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Why do I need to remove the original backplate to install a new cooler

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November 9, 2009 12:07:29 AM

Hi!
Why do I need to remove the original backplate to install a new cooler?
ok, my mobo already has a motherboard/cpu backplate that is holding the CPU cooler on the left. Pushpins dont work because the backplate is there. and people have said that I need to install a new backplate for every cooler out there. but some coolers like this one
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
both the cpu cooler that i have installed and the one from tigerdirect have the same screws that hold them to the cpu.
inspiron 530 case.
if you can help me find one in ~$25 range, that is quite and not too large. the case is a mini tower, that firs a 92mm fan on the back. ATX powersupply.
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November 9, 2009 12:44:04 AM

I dont quite understand what this question is asking, but we need to know your socket to give you a good cpu cooler idea.
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November 9, 2009 12:54:31 AM

775. E4500CPU.
the question is why do I need to install a new backplate for a new cpu cooler when I already have a backplate installed.
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November 9, 2009 1:00:53 AM

Ok, aslong as your case can handele it a sunbeam "core contact freezer" would serve that CPU nicely.

If that wont fit in the case, you could try the 92mm core contact freezer.

As for your original question:
You need to remove the backplate because there are many ways that a cpu cooler ataches.

I asume the first one uses screws and the second one uses push pins.

why is it a problem that you need to remove the backplate?
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November 9, 2009 1:13:02 AM

I returned the one right because it doesnt need a backplate.
I have a backplate, but if i want to install that one i need to remove it, my stock cooler uses the backplate tho, so I want to get this Masscool because it looks like it has the 4 screws that i need to twist in so that it will be secured while using the original back palte.





http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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November 9, 2009 2:13:36 AM

Okay. the first cooler had 4 things called pushpins, that snapped directly into the mobo? The one on the right has a backplate with small screw holes to mount the cooler?

Not sure what your meaning. Your post is very hard to understand. When you give us better info maybe we can help.
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November 9, 2009 3:44:02 AM

ok, I edited the OP.
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November 9, 2009 4:12:29 AM

Still don't get it. Anyway, a good heatsink has a quality backplate, to prevent bending of the mobo due to the extreme mounting pressure. I'm sure your original Dell backplate is junk. Buy a quality HS and use the recommended backplate. How much do you know about Thermal Pastes?

Thanks for telling us you use an ATX PSU, you have a PSU. Like a car with 4 wheels. Big help.................. You know of a car with 2 wheels?

$30 is kinda, kinda much on the cheap side of quality. Ever seen this link? You don't need much for sure, you got a low wattage older chip E5500?. I think you need to make your case airflow better to start and dig into a better cooler. You got A TON TO LEARN about overclocking. Lets try for $50, okay? And take your time, your soo new at this you need to absorb lots of info.

http://www.frostytech.com/
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/core-i...

Edit... WOW thats an OLD PC and a very low powered one. I wouldn't bother trying to overclock. It's not going to help much. Buy a stock replacement CPU cooler if the old one is broke, look on ebay. No matter what you do you'll not be able to play any newer games.
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November 9, 2009 4:36:44 AM

I LOLd at that post connundrum.

But to OP... For every cpu cooler you will need to use the backplate it comes with.


I dont see the problem in removing the backplate and installing a new one...
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November 9, 2009 4:47:29 AM

Conumdrum said:
Still don't get it. Anyway, a good heatsink has a quality backplate, to prevent bending of the mobo due to the extreme mounting pressure. I'm sure your original Dell backplate is junk. Buy a quality HS and use the recommended backplate. How much do you know about Thermal Pastes?

Thanks for telling us you use an ATX PSU, you have a PSU. Like a car with 4 wheels. Big help.................. You know of a car with 2 wheels?

$30 is kinda, kinda much on the cheap side of quality. Ever seen this link? You don't need much for sure, you got a low wattage older chip E5500?. I think you need to make your case airflow better to start and dig into a better cooler. You got A TON TO LEARN about overclocking. Lets try for $50, okay? And take your time, your soo new at this you need to absorb lots of info.

http://www.frostytech.com/
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/core-i...

Edit... WOW thats an OLD PC and a very low powered one. I wouldn't bother trying to overclock. It's not going to help much. Buy a stock replacement CPU cooler if the old one is broke, look on ebay. No matter what you do you'll not be able to play any newer games.


u made no sense at all......

P.S. Im playing Crysis at high DX10 and and getting 25 FPS.
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November 9, 2009 5:00:13 AM

So you play a game. Cool. Have you ever heard of Prime 95 to load your CPU? Or using Furmark at the same time to push your rig to the max? What about Vantage? What are your temps on the CPU? Whay are you replacing your old cooler?

If you didn't understand what I said I'll just let you wander mindlessly on your own path, have fun.

My rig: I do have a clue about this stuff.
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=604016

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November 9, 2009 5:36:01 AM

and I can tell that you need to learn to read better.
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November 9, 2009 5:55:58 AM

Dude, we are perfectly literate... you need to learn to explain stuff better...

me and conundrum are some of the most expierienced members on this forum as far as overclocking goes...we know what were doing.

Ill toss in my rig aswell.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/254589-29-prepping-pi...
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November 9, 2009 2:07:54 PM

overshocked said:
Dude, we are perfectly literate... you need to learn to explain stuff better...

me and conundrum are some of the most expierienced members on this forum as far as overclocking goes...we know what were doing.

Ill toss in my rig aswell.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/254589-29-prepping-pi...


+1

really, listen to these guys, they know what they are doing
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November 10, 2009 12:55:09 AM

Thanks mindless, but I think it's a lost cause. I'm not a middle school teacher......... I'm an adult and rather deal with adult peeps.
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