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Fitting 775 Motherboard Back Plate
Jul 28, 2009, 1:13 PM
i just need someones help with installing a backplate to my akasa 965
ive got the
LGA 775 Motherboard Back Plate
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
Jul 28, 2009
fitting motherboard back plate
Jul 28, 2009, 3:26 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.
Jul 28, 2009, 3:48 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!
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Jul 28, 2009, 3:58 PM
Those backplates usually have rubber mounts on them...but yes, make sure first.
Jul 28, 2009, 5:49 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
Jul 28, 2009, 7:08 PM
If you are worried, you can always head to the hardware store...they almost always have those nylon washers.
Jul 28, 2009, 9:08 PM
the bolt through kit has hard plastic washer
so nothing metal touching metal
thanks for your help
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