How to Fix my sp-97 backplate

perillo34

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One of my backing plate screw holes is almost stripped out and I cant get it two tighten down for equal pressure damnit, so my cpu temps are not as low as they should be, you guys have any tips on how to fix this problem.
 

TStep

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Have the same problem occuring w/ a SP94. I have not done anything yet, but when I pull the board, I'm going to take a punch and try to gently draw the sides of the hole in toward the center.
 

Tiamat

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Dude thats a tough one...

If you are lucky and know a machinist, or have access to a milling machine...

1.) Bore out a slightly larger hole and tap it to standard size. (Make sure the hole isnt too large or else you wont be able to get a screw that can screw through the mobo.)
2.) Find the screw that fulfills that new standard size hole.
3.) Find springs for the screws

You will have to go through the trouble of tapping all four holes because if you only do one, you will be hard pressed to find a spring for the larger screw that has the same tension as the other 3 normal ones...

Good luck! Otherwise, I dunno if you can purchase a replacement back plate from thermalright themselves. Send them an email first!

 

AWhackWhiteBoy

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you could buy a neo backplate for $10. its a new backplate with a superior mounting system. it uses metal shafts that stick through the mobo and you screw the heatsink directly into them.
 

AristoV300

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Originally posted by: TStep
Have the same problem occuring w/ a SP94. I have not done anything yet, but when I pull the board, I'm going to take a punch and try to gently draw the sides of the hole in toward the center.

Makes 3 of us. I ended up hosing up my board trying to remove it since the screw wouldn't come out. I switched to the Xp-90 which clips right into the retention bracket once I got my new board.