baby philips from my nintendo switch kit. 
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    Re: EVGA Dark x299 M.2 slots 2020/11/24 14:15:37 (permalink)
    I'll give it a try. gonna mount another nvme soon, and change battery, btw what battery does this board take, since
    its it flat
     
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    Re: EVGA Dark x299 M.2 slots 2020/11/24 15:57:32 (permalink)
    dmann304
    I'll give it a try. gonna mount another nvme soon, and change battery, btw what battery does this board take, since
    its it flat



    https://www.deskdecode.com/cmos-battery/
     
    It should be a CR2032 if memory serves.

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    Re: EVGA Dark x299 M.2 slots 2020/11/24 17:08:29 (permalink)
    Sweet, I have those at work. So if the box is unplugged for awhile, and i get the cmos error in x299 UEFI screen, then
    its the battery?
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    Re: EVGA Dark x299 M.2 slots 2020/11/24 18:33:19 (permalink)
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    Sweet, I have those at work. So if the box is unplugged for awhile, and i get the cmos error in x299 UEFI screen, then
    its the battery?


    Very likely, yes.

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    Re: EVGA Dark x299 M.2 slots 2020/12/14 11:32:13 (permalink)
    Have a question: Where do the M2 Thermal pads need to be placed?
    Can't find instructions in the manual.
     
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    Re: EVGA Dark x299 M.2 slots 2020/12/14 20:31:29 (permalink)
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    Have a question: Where do the M2 Thermal pads need to be placed?
    Can't find instructions in the manual.
     
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    Page 40, step 4, in your mobo manual says "add one thermal pad – included with the X299 Dark accessories – to the outlined area below"..Also, the nameplate sticker on top of some SSDs are metallic and act as a heat sink/heat spreader.

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