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Your right. Mine didnt sit flush but it seems to be correct in that picture of the installation guide. I'm uninstalling everything right now
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Originally Posted by Tennobanzai View Post

Your right. Mine didnt sit flush but it seems to be correct in that picture of the installation guide. I'm uninstalling everything right now

By one of the pictures, it looks like they had a revision to add holes to that backplate, allowing it to sit flush to the Intel plate. Just mount it the same direction as shown, it will be raised a bit (and in my case, the rubber was smashed and funky looking), but will mount properly.
 
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Well, the way you have it in your pictures, is how it's supposed to be mounted. Just mount it this way (slightly raised in the back), buy the TRUE backplate and install it later. Shouldn't need to drain the loop to install the backplate thumb.gif

I feel like the slightly raised back is putting all the pressure on those 2 screws instead of the full ILM. The updated instructions say it needs to lay flush even. I just cut the rubber back a bit and it is slightly taller than the 2 shorter screws therefor the cooler will flush mount to the rubber pad. Taking pictures of it and will edit this post, looks much better this way.
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Your right. Mine didnt sit flush but it seems to be correct in that picture of the installation guide. I'm uninstalling everything right now

Your backplate has those 3 holes you need. Just rotate it to fit correctly. If you look closely there is the 2 holes on the bottom and 1 hole up top extra from mine that should fit right over your CPU socket ILM backplate.
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Here are the rubber cut out pics. I wish my backplate had the extra holes so I didn't have to ghetto rig this thing lol.

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The rubber provides enough tolerance to clear those screws. My case doesn't have a cutout for the backplate so I won't be able to see if it smashes the rubber hard enough to bottom out, but it sure seems way more flush and doesn't wobble under pressure of me pushing on it anymore.

Oh, and don't mind my extra dull x-acto knife cut job. I wore out the blade cutting my sound proofing and too cheap to replace it lol.
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Ack, got my people mixed up lol.

Tennobanzai, your backplate is the correct revision, as Strobe says, you need to turn yours 90 degrees and it will fit properly. Strobe's backplate is the old version.

Strobe, you should also turn yours back "vertical", so pressure is on all 3 Intel screws, rather than only two and sitting crooked.
 
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Ack, got my people mixed up lol.
Tennobanzai, your backplate is the correct revision, as Strobe says, you need to turn yours 90 degrees and it will fit properly. Strobe's backplate is the old version.
Strobe, you should also turn yours back "vertical", so pressure is on all 3 Intel screws, rather than only two and sitting crooked.

Did you check out my new pictures with the rubber cut out. That seems to rid the issue as long as my case has tall enough standoffs to handle the clearance.

EDIT: What bugs me is that 1156 has that same 3 screw ILM plate, so how did EK think I was ever going to mount this thing on 1156 or this 1155 without those 3 extra holes?
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Meh, it works the way it's pictured in the install guide, just sits funny.
 
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post #19 of 25
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Pics with the rubber cut out in place and the nuts on the top side tightened down with their red washers to hold the pegs in place. Think this will have to do for now. Might still buy that replacement ILM/backplate though just to make sure its all mounted nicely as I'd like to try taking this puppy up to 5GHz for some benches. Won't be that OC'ed much though. You can just barely see those 2 screws from the ILM that are sitting like .0001mm or w/e from the metal backplate and inside the rubber cut outs I made lol. All of these pictures are courtesy of my iphone 4s tongue.gif. I was about to buy a new camera on black friday, but this phone seems to do just fine.

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Well good thing I saw this thread. Now it's installed properly. I didn't have any high temps but hopefully this helps a little. In my instructions it does not show the use of the rubber backplate but it does in other platforms, so it's probably a reason why. Fits perfectly now.

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