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i can't get my h70 to screw onto my motherboard, it doesnt seem to screw into the backplate that came with the h70, although it does screw into the standard 1055t backplate, is it safe to just use the standard backplate that came with my mobo/cpu as i can't get the h70 one to install
    
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Yes, it is safe to use the stock AMD backplate, as it is a METAL back plate which will work as good

As long as it is a metal back plate you're fine
    
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thankyou very much, repped! it won't void my warranty right?
    
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it should work....


just make sure the backplate that came with the h70 . has the 4 screws in the right place. there are like 3 holes to put each screew into if not to sure.... there is an instruction manuel or on the black plastic part, it does have it engraved on the back plate...... just take ur time and read the stuff correctly
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thankyou very much, repped! it won't void my warranty right?
Don't worry, it will not void your H70's warranty as long as you don't tell Corsair you used a different backplate, even then, I don't think they'd mind for using another backplate.

As long as it's the metal back plate, and makes the H70 fit perfectly tight, you'll be fine and I wouldn't worry.

Now go enjoy that nice cooler you got!

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it should work....


just make sure the backplate that came with the h70 . has the 4 screws in the right place. there are like 3 holes to put each screew into if not to sure.... there is an instruction manuel or on the black plastic part, it does have it engraved on the back plate...... just take ur time and read the stuff correctly
^This too.

I remember my H70 had 3 different holes for 3 different sockets.

Read the instructions and it should mention which holes you should use for your AM3 socket


Either ways, you'll be fine with both backplates.
    
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