Just received all my new parts for my rig and I am trying to install my Scythe Mugen 2 heat sync. The directions state I should remove the original back plate but will absolutely not budge. I have removed the top portion on the top of the mobo but the orginal back plate will not come off.
I installed the heat sync anyways but far from how the instructions with the Scythe show. I am concerned that contact between the CPU and heat sync might not be the best. I am showing 41 degrees C in bios with the CPU OC'd at 3.4Ghz . This is the exact same as the mobo temp.
Should I be worried?
Core i7 920
ASUS P6TD Deluxe
Scythe Mugen 2
Thanks for any advice!
I have the same Asus board. I put in the Prolimatech Megahalems and it was very easy. The P6td is very rigid and sturdy and can support a large heatsink. I wouldn't mess with removing back plates.