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Old November 16, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bliz View Post
ok guys ,for the first time, i did something in my computer

I installed my new CPU cooler, it's extremely quiet and everything ,but the backplate was a bit high for the motherboard standoffs,what means that the motherboard is a bit bend only a bit ok ,like 2mm,and it's a bit higer at the CPU zone
Also,i did put a fingerprint of thermal paste at the back of the motherboard on the blue plastic,but it is very light
and i screwed the CPU cooler really hard i only used one hand to screw it but,really tight to the motherboard, i didn't want it to fall
You think it's ok?
There's no reason for the backplate of your new cooler to interfere with the installation of your motherboard in your case. There should be no standoffs anywhere near the CPU socket. Did you by any chance neglect to remove the stock cooler backplate?

Also, you applied thermal paste to the backplate? That is what I understand. No, you really don't have to do that at all. In fact, I've never heard of anyone doing that, so I'm not sure what the implications would be.

Read This and this.

It would help to know what CPU cooler you installed.

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