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I recently bought my NH-C14 and it says I need the AMD stock back plate to install it and all I have is the Hyper 212+ backplate.

I tired installing it using the 212+s back plate, but it wont work because of a couple problems including screw size and the 212+ back plate being to tall it seems because of the mounting.

I was wondering if anyone had any luck mounting this unit with out a AMD stock back plate.

Thanks
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post #2 of 12
From Noctua's website:

Does the package include a backplate for AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3?

No. As most AMD mainboards come with a stock backplate preinstalled, the cooler doesn’t include an AMD backplate. If your mainboard doesn’t have a backplate, please contact our support team at support@noctua.at.

Sounds like they can provide one for you. What happened to yours?
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post #3 of 12
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I lost it, but I may have thrown it out, but I am not sure of which one, but I was able to mount it with my Hyper 212+ back plate by using a smaller nut on the back side.

So my main question is now that clearance is not a problem on the top side because of how I mounted it should it work fine now with my current ghetto back plate setup? or not?

Pics INC.

EDIT: Camara is dead it will be about 5 mins before pics.
Edited by Bobicon - 4/15/11 at 5:09pm
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post #4 of 12
My NH-D14 makes use of the stock motherboard backplate
Probably same with NH-C14

I wouldn't be so sure about the ghetto backplate setup.... it might not be a tight enough mount
post #5 of 12
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As promised here are some pictures of how I currently have it installed my main question is with the stock AMD backplate does screw hole fit through the holes or is it right that the plastic spacers are touching the motherboard itself and also should this work with out any problems?

(Also disreguard that I have the mounting bars installed backwards.)







Any help would be thanked and also if possible someone could upload a picture of a stock AMD backplate installed on their motherboard.
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post #6 of 12
Actually since the plastic spacers aren't the same height I don't see any problem potential
As long as it is tight and not moving

The stock AMD backplate has these threads that more easily allow screws to go in; they stick up a bit through the screw holes. You install the Noctua mounting over that.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Actually since the plastic spacers aren't the same height I don't see any problem potential
As long as it is tight and not moving

The stock AMD backplate has these threads that more easily allow screws to go in; they stick up a bit through the screw holes. You install the Noctua mounting over that.
So it won't add to the height of the spacers then?

because I could see problems if the spacers sit on top of the screw holes adding to the height.
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I got it put on last night and all it is cooling good (26c Idle, 38c Load) and now my only question is will I have to worry about damaging my MOBO with how it is setup now (i.e. the MOBO snapping or damaging it because I am not using the stock AMD backplate.) or does this look like it will work and be fine?
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Originally Posted by Bobicon View Post
I got it put on last night and all it is cooling good (26c Idle, 38c Load) and now my only question is will I have to worry about damaging my MOBO with how it is setup now (i.e. the MOBO snapping or damaging it because I am not using the stock AMD backplate.) or does this look like it will work and be fine?
You will be fine.
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post #10 of 12
Shouldn't add height to the spacers; it probably IS not as sturdy with nuts & bolts and a backplate not even ratified for it, but it should at least hold and work.
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