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What's the point of the retention bracket on the bottom of the mobo?

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  • Water Cooling
  • Motherboards
  • Corsair
  • Overclocking
Last response: in Overclocking
December 16, 2012 10:25:21 PM

My Corsair H60 came with a bracket that was supposed to mount on the bottom of the motherboard, I put it in, and mounted the rest, but the bottom mounted bracket fell off, but the cooler is still secure.

What's the purpose of the Bracket?

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December 16, 2012 11:22:23 PM

you didn't install it properly otherwise it's supposed to hold the entire cooling unit/chamber onto your mobo - and to answer your first question, the use of the bracket is to add support to the back of the mobo seeing how a cpu can cause a PCB to flex and usually result in an improper seating, leaving a slight bow, affecting temps negatively. The back plate gives a more even seating on the cpu contact patch.
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December 19, 2012 2:46:36 AM

The 4 screws around the H60 block should screw into the bracket I believe...
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December 19, 2012 4:07:17 AM

You're doing it wrong.
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