Closed Help me install 212 EVO please Tags: Cooler Master Motherboards Evo Components Last response: December 16, 2012 11:42 PM in Components Share Adroid December 16, 2012 7:25:39 PM I was in the process of installing my 212 EVO, I noticed a very annoying note on the instructions http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/upload/download/279/fil... "Don't peel off the insulating tape. The insulating tape must face the motherboard" Ok.... On a socket 1155 (installing on 3570K) In order to face the motherboard, the insulating tape must be peeled off and installed on other side of back plate. Yes or no? should I stop worrying about it? That is freaking confusing and I don't wanna mess it up. More about : install 212 evo Best solution 13thmonkey a b V Motherboard December 16, 2012 7:42:34 PM don't confuse thermal tape with insulating tape. the back plate must have the insulating tape between it and the motherboard on the back of the mobo. the heatsink should have the thermal pad between the heatsink and the cpu. Adroid December 16, 2012 7:56:22 PM Thanks I just figured it out. On one side of the backplate there is insulating tape on the FEET. On the other side of the backplay there is insulating tape on the BODY of the surface. Its hard to explain without a picture, but in other words there is insulating tape on BOTH sides of the backplate, so depending on what mobo socket you use, insulating tape will touch. I feel pretty stupid for posting, but what happened is I install the backplate, then read the note, then look at see tape on the wrong side. I will leave this post up for anyone else who has a tendancy to overthink things =x Related resources please help cooler master hyper 212evo not working - Forum Coolermaster hyper 212 evo not working help !!!!!!!! - Forum My cpu not working after installing cooler master hyper 212 evo - Forum New i7 3770k + 212 EVO - Temps high? - Forum I5 3570k @ 4.8ghz 75c hyper 212 evo - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Adroid December 16, 2012 7:56:32 PM Best answer selected by Adroid. 13thmonkey a b V Motherboard December 16, 2012 8:09:18 PM that's fine, stupid thing to have done would have been to not have asked. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWould Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO fit in my case? ForumH60 vs 212 Evo ForumCM Vortex Plus VS CM Hyper 212 EVO ForumHyper 212 Evo HIGH TEMPS help please ! ForumFirst build-general anti-static + 212 evo heatsink install question ForumTrouble with CM Hyper 212 EVO ForumHyper 212 evo LOUD(1864 RPM) at idle? Please Help ! ForumInstalling cooler master hpyer 212 evo on asus m4a79 deluxe? ForumHyper 212 EVO installation help ForumCan't remove stock AMD backplate, so I can install new Hyper 212 EVO . ForumInstalled Evo 212 , having some problems with gaming. ForumRemoving Intel Cooler and installing 212Evo , Tips? ForumWill this PSU be enough? ForumHelp picking a new psu ForumRandom CPU drops to <10% help! More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !