need help with new Intel P4 socket 478 "Metal" retainer/backplate?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by GT, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. GT

    GT Guest

    I purchase a Intel P4/478 Retainer/backplate Metal coated with non conductive
    paint (screenshot link below) but the new metal retainer will not work with
    the original backplate that was included in my hp/asus motherboard socket
    478 plastic retainer. the problem is that the backplate that was included in
    my new intel p4/478 metal retainer does not include some kind of protection
    this is the reason i want to use the orignal backplate. The orignal backplate
    has some kind of protection on the metal. Is it safe to use the new backplate
    without shorting the motherboard since it's coated with non conductive paint
    or do i need to purchase the protective to put in the backplate and where do
    i purchase those protections to put in the backplate?

    screenshots of socket 478 metal retainer:

    http://www.aocusa.com/pview.php?g=PC Cooling&c=Cooling Accessories&sc=Retention Kits&model=EC-478-RM
     
    GT, Jul 27, 2007
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  2. GT

    freddy Guest

    GT,

    If I needed a backing material, I'd just fashion one out of plastic or even
    cardboard.
     
    freddy, Jul 27, 2007
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  3. GT

    GT Guest

    is it completely safe to do that? I have plenty of thin plastic (antec
    tricool fan plastic covers) will this do it? any idea where i can purchase
    those backing materials can't seem to find one.
     
    GT, Jul 27, 2007
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