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    Coolermaster Hyper6 and stubborn old backplate

    Evening all,

    Anyone got any ideas how to remove an Athlon 64 retail CPU backplate from motherboard?

    I've got an MSI K8T-Neo FIS2R that's itching to hook up with a Coolermaster Hyper6 heatsink and that old backplate is pretty well grafted to the board to be honest!!

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    Normally held on by pushpins? Any pics of how its mounted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shogun
    Normally held on by pushpins? Any pics of how its mounted?
    No pics I'm afraid.

    It's the metal backplate that's mounted on the back of the motherboard. In retail kits (and most mobo supplied ones I'd imagine) it pushes through the two mounting holes on the board, after which the black mounting frame on the topside is screwed to it.

    Screws and old frame removed no problem. Backplate that's just about fused to the motherboard with adhesive is another matter though....

    Don't think it's going to come off without a fight either.

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    Credit card and screwdrive jobbie maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shogun
    Credit card and screwdrive jobbie maybe?
    Already tried the credit card method. Don't even want to contemplate the screwdriver though, given that the plate's actually stuck to the back of the motherboard!!

    New CPU & motherboard coming soon anyway, so I might just leave it until then.... it's not worth carving the back of the mobo to bits just to fit a KG of copper!

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    If it's anything like the one on the K8N, I gave up and used mounted to that. I figure the design of it is actually slightly more robust than the CM plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulda
    If it's anything like the one on the K8N, I gave up and used mounted to that. I figure the design of it is actually slightly more robust than the CM plate.
    Pretty much exactly the same.... only the CM screws have a finer thread and the heads on the AMD screws are too wide and stop the heatsink from even touching the CPU!!

    This heatsink's cursed I tell you.... CURSED!

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    Use a hairdryer to soften the glue?

    Rich :¬)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rave
    Use a hairdryer to soften the glue?

    Rich :¬)
    Just tried that a couple of minutes ago with sister's industrial strength whoop-ass hair dryer.... no luck.

    Don't think there's much else I can do to be honest.... other than wait until I get my new CPU & board and mount it on there.

    Cheers for the suggestions though guys, much appreciated.

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    Thanks to all who replied to me.

    In the end I left the backplate in place after finding some screws of the same thread but with a smaller head size.

    As a result, no need to butcher the motherboard to remove the old one, which also means I was able to fit the spanky new Coolermaster Hyper6 to the board without too much grief.

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    Were the screws in your bits pile? If so thats a good excuse to have one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shogun
    Were the screws in your bits pile? If so thats a good excuse to have one
    Nah, got them at Maplin Yesterday!

    NOTE TO SELF: add even more various sizes of screws to bits pile!

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