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Fitting 775 Motherboard Back Plate

Last response: in Overclocking
July 28, 2009 1:13:24 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
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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.
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!
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July 28, 2009 3:58:37 PM

Those backplates usually have rubber mounts on them...but yes, make sure first.
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
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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.
July 28, 2009 9:08:27 PM

the bolt through kit has hard plastic washer

so nothing metal touching metal

thanks for your help