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am i reading this right? do i need to take out my mobo and put something underneath for the TRUE. i'm thinking this could fry the mobo... but i am a noob lol
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am i reading this right? do i need to take out my mobo and put something underneath for the TRUE. i'm thinking this could fry the mobo... but i am a noob lol
wont fry anything

yes you have to remove mobo
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ulrat?

Indeed..get that mobo outta there. If you follow the instructions, you'll be just fine.
    
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and when you get confused by the screws, its the larger set for intel cpu's iirc
as far as how much to tighten it, use criss cross until they are very snug. mine seems really tight but I can still pivot the true if I try. seems about right
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am i reading this right? do i need to take out my mobo and put something underneath for the TRUE. i'm thinking this could fry the mobo... but i am a noob lol
Yes, if you're installing the TRUE on an Intel (socket 775) motherboard, you'll need to pull the mobo to put on the backplate. The backplate is needed hold down the ginormous heatsink. (AMD installation is a little different.) And no, you won't fry the motherboard. The backplate has a non-conductive pad and plastic guard which prevent any grounding and subsequent nuclear explosions of your mobo, lol.

Here is a image from FrostyTech. The Intel backplate is on the left:



More detailed installation instructions can be found at Thermalright's website. Just remember to put the backplate on correctly, like this (not upside down!):


The instructions included with the TRUE's package are also helpful.
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Yes, if you're installing the TRUE on an Intel (socket 775) motherboard, you'll need to pull the mobo to put on the backplate. The backplate is needed hold down the ginormous heatsink. (AMD installation is a little different.) And no, you won't fry the motherboard. The backplate has a non-conductive pad and plastic guard which prevent any grounding and subsequent nuclear explosions of your mobo, lol.

Here is a image from FrostyTech. The Intel backplate is on the left:



More detailed installation instructions can be found at Thermalright's website. Just remember to put the backplate on correctly, like this (not upside down!):


The instructions included with the TRUE's package are also helpful.
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