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Processor Fan Backplate
Jun 25, 2012, 2:41 PM
Hello, I took apart my computer in order to install a motherboard, I managed to take off the processor fan but I am unable to take out the backplate.
The backplate has no screws and the holes were covered in a transparent plastic material which I clipped off using a flat head screw driver but the backplate is still stuck to the motherboard.
Jun 25, 2012
Jun 25, 2012, 2:54 PM
Why are you trying to remove the backplate?? It's part of the motherboard. lol
It would help if you mentioned what motherboard your talking about....
Jun 25, 2012, 3:02 PM
The motherboard im replacing is a dell Inspiron 560 and it has a intel q8300 stock cooler.
The new motherboard does not have a backplate in order for me to screw the processor fan into.
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Jun 25, 2012, 3:39 PM
A stock intel heatsink doesn't use a backplate, it presses into the holes on the mobo. The fan you have is likely a Dell fan, not an Intel fan.
You'll need a intel compatible fan for your new motherboard.
Jun 25, 2012, 3:42 PM
If its the exact same mobo you can probably just transfer over the heatsink + bracket over.
Take a pic and we might be able to help.
Jun 25, 2012, 4:47 PM
Problem solved, had to rip off the backplate as it was glued on by dell.... I am now up and running with the new motherboard.
Credits~ Nick Pashtoon
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