Originally Posted by barrysgoods
It comes with a backplate but the directions say you might not need to use it, I am just wondering if any of you when installed your 9700 used the backplate. I currently have everything hooked up in the computer and I am trying to troubleshoot if my qx6700 has a problem so I really dont want to have to remove the mobo and install this then reattach the mobo. Thanks in advance for your responces.
On an Intel board, you WILL need the backplate. The comment about not needing it probably refers to an AMD rig....
There is no way to install this cooler on an Intel mobo without the backplate. You will have to take the board out.. sorry
Thus, take board out, put backplate in place, screw down the bracket, and then screw the cooler onto the bracket using the 'S' clip.
I have one myself... it's a bit of an effort to install, but not too hard. Note that the cooler will seem a little 'loose' once installed. This is normal.
Also, to get the best results with this cooler, you will need excellent front-to-back airflow in your case.