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This is mine.. Im not sure if the washer under the spacers and the mobo is a problem... Would it short the mobo??
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This is mine.. Im not sure if the washer under the spacers and the mobo is a problem... Would it short the mobo??
Yup, take that washer out under the spacer. It wont allow you to apply enough pressure if you leave it in.
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but the problem is if I do, the hole that is in the mobo there is bigger than the little eyelets Corsair provides. The spacers that go in the h50 wont sit just right on the mobo then.
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You might have the screw threaded into the wrong hole on the spacer. I do believe those mobo holes are standardized size. Maybe not. I have a Gigabyte mobo and I did not have that issue. Well even so, you should still be able to apply more pressure then you did before. Fire it up and see if there is any improvement to your temps.
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I havent even turned it on yet. but will that washer short out my mobo? thats my concern right now. Theres only one hole to thread the screw into. If you saw a few pages back when I posted the backplate and the two different screws, youll see the eyelet size. That eyelet is smaller than this ASUS one. But Corsair has that plastic backplate that also goes into the hole. Where this ASUS backplate the whole eyelet fits through the hole.
It just seems that if I take the backplate off, and the washer that the pressure wont be equal and possibly cause the plastic to crack since part of the spacer is almost as wide as the hole.

if the washer will not short the mobo out, ill turn it on and see the temps. Because to be honest, I have that thing tightened hard... and is very strongly attached
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I wouldnt if I were you. First off the washers where you have them arent helping. And how they are sitting and you saying "tightened hard" does concern me a little after looking at how the washers overlap the conductors on the mobo.
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okay i took it apart... and what i find, the spacers conforming to the shape of the washers... am I screwed now?
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No your ok. just remove the washers between the spacers and the mobo. You want it tight, but you dont need to crank on it. You should be fine. You might try those hard rubber washers if it is an issue. That way you can compress the rubber without falling into the hole. And you wont interfere with the circuitry.
post #1059 of 28303
JUst snap a picture of ur mobos holes, as I think they are standard size like all other motherboard and u wont need that washers between mobo and spacers. Make sure u use plastic washers for the back of your mobo if u are using nuts.
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I take the ASUS metal backplate off as well??

So ill have nut-washer-h50 spacer-mobo-washer-screw

Correct?

Here is what the spacer looks like now (left) and the spacer with 2 holes is on the right. Is it still okay to use the one on the left?

its a metal washer on the back of the mobo in front of the screw head, but theres that ring around the hole.. and it doesnt go beyond that hole so im fine
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