MSI Motherboard screw fiing diagram missing

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Hi

New to this forum having just purchased MSI B450M VDH PRO MAX Board with AMD Ryzen 5 3400G. Now may just be me? but being a novice the motherboard came with a bag of fixing screws and no diagram as to which screws to use for which part of installation into case.Whilst I am quite ok with assembly this is my first attempt and I dont want to mess up! Also the RYZEN CPU instructions doesnt explain if the 2 black brackets fixed by screws to the board on purchase have to be removed to fix the CPU Fan and heatsink? I guess it depends on which heatsink but it would be helpful if this was explained in the somewhat patchy quick install guide and the online guide doesnt have a diagram of screw fixing positions,unless of course I have missed it..
Any help appreciated
Graham
 

Alan J T

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Board installation instructions comes with the Case. The CPU Cooler instructions come with the CPU. and should be in the box unless it is just the Clip attachment.
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Hi

New to this forum having just purchased MSI B450M VDH PRO MAX Board with AMD Ryzen 5 3400G. Now may just be me? but being a novice the motherboard came with a bag of fixing screws and no diagram as to which screws to use for which part of installation into case.Whilst I am quite ok with assembly this is my first attempt and I dont want to mess up! Also the RYZEN CPU instructions doesnt explain if the 2 black brackets fixed by screws to the board on purchase have to be removed to fix the CPU Fan and heatsink? I guess it depends on which heatsink but it would be helpful if this was explained in the somewhat patchy quick install guide and the online guide doesnt have a diagram of screw fixing positions,unless of course I have missed it..
Any help appreciated
Graham
 

Alan J T

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New to this forum having just purchased MSI B450M VDH PRO MAX Board with AMD Ryzen 5 3400G. Now may just be me? but being a novice the motherboard came with a bag of fixing screws and no diagram as to which screws to use for which part of installation into case.
SO just looked at the Manual for your Board and well it SUCKS balls :nono::nono::nooo: major suck JOB done by MSI on that one :dope-slap::dope-slap::dope-slap::dope-slap:. And I see why you were having problems. :biggthumbsup:
 

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I have that board. All the hardware for mounting the MB should be with the case not the motherboard as Alan said. Which CPU cooler are you using with the 3400G?

For screw fixing positions only use the hole's in the motherboard that look like this

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I think there is 8 in total. You will need to Move / Install the correct standoffs in the case to match the holes in the motherboard
 
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Hi guys,

I'm using this tread beacuse I also have a problem with screws.
I got the B450M A PRO MAX and I think is very close to this one.
I need to know what size is the ssd m.2 fixing screw as MB didn't come with it.

Appreciate in advance.
 

stormy1352

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m.2 screw normally comes in a little bag
If it is anything like my B550 Tomahawk the M.2 screws came in a small ziplock bag (about the same size as a dime bag if you know what that is). If that is what they came in look everywhere in the motherboard box, including the manual (yes the bag is that small).
 

Alan J T

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Thanks guys,
Unfortunately, I threw way MB box 2 weeks ago but I found a suplyer close here.

Thank you.
Ods are you will find it the same way I have found them, As they rattle there way up the Vacuum Cleaner to disappear forever. Never to been seen or heard from again.
 
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