Comparing I/O Shield to Motherboard I/O Connectors
The I/O shield that comes with the case doesnt match up with the connectors on the mainboard. We can see this by comparing the I/O connectors on the mainboard to the shield. Just hold the mainboard up to the shield or place it inside the case so the connectors face the I/O shield to see if the mainboard matches the existing I/O shield. If the mainboard comes with its own I/O shield, we can hold up the I/O shield that comes with the mainboard and compare it to the one that comes with the case (Figure 56).
Our mainboard has built-in networking, and there is an RJ-45 network connection directly to the mainboard. The I/O shield that comes with the mainboard allows for this connection, while the standard one that comes with the case doesnt. So, we need to replace the I/O shield.
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