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Do I have to take out the motherboard to install a new heatsink?

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  • Cooler Master
  • Heatsinks
  • Intel
  • Motherboards
Last response: in CPUs
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.

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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.