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 82 V Motherboard a c 116 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 SolvedQuietest Cpu cooler? (Stock fan sounds like a jet taking off) 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 Solvedshould i remove original motherboard backplate Forum SolvedShould I remove the plastic from the 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 Using outdoor antenna with AP - should I leave take off in.. Forum Can I remove the backplate off of the GPU? Forum SolvedRMA'd Corsair HX850 PSU, they offer me a RM850, should I take it? Forum SolvedWhich CPU should I take between the Intel Core i5-4690K Intel Core i5-4590. Forum SolvedShould I wait for 14nm intel processors for my laptop I'll buy? And how is this laptop, please take a look at it. Forum SolvedHow hot should my intel i5 4570 (stock fan) before Ishould worryabout damaging my processor. Forum SolvedWhat ram should i take ? Forum SolvedStock coolers, how should I search the web ? Forum SolvedMy Android Tablet Wont turn on Anymore! And i cant take the back off Forum SolvedWhich master should i take? Forum SolvedWhat GPU should I take? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !