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The tuniq towers 775 backplate uses a thin pad with adhesive to stick to the back of the motherboard. Is there anything that needs to be placed between the backplate and the motherboard for protection like the thermalright ultra 120? the Tuniq Tower doesnt come with anything like that, and it doesnt mention it in the manual, but I wanted to ask to make sure since this is my first time using one. Thank you in advance
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I didn't use anything and my computer is still working .
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Thank you, one other question I forgot to add. I know with the thermalright ultra 120 you also apply thermalpaste on the heatsinks plate not just the CPU. I did this also with the tuniq, was that proper or no?
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yeah all i did was peel and stick my friend and it works great for me
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I had a TT120 installed for 3 weeks and that adhesive was SO HARD to get off. I had to jam steak knife in between the MB and backplate and apply some serious pressure to get the backplate off. It is part of the install, but just know that when you get ready to take it off, it will be a pain.

Just peal the sticker paper and line up the holes before you apply it.
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Thank you, one other question I forgot to add. I know with the thermalright ultra 120 you also apply thermalpaste on the heatsinks plate not just the CPU. I did this also with the tuniq, was that proper or no?
You mean thermalpaste on your cpu and then some more on the bottom of the Tuniq so that when you put on the tuniq it had the paste on its base and then also the paste on the cpu between them? Might end up with extra paste if you used the normal amount on each but if the temps are good one can't complain .
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You mean thermalpaste on your cpu and then some more on the bottom of the Tuniq so that when you put on the tuniq it had the paste on its base and then also the paste on the cpu between them? Might end up with extra paste if you used the normal amount on each but if the temps are good one can't complain .
alright thank you. I used a cpu from my previous build, it has some thermalpaste on it, i just did a thin layer on the bottom of the tower. Im hoping it won't be too much.
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alright thank you. I used a cpu from my previous build, it has some thermalpaste on it, i just did a thin layer on the bottom of the tower. Im hoping it won't be too much.
The proper way to do it would have been to clean both surfaces, the CPU and heat sink. Then apply a thin line of TIM on the CPU and only the CPU. Check your temps to make sure you are running your CPU really hot.
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alright thank you. I used a cpu from my previous build, it has some thermalpaste on it, i just did a thin layer on the bottom of the tower. Im hoping it won't be too much.



OMG...

You need to clean all the old Thermal paste off. Alcohol is usually a safe effective solution to use. Once you have the CPU and HSF clean, reapply a thin layer of thermal paste on the whole CPU then dab a little extra (very little) on the HSF before you mount it.

Mount it and give the HSF a couple of 1/4 turns back and forth to make sure the paste is spread evenly then tighten it down.
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OMG...

You need to clean all the old Thermal paste off. Alcohol is usually a safe effective solution to use. Once you have the CPU and HSF clean, reapply a thin layer of thermal paste on the whole CPU then dab a little extra (very little) on the HSF before you mount it.

Mount it and give the HSF a couple of 1/4 turns back and forth to make sure the paste is spread evenly then tighten it down.
ty
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