I am in the middle of building my first pc and i am having some trouble with the 212+.
When I was installing the backplate i couldnt figure out what those foam things that came with the package were for. I assumed they were supposed to go inbetween the backplate and the motherboard, so i put them on the backplate and attached it.
After i finaly manage to install the heat sink and get ready to put the fan on and see those same foam things and realize they were for noise canceling on the other fan.
Everything seems to be connected tightly, should i take the backplate off and remove the foam or leave it as is? please help me.
There was a little bit of glue stuck on one of the corners. I am just going to ask CM for a new one. I hope I didn't screw anything up. I only had 50% alcohol available to clean off cpu. I am using stock heatsink for now and I seem to idle 36-39c at boot up. Is that decent? I downloaded afterburner to try and view realtime temps but I guess you have to have a video card to use it.
The glue should not hurt anything. If you are worried tape over it with packing/electrical tape or something(just remember when you remove it, the tapes own glue will be stick to the plate because the heat will transfer it.). that still is just to keep the plate from shorting parts of the board.
Some companies actually have glue on back plates(I hate those and just leave the paper on then instead).