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I really messed up on installing the backplate for my 980x... Bad.

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Well, I was removing the sticker on the backplate for my 980x cpu, and the adhesive strip came off too... And i know it's not supposed to..

http://www.intel.com/support/process.../CS-031463.htm

As you see in the installation video there ^^ at around 2:30, it says to only remove the sticker, not the adhesive strip because it helps it stay on there..

Here is a picture of what it looks like now:



I made a stupid mistake...

HELP!
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You should be fine. The cooler will hold it on once you have it all together.
    
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Originally Posted by Hysteria~ View Post
You should be fine. The cooler will hold it on once you have it all together.
Are you 100% positive? :/
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It will still work fine... It will just be a pain in the arse if you ever let it slip down and under the mother board if you change the fan/heatsink/cpu.

I would imagine that you could stick the strip back on and that the pressure (once installed) would help it stick to the backplate once again.
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Are you 100% positive? :/
You wont know until you try it, but it won't wreck anything. The adhesive leaves ugly residue on the motherboard once taken off, anyways.
    
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post #6 of 11
I hate adhesives because replacing a heatsink makes it a chore to get the backplate off.
post #7 of 11
+1. It's only there to make getting the heatsink on and off a bit easier. You will be fine without it.
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post #8 of 11
It's fine bro, I had to take off the adhesive strips on my backplate when changing out my H50, I reinstalled the backplate without the strips and Its fine. This was 3 months ago that I did this, just incase you wanted to know
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post #9 of 11
That's 100% *fine*.

Adhesive is only to help the heatsink stay in place once you mount the backplate. The problem is, some of these companies make adhesive that is basically the same as superglue...once you stick it on, there's no way to remove it, except by dabbing alcohol through the backside until it soaks in and loosens it. Otherwise, you could wind up ripping part of the PCB layer off. Yeah...it's that bad.

The Thermalright venemous-x's backplate doesn't even come with adhesive.

So yeah, you're just fine. Your only difficulty will be attaching the backplate through the front bolt on, but once you do that and have the motherboard pressing on the backplate, keeping it in the screw holes, it won't move.

Adhesive is far more trouble than it's worth.
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post #10 of 11
The H50's pads on mine ripped to shreds when moving to other PC had to sit there for a good long while getting the rest of it off
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