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hey guys, I bought a cooler master hyper n520 cpu cooler for my upcoming build as I have read that the stock amd cooler doesn't do very well with the 125w am3 processors.

My question is, when installing this cooler, do I remove the metal backplate that is on the motherboard from factory and replace it with the backplate cooler master supplies? Or do I leave the factory plate on there and just bolt on the cooler?

also how much do I tighten everything up back there?
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post #2 of 9
How will you and why would you remove metal plate of the mobo?

and dont tighten the screws too much. You will damage the board.
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post #3 of 9
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well I am asking because I am not sure if the one that came with the cooler fits over the one on the mobo, or if its suppose to replace it or what. I know that you remove the little plastic ring that you clip the stock amd cooler onto but am not sure about the back.

The instructions with the cooler might as well be a blank piece of paper, thats how much info they actually give you.

Does anyone know the answer to my question? whats the deal with the backplate of the mobo with the larger coolers?
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post #4 of 9
The Hyper n520 comes with its own backplate. You need to use the stuff provided for you with the cooler, including the screws, mounting system, and backplate.

I had one on my PC.
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post #5 of 9
^ But i am sure you dont need to take anything off the mobo?
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post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hyujmn View Post
The Hyper n520 comes with its own backplate. You need to use the stuff provided for you with the cooler, including the screws, mounting system, and backplate.

I had one on my PC.
so once I take off the plastic ring on the front that holds the stock cooler will the stock backplate come right off correct? And then I use the backplate supplied with the cooler when I install.

just making sure Im understanding correctly.
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gothiq View Post
^ But i am sure you dont need to take anything off the mobo?


Yes you would if mounting a new cooler, the AMD stock black plastic mounting has to go.



Quote:
Originally Posted by mwl5apv

so once I take off the plastic ring on the front that holds the stock cooler will the stock backplate come right off correct? And then I use the backplate supplied with the cooler when I install.

just making sure Im understanding correctly.
correcto mondo.
post #8 of 9
Nice.
pron.
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post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
awsome, thanks alot. You definately saved me a bit of confusion and headache!

Thanks! yet another step closer to building my rig
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ASUS 24x DVD RW Corsair H80i Windows 7 64-bit LG 24MP56HQ-P IPS 
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Plextor M5S 128Gb(OS) Plextor M5S 256Gb(RAID0) Plextor M5S 256Gb(RAID0) Western Digital Cavair Green 2Tb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS 24x DVD RW Corsair H80i Windows 7 64-bit LG 24MP56HQ-P IPS 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster B2230 Corsair K70 Corsair TX650 V2 Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper 
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