Do I have to take out the motherboard to install a new heatsink? Tags: CPUs Cooler Master Heatsinks Intel Motherboards Last response: February 23, 2013 3:52 PM in CPUs Share DivineIntellegence February 23, 2013 3:44:43 PM I'm planning to change my stock intel heatsink to a coolermaster t4, my motherboard is an asrock z77 4. More about : motherboard install heatsink MauveCloud a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard February 23, 2013 3:52:17 PM That depends on your case. Some cases have an opening behind the cpu to allow mounting a backplate for a cpu cooler. If your case doesn't have that, you'll need to take the motherboard out of the case first. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedhow do i install my new heatsink on my AM3+ motherboard Forum SolvedDo i need to take the motherboard out of the comptuter to put new thermal paste on? Forum Take out Mobo to install new HSF? Forum What steps should I take for install new motherboard? Forum SolvedWhat is the best network adapter out there to take advantage of my new router? Forum SolvedConfused with the motherboard, heatsink cooler & ram help me out? Forum SolvedCan I take the HDD out of my old desktop and put it in my new computer and still be able to use window 7? Forum SolvedI need to buy a new computer but I also need to take 2 hard drives out of the old one Forum SolvedNew Motherboard - Take the risk? Forum order of install heatsink out of case or in case ? Forum SolvedCPU Temp After New Heatsink Install Forum Solvedcan i take out the pre built fan on a retail case and replace it with a new one? Forum Motherboard shorting out after new CPU cooler install Forum Instaling new heatsink to motherboard, help? Forum SolvedHow do you take a new Crucial SO-DIMM out of it's plastic case? Forum SolvedTake out SSD in desktop, and use it on new laptop Forum SolvedHow can I find out what cpu my wg43m motherboard will take Forum SolvedCpu cooler for lga 1155 that mounts without having to take the motherboard out Forum SolvedJust put thermal paste on CPU cooler and installed it, but had to take it out again to fit ram. Should I clean and apply again Forum How do u take out stock heatsink/fan on slot1 p3? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !