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    Does the Crosshair VI Hero board have a loose or glued on backplate?

    I am confused about what I read on forums and on Reddit. Maybe I am misunderstanding something, however I would like to know:

    Does the Crosshair VI Hero board have a loose or glued on backplate?

    I will want to remove the AM4 bracket & backplate, and install an AM3 bracket & backplate.

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    Hi, a loose backplate. I exchanged the standard AMD4 cooler mounting against a XSPC mounting. The backplate is definitely loose.

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    My CH6 came with double-sided adhesive tape in between the board and the backplate. Some pressure and fiddling is needed to loosen the glue without damaging the board.

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    Thanks everybody!

    I got feedback on Reddit as well. And I guess that the backplate is held in place by sticky thermal pads. It was recommended using a hairdryer to help get it loose. If anyone have experience of using a hairdryer that way, feel free to chime in.

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    Just hold the hairdryer in the direction of the backplate to heat it up. :P

    Personally I cautiously poked a flat piece of plastic in between the board and backplate to loosen the adhesive pad. You can also push on the screwing pins that go through the mainboard holes.

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