[SOLVED] MSI B450 Tomahawk with Arctic Freezer 34 Esports, how to install it correctly?

thealextgm

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Got a new cooler Arctic Freezer 34 Esports, when i install the cooler's standoff in the backplate between the motherboard it wobbles if i install the cooler onto standoffs and try tighten it does not fix it, it just goes back and forth. Is my backplate not compatible, i saw on youtube other msi b450 boards and installing correctly. How do i fix this?
 

jay32267

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Metal washers are fine AS LONG AS THEY ARE ONLY CONTACTING THE SCREW ITSELF AND/OR THE NUT ITSELF.

The washers can contact any sort of plastic or the motherboard fiberglass without any problem.

What you don't want....is the washers to contact any traces or any components on the motherboard or anything else conductive.

.....and if you go with non-conductive washers.....I would go with plastic and not rubber as rubber compresses and I don't think you will get a nice snug tight fit with rubber unless you crank the screws and that will compress the rubber and can lead to the rubber failing etc.
 

jay32267

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Obviously it shouldn't wobble.
When I run across things like this is when I try to "make it work".
Can you possibly add some washers to make it work?
Can you buy some longer screws to make it work?
I try just about anything to "make it work".
All you have to do is figure out a way to get the cooler snug.
 

thealextgm

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Obviously it shouldn't wobble.
When I run across things like this is when I try to "make it work".
Can you possibly add some washers to make it work?
Can you buy some longer screws to make it work?
I try just about anything to "make it work".
All you have to do is figure out a way to get the cooler snug.
Are metal washers ok or should i use rubber washers?
 

jay32267

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Metal washers are fine AS LONG AS THEY ARE ONLY CONTACTING THE SCREW ITSELF AND/OR THE NUT ITSELF.

The washers can contact any sort of plastic or the motherboard fiberglass without any problem.

What you don't want....is the washers to contact any traces or any components on the motherboard or anything else conductive.

.....and if you go with non-conductive washers.....I would go with plastic and not rubber as rubber compresses and I don't think you will get a nice snug tight fit with rubber unless you crank the screws and that will compress the rubber and can lead to the rubber failing etc.
 

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