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Will an evga gtx 480 backplate fit on a gtx 480 with an axp cooler without any moddin

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Title says it all. I have a gtx 480 with an accelero xtreme plus cooler on it and I was wondering if you can put a backplate on it without any modding. Is it possible? Thanks!
    
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
Title says it all. I have a gtx 480 with an accelero xtreme plus cooler on it and I was wondering if you can put a backplate on it without any modding. Is it possible? Thanks!
I don't see why it shouldn't. The backplate has nothing to do with the front cooler because I think it just screws in the back. If EVGA GTX 480 and the one you have are both the same reference design then it should work.

I'm sure someone else will have a better input on this.
    
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The axp cooler only uses screws around the gpu core and the screws for the gpu core that it uses are not the stock ones, so that's why I'm asking.
    
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I knew I had seen it done somewhere
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-cool...installed.html
    
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I asked Warburg how he installed his EVGA backplate:
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I'll take some pictures of exactly what I did to fit the backplate on with the AXP. But basically, I had to drill the 4 holes in a square shaped pattern (Right angle from the normal backplate holes) on the backplate, and than had to find screws that where the size of the smaller backplate holes (the holes that match the PCB small holes), and tighten those screws from the PCB UP into the Backplate. Before I did all this though, I used the screws to thread the backplate holes so that they would screw in flush from the PCB -> Backplate.

In short, I had to put on the Backplate first, and than the AXP after, because once the AXP is on, you can't get access to the PCB holes to screw into the backplate.
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in short no... you need to modd it.... to install it properly

you really need to screw the backplate in from below with some screws that are a bit bigger then the holes in the backplate....

which means you have to then screw the AXP cooler on afterwards....

I drilled 4 holes in the where the 4 screws have to go through to get to the AXP cooler

i did this with my card...

I plan on doing a Tutorial later on when i get a chance...

been so busy lately
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question is do you really need a backplate to hold the AXP onto the 480?
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post #8 of 8
you don't need the backplate...

but it makes it so the card doesn't bend

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-cool...backplate.html
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