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Old December 30, 2010, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by pyrotix View Post
putting together a computer right now, and I have this cooler. The mobo backplate that I took out had a layer of insulation as part of it. Given that the backplate that I'm supposed to replace it with is bare metal, I assume I need some sort of insulation layer between it and the back of the motherboard?

Do I just need to tape it down with electrical tape, or do I need to do anything more sophisticated?
Are you installing it on an intel system or an AMD system? If it's an Intel system it installs with the "feet" facing the bottom of the motherboard like this image, and the insulation is on the "feet".......

If you're installing it on an AMD system, the plate will be installed upside down compared to the image, and you'll see that the entire plate is insulated.
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