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

24 Jan 2014   #11
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Then don't bother with it. As long as you can get the retention screws in your fine.


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24 Jan 2014   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ralph, it's not needed at all if you can manage to hold the back plate and get a couple of screws in it. You can use some masking tape to hold it temporarily to get screws it too, that's all the sticky pads are for. I have the same cooler and the pads have tremendous holding power, I used them once and no more, too hard to get the back plate off in one piece.
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24 Jan 2014   #13
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

I just changed the back plate on one of mine upgrading the cpu water block. If you are sure the foam is not there at act as electrical insulation, then you may be able to not use any at all. In my case with a CHVFZ mobo I have a thick rubber pad 2.5mm thick that acts as insulation (EK block). The plate I removed (CM 240L) had a hard nylon type insulation on the plate. In a pinch you could use a couple of layers of thin cardboard, like cereal box thickness. Tiny dap of super glue to hold two layers in place, Macgyver it.
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26 Jan 2014   #14
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

Try those sticky outdoor fixers, they are about 1mm thick but you could use extra layers if needed.
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 When swapping out mobo, do you need those foam pads for the backplate?




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