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Mounting screws for the Tampa2 MB

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HP Omen 880-122no
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I´ve recently upgraded my CPU to an i7-8700. I also decided to by another cooler to cool it down even more. But the mounting screws are to big that comes with the CPU cooler (Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo) and I recently discovered that it´s mounted a glued backplate with different mounting "holes" attatched to it. Anyone know how to maybe get rid of this backplate without destroying it? And if not, a good cooler with these matching screws for the backplate. I really don´t want the standard Intel cooler for my setup tho. Any anyone knows why HP´s done this? Why tf glue the backplate with another type of mounting hole?

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Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

I am not a HP employee.

 

You really need to install the 212 MB back plate and use the 212 mounting kit hardware. Are the CPU socket mounting points compatible with the 212 back plate?

 

I don't know why HP has glued the back plate to the MB.

 

Never worked on this MB so I don't know how easy it would be to remove the HP CPU back plate if the 212 back plate fits correctly.

 

Regards

 

 

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