Can I install Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo with stock AMD AM3+ bracket on motherboard

I'm planning to install the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo on my Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 motherboard. Problem is, the motherboard comes with a back plate and heat sink mount already built in. And its screwed in so tight I'm not sure I can remove it.

Can the Cooler Master heat sink be installed on this AMD back plate/mount? Instead of using what the Cooler Master comes with?

Thanks, quick replies would be greatly appreciated.
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    You should use the CM backplate. The bracket seems to be in there fairly tight, but its actually not.
  2. Turns out the Coolermaster can't be mounted on the AMD back plate. But, I was able to remove the stock AMD back plate after I bought a better screwdriver (i.e. a new one). I installed the Coolermaster with the backplate it comes with.

    Also, a tip for others who have difficulty removing screws, wrap a rubber band around the tip of the screwdriver.
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