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Old February 17, 2011, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Rook View Post
Sounds great. I do have one more question though. Doing google searches and such you see people talking about backplates and some on youtube comments said AMD AM3 didn't need use of a backplate, not familiar with any of this so what does that mean?
Most AM3 Cooling solutions use the stock setup on AMD's socket to mount their Cooling solution. Usually via a clip that mounts it in the same way a stock cooler would.

Some cooling solutions (namely sealed WC ones) make you remove the old setup that is on the AMD and install their backplate. However if you do notice (at least for me) on the back of your AMD board will be a backplate (stock), nominally you will never need to remove this with the vast amount of solutions out there.

Hope this helps


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