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post #11 of 20
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Nope, not at the moment. I am sticking to the stock cooler for the moment, which overheats immediately when i fire up intel burn test...
So my best bet now is on RMA and hope that they will provide me with one fore one exchange.
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post #12 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by anuclearbomb;15507851 
Nope, not at the moment. I am sticking to the stock cooler for the moment, which overheats immediately when i fire up intel burn test...
So my best bet now is on RMA and hope that they will provide me with one fore one exchange.

I'm not too sure if they will RMA you if you tell them you are using an aftermarket cooler, definitely research on that. be careful what you tell them
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OMG. My Hyper 212+ backplate, only 2 of the 3 surfaces have the black sticker on it. One surface, has the bare metal. What's up here? Dangerous?
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post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by crazydj;15508069 
OMG. My Hyper 212+ backplate, only 2 of the 3 surfaces have the black sticker on it. One surface, has the bare metal. What's up here? Dangerous?

As long as the part that's touching your mobo has the insulation then its fine. Anyway my problem probably lies in the quality of my motherboard, as it couldnt withstand the weight of the hyper 212 (400g+) while most boards out there have no problem handling much heavier coolers.
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post #15 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by anuclearbomb;15508138 
As long as the part that's touching your mobo has the insulation then its fine. Anyway my problem probably lies in the quality of my motherboard, as it couldnt withstand the weight of the hyper 212 (400g+) while most boards out there have no problem handling much heavier coolers.

But all the 4 "feets", only 1 feet does not have the insulating grey backing. Can i just put like, one side of double sided tape to be safe? Or do all backplates only have just 3 with the insulating backing?
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post #16 of 20
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are you using this cooler right now? because i doubt you can boot up your pc if the one of the supporting leg is not insulated. and even if your pc could boot, its harmful to do so as the back plate can short circuit your board. If you want to put some insulation material below, make sure its of the same height as the other padding.
Best if you upload a photo for us to see what is the problem.
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post #17 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazydj;15508217 
But all the 4 "feets", only 1 feet does not have the insulating grey backing. Can i just put like, one side of double sided tape to be safe? Or do all backplates only have just 3 with the insulating backing?
I'd just stick one or two layers of electrical tape on the backplate, no point in using double sided.
 
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You see the "4 legs" of the backplate where it touches the motherboard? Yeah, only 3 have the insulating piece of paper on them. One of them, the last one, is just bare metal. I've used it on my 775 rig with no problems at all.

I was thinking of using just double sided tape with only one backing taped to the backplate. The other side, i will just leave the 'shiny' part on. I was thinking on the same lines of it being consistent with the other 3 insulation.
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post #19 of 20
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it ran without problem? wow.
anyway just use thick paper board or tape. whichever you can find to insulate it. It's always better to do so than leaving the metal part in contact with the motherboard
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anuclearbomb;15508515 
it ran without problem? wow.
anyway just use thick paper board or tape. whichever you can find to insulate it. It's always better to do so than leaving the metal part in contact with the motherboard

I didn't know seriously. But when i installed the thing, i looked at the board and i didn't see any solder or connectors or stuff in the path of the "feet".
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