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Windows 7: When swapping out mobo, do you need those foam pads for the backplate?

24 Jan 2014   #1
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
When swapping out mobo, do you need those foam pads for the backplate?

I currently have the thermaltake 2.0 pro all in one loop. The backplate pad, had these two sticky pads when I first installed it, well I want to switch to a better motherboard. Will I need new pads, or can I run without them, just screw the backplate that came with the thermaltake set to the new mobo without pads. The new motherboard is a sabertooth 990FX Gen 3 R2.0, pretty damn thick and solid. Because I sort of wanted to do this like....RIGHT NOW lol, and before I start taking apart my computer I need to be sure I can just mildly rip/remove the current ones, clean the plate and just screw it to the new mobo. While were on the subject how do I get the current plate off because they had glue on them. Do I rip them off, use some sort of remover? The pads under the big bold letter E.




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24 Jan 2014   #2
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Yes you do
If you do not have any anymore just go to your local hardware store and get it

It's Basically insulation tape double sided not the best picture but there are also grades of thickness and width to as well


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24 Jan 2014   #3
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Yes you do
If you do not have any anymore just go to your local hardware store and get it

It's Basically insulation tape double sided not the best picture but there are also grades of thickness and width to as well
Do you know the exact size?
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24 Jan 2014   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

i would go a 1/2 of a inch a inch would be a little big but when you go buy it you can tell by looking at it what size will work best for you
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24 Jan 2014   #5
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I measured the size of the other backplate for the Intels, its 3.5mm long, 1.5mm wide, but I am not sure how thick. I am guessing 1mm. ? Also how do I remove the current thermal pad from current board without damaging it. I guess I wont build new rig today
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24 Jan 2014   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crankypenguin View Post
I measured the size of the other backplate for the Intels, its 3.5mm long, 1.5mm wide, but I am not sure how thick. I am guessing 1mm. ? Also how do I remove the current thermal pad from current board without damaging it. I guess I wont build new rig today
Just pull it off and use your finger nail for the rest when i pulled mine it actually was stuck to the Backplate instead of the Board itself
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24 Jan 2014   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crankypenguin View Post
I measured the size of the other backplate for the Intels, its 3.5mm long, 1.5mm wide, but I am not sure how thick. I am guessing 1mm. ? Also how do I remove the current thermal pad from current board without damaging it. I guess I wont build new rig today
Honestly as for thickness you don't need it to be that much 1mm like you said should work and again when purchasing it you will see what the different sizes are i went to homedepot for mine
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24 Jan 2014   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I wouldn't worry about the double faced foam tape as long as you can still hold the back plate while snuging the pump/cooler your good. It's there to lightly hold the back plate in register. I agree that a roll of tape is handy to have around in any width and it's easy but sticky to cut.
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24 Jan 2014   #9
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's not very easy for me to just up and go to a store, I have to order it. I am disabled a bit guys
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24 Jan 2014   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crankypenguin View Post
It's not very easy for me to just up and go to a store, I have to order it. I am disabled a bit guys
Very sorry about that gees i wish i could send you some by the time i get it to you probably have your rig finished

it's not possible to reuse the old one's i have done this and it works
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