Fitting 775 Motherboard Back Plate Tags: Heatsinks Akasa CPUs Motherboards Overclocking Last response: July 28, 2009 9:08 PM in Overclocking Share juggler73 July 28, 2009 1:13:24 PM hi i just need someones help with installing a backplate to my akasa 965 ive got the LGA 775 Motherboard Back Plate and D-TEK CPU Waterblock Mounting Hardware i have a worry about plate being against the motherboard is there a problem with being so close plus how much should i tighten the heatseak down once ive got it fitted More about : fitting 775 motherboard back plate rubix_1011 a b à CPUs a c 317 K Overclocking July 28, 2009 3:26:01 PM Tighten in x-pattern until finger tight. You don't want to wrench them down, but you do want good pressure to hold the block down and make good contact/spead out the TIM. fpsdominator July 28, 2009 3:48:37 PM Be sure to have some sort of electric insulation in between the backplate and the motherboard if the back plate is metal. otherwise you will have one hell of a short circuit! Related resources What socket 775 HSF does not require a back plate ? - Forum Socket 775 CPU Retention Plate ? - Forum CPU coolers fitting 1156 motherboard ? - Forum Metal Back Plate Problem! - Forum Dumb Question... (prongs on I/o plate )... - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rubix_1011 a b à CPUs a c 317 K Overclocking July 28, 2009 3:58:37 PM Those backplates usually have rubber mounts on them...but yes, make sure first. juggler73 July 28, 2009 5:49:26 PM it has a rubber thats the same shape as the back plate the bolts have a screw head on them i was going to thread the bolt - backplate - rubber - motherboard - washer - nut - heartsink - spring - washer - thumbnut rubix_1011 a b à CPUs a c 317 K Overclocking July 28, 2009 7:08:06 PM If you are worried, you can always head to the hardware store...they almost always have those nylon washers. juggler73 July 28, 2009 9:08:27 PM the bolt through kit has hard plastic washer so nothing metal touching metal thanks for your help Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAti radeon hd 5770 back plate ? ForumBack plate on case for MoBo ports ForumMotherboard doesn't install with I/O Plate installed? ForumBent CPU load plate on new motherboard -help! ForumMotherboard processor Load plate appears bent ForumNo back plate on motherboard ForumLGA 775 hsf installation ForumQuestion about IO Shield Plate ... ForumCooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Retention Plate Won't Match Standoff ForumThe LGA 775 load plate is supposed to be bent? ForumIs this considered a motherboard back plate ? ForumFans and heat sinks without a custom back plate ForumFixed Voltage ForumNew motherboard ForumAbout to overclock, 780i or 790i motherboard? More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !