Originally Posted by ckybam3;12040468
do I have to use the adhesive? like cant I take that off before I mount it?
I kept the adhesive on for two reasons:
1. so I don't have to hold the backplate while screwing in the h50
2. to minimize the risk of the backplate shorting out any of the solder points on the back of the mobo. It doesn't sit directly on any, but there are a few right next to it.
You don't have to leave it on, but it will take some serious chemicals to clean the residue off of it. I recommend citrus degreaser, which you can get from most bike shops. But if it's a sturdy backplate, I don't know why you wouldn't just want it stuck on. I would mod any cooler to work with a solid backplate. Also, both sides have adhesive when you first get it - I had to clean off all the adhesive from the side facing away from the mobo.Edited by cmeeks - 1/17/11 at 1:31am