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Old 08-25-2006, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Heat sink help

So putting in the mobo and processor was a piece of cake. Now I have this heatsink/fan sitting on the processor and I have no idea how to install it. There's a bar that runs through it, each side has a clip and the right side has this swinging plastic piece. I can pull the bar to the right and then snap the left clip under a screw, and then I assume I have to push the bar to the left to snap the right clip under the right screw... it takes a lot of pressure and I don't want to break anything... I don't think I should have to use this much force, so I assume I'm doing something wrong. Only some ambiguous pictures were included (I was hoping AMD would be have a better "manual" but I guess not).

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Old 08-26-2006, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yea AMD heatsinks are hard to secure i did the same thing just apply "A LOT" of force and it should secure.

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Old 08-26-2006, 12:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i had the same problem, it was my first build an i thought that i was crushing the cpu. it should be fine though.
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