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Will this retention bracket work?

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Hey all, I'm on the hunt for a new backplate for my 990fx sabertooth as a screw got jammed in the backplate and snapped off in it. I've read that am2/am3/am3+ backplates are all the same, so will this one work? http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Motherboard-AM2-AM2-AM3-Socket-940-Retention-bracket-Holder-Clip-/250969773946#shpCntId
Thanks!
post #2 of 7
It will work if there is room for the bracket as there are two kinds of am2/+/3/+ brackets as you can see here.

The kind like you have in your post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA27C15K9364


And the slim kind

http://www.amazon.com/Gino-Yellow-Mainboard-Retention-Bracket/dp/B00FGX14LU/ref=sr_1_29?ie=UTF8&qid=1395770867&sr=8-29&keywords=amd+retention+bracket


They are the same except for this area.

Edited by Severon300 - 3/25/14 at 11:19am
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post #3 of 7
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Well i don't need the actual bracket, just the backplate. My backplate has two separated plastic parts that screw in through the mb to the bracket. I've still got the separated raised plastic mounting parts, just need the metal backplate for them to screw in to. Those ar e plastic brackets by the way, i think I need eed the metal kind...
post #4 of 7
What cooler are you using? As some the aftermarket coolers use different brackets and backplates. That being said the actual backplate should be the same.
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post #6 of 7

+rep

AMD backplates have been the same for a while. This will work OP
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post #7 of 7
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Great, thanks gentlemen.
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