Should I take off stock backplate? Tags: Motherboards CPUs Last response: January 5, 2013 10:27 AM in Motherboards Share PoePoe8924 January 5, 2013 9:31:46 AM Bought a Zalman CNPS9900 Max CPU cooler for my system. It came with a new backplate for my motherboard. Should I take off the mobo's stock backplate and put this new one on? MOBO - ASRock Z77 Pro 3 (1155 socket) CPU - i5-3570k Case - Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Any ideas or inputs is much appreciated. I love learning this stuff from you all that already know much much more. More about : stock backplate abbadon_34 a b V Motherboard January 5, 2013 10:14:07 AM To be safe, yes, assuming your still in the beginning stages of your build. There's not always necesarry, but are there for a reason. m 0 l manofchalk a c 80 V Motherboard a c 114 à CPUs January 5, 2013 10:19:51 AM Provided you haven't put any cooling on the board other than stock, there shouldn't be a backplate. If there is somehow, then it would be best to replace it with what came with your Zalman cooler. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer PoePoe8924 January 5, 2013 10:27:42 AM Okay thank you very much I will get right to installing it. At least its an easy change. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Do I need to take off the backplate to watercool a EVGA gtx 680? Forum Solvedcoolermaster hyper 212 evo jiggled a bit when putting second fan on.. should i take off and reapply thermal paste? Forum SolvedShould i leave the thermal paste on or take it off? Forum SolvedReplace stock backplate on Sabertooth with evo 212 backplate? Forum SolvedCan't remove stock AMD backplate, so I can install new Hyper 212 EVO. Forum SolvedMy hard drive sounds like a 747 taking off. Once it's all booted up, it works fine. Should I be concerned. (This has been h Forum Can I remove the backplate off of the GPU? Forum Using outdoor antenna with AP - should I leave take off in.. Forum Should I remove the plastic from the backplate? Forum Solvedhow to take .jpg format off a picture on android Forum SolvedWhich bundle should I take? Forum SolvedWhat motherboard should I take Forum SolvedWhich edition of Windows 7 should i take? Forum SolvedHow do you take off the front fan of the HAF X Blue Edition? Forum SolvedWhat are these 2 metal clips for on this DIMM, and can you take them off to see how much RAM it is? Forum SolvedWhat power supply should I take? Forum Solvedis it OK to connect 2 monitors and turn off 1??will the turned off display take power??? Forum SolvedNew GPU: should I take either the Radeon HD 7950 or the Radeon HD 7870 Forum Solvedhow to take photos off a non powering harddrive Forum SolvedWhich cpu i should take? Power savings etc Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !