ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED on 1155 with no backplate

I was installing my ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED when I noticed that I don't have a back plate for it at all. Would I be able to install it without a backplate, without damaging anything? I have an Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 mobo with an i5 2500k.

Here's the heatsink on newegg.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223
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  1. i see no backplate on the newegg pictures. just follow the manual
  2. alvine said:
    i see no backplate on the newegg pictures. just follow the manual


    The manual only shows how to install on a 775, and it says to use the 775 backplate.

    Everything fits and will work, I'm just worried about the mobo.
  3. When did you buy the cooler?

    "Note: Customers that purchased coolers before the inclusion of support for socket 1155/1156, can purchase the separately sold ZM-CS5A or ZM-CS5B mounting kit for installation onto socket 1155/1156. The mounting kit ZM-CS4A can be purchased separately for installation onto socket 1366"
  4. MKBL said:
    When did you buy the cooler?

    "Note: Customers that purchased coolers before the inclusion of support for socket 1155/1156, can purchase the separately sold ZM-CS5A or ZM-CS5B mounting kit for installation onto socket 1155/1156. The mounting kit ZM-CS4A can be purchased separately for installation onto socket 1366"


    I bought it before 1155, thanks for telling me about the mounting kit. Would it work on 1155?

    Edit: I just looked and it's out of stock, but would work for 1155. Should I install the heatsink without it?
  5. remote six said:
    I bought it before 1155, thanks for telling me about the mounting kit. Would it work on 1155?

    Edit: I just looked and it's out of stock, but would work for 1155. Should I install the heatsink without it?


    I would ask Zalman customer support.
  6. Anyone find solution?

    I am taring to attach this cooler on ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA115.
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