Question Is it normal?,Backplate mounting noctua/id-cooling

Oct 6, 2020
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Hi, I have an id-cooling 224 xt and the Backplate is resting over the stock backplate of the mother, not over the 4 corners, in what I assume has a 4 white nylon washers, this backplate is the same as the one provided by Noctua, I just hand tighten everything by hand and a slightly with screwdriver, just enough for the cooler to not move.
Is this designed that way on purpose? Should it be tightened until it touches the actual motherboard with the 4 corners?

here is what I am talking about, you can see the space between the motherboard and the withe washer, (I put a piece of paper so you can appreciate it)
 
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Jan 10, 2021
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No, do not tighten this until it touches the motherboard, it is designed that way so it hovers off the board slightly. The washers are there for a reason. Also, you can safely hand-tighten the screws until they are snug, but not tight. A cooler coming loose is definitely not going to be a funny situation. All backplates are pretty much the same anyway if they are for the corresponding socket type. happy gaming!
 

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