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Rear metal plate on ASUS K8V SE Deluxe

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I just got an ASUS K8V SE Deluxe, and I'm having some difficulty attaching the heatsink for my processor. There is a metal plate on the rear of the motherboard that the screws for my heatsink wont go into. I have a similar plate of my own that serves the same purpose, and I know it works with the heatsink. However, I cant seem to get the metal plate that comes with the board off. Is there any way to do this?

Another weird thing: one of the screw holes on the current plate actually works with my heatsink's screws, whereas the other one does not.
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Before you go too far, what kind of heatsink are you trying to put in? There should be a bracket on the motherboard that fits the standard heatsink and fan. It almost sounds like you are trying to do something wrong here. Please respond before you go too far and cause damage.
yeah, i see no metal plate on this board.... (and yes, i know it's on the back, but i am holding one, and no metal plate.)

is this the one?
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Yes, that is the board. It's strange, though, that you don't see one. Is it new? Could it have possibly been removed? After all, that's what I'm trying to do.

I bought my board because my old one (which was the same model) went bad. However, I didn't put the old motherboard in the computer, when it was assembled, so I don't know if it, too, had that metal plate.

The plate doesn't look removable, and is probably designed to fit most heatsinks. I'm using a Thermalight XP-90 heatsink, i think. If the plate isnt removable, it should probably work with my heatsink's screws, but only one of the holes seems to fit my screws. Could this be a defect?
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