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Hey guys to install a Hyper 212 + do i have remove the black plastic square around the Cpu block to install the aftermarket cooler

Im also adding a extra fan do i just plug the 2nd fan into a case fan header or the psu
post #2 of 11
You can plug the fan in anywhere you want.

The hyper 212 should come with a backplate to use.
post #3 of 11
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Yea its got a back plate but the mobo has a black square around the cpu that the stock heat sink clips to do i have to remove those four screws and remove that
post #4 of 11
If your cooler comes with its' own backplate then yes, you do. Check the instructions, it should say, that may be an Intel backplate to avoid using the terrible pushpins Intel loves so much.
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The instructions just show pictures that really make sense and it does not show me removeing me anything
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Originally Posted by allikat;12354880 
If your cooler comes with its' own backplate then yes, you do. Check the instructions, it should say, that may be an Intel backplate to avoid using the terrible pushpins Intel loves so much.

Isnt the Crosshair IV a AM3 motherboard? Why woukd it have an intel backplate.
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Yes its a Amd board and im still lost dont want to remove screws and mess up something
post #8 of 11
yes you do, there is 4 screws on the current plate there just unscrew them, i jsut installed one recently on my am3 board, next after that make sure the fan isnt on teh cooler it will give you soooooo much problems. after that line up the backplate with the holes left from your old backplate there should be 4, during this i thought was the hardest part, once the backplate is attached you can put your thermal paste down on your processer / heatsink, from there place the 212 on the processer and than take the retentionar clip open it up once and line it up with the little hole on your 212 base right above were the processer sits, from there tighten them down and your good to go biggrin.gif

the instructions are very bad.

edit* ill get a couple of pics for you of what it should look like

http://img534.imageshack.us/i/dsc0129rn.jpg/
http://img689.imageshack.us/i/dsc0127pi.jpg/
http://img143.imageshack.us/i/dsc0132p.jpg/

sorry about img quality but i hope it helps make a little more sense, make sure when installing the backplate the little leg / lifters are not on the board.
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Thats very helpful

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Tip: When taking the stock backplate off, reassemble it with all the screws and parts so you don't lose any.
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