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I have an ancient asus silent square which i've used on a number of builds since i bought it, however recently i attached it to a 790x am3 board for the first time and saw these 2 sponge looking strips.

As you probably guessed, my stock asus backplate does not accomodate for this like newer backplates do, however the new backplate i got with my 1090t did have a space for them, but its screw holes were far to big for my cooler to fit into.

in the end i just used the old backplate, sponge be damned.

Today my system randomly crashed during a long session of cod4. being the genius i am, i immediately jumped to the conclusion my earlier brashness had caused a cpu overheat and the gods were punishing me.

in short, should i probably fork out for a new backplate that fits my old cooler and has sponge clearance lanes?
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Pioneer BD-ROM Noctua NH-D14 Win 7 HP 64bit Asus 23.6" Widescreen VH242H HD-LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm Quickfire Ultimate Keyboard - Brown Sw... Corsair RM1000X Antec 1200 Gigabyte GM-M6880 
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If it will help your temps then by all means yes.
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