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Old 02-22-2006, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help installing CPU fan

Hi, I got all the parts for my first pc build today and so far I've added the PSU and the CPU but I need help putting the CPU fan on top of the cpu. I have the AMD 64 4200+ X2 and there is no instructions on the manual just pictures on how to install it and it looks like I did everything right till I have to pull the black switch thing that secures the fan and when I get about half way through to pulling it literally feels like its going to just break off. I was way too scared and worried about this so I stopped right now and am posting this thread to get some help.

Is this a normal thing? Everything looks secure and right according to the pictures on the manual but I swear it feels like it's going to break right there. Again this is my first PC build so I'm gonna be asking more questions along the way and hopefully I'll get some good replies, thanks.

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Old 02-22-2006, 09:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As long you do it the same as the picture your fine. I've installed A64s and they require force to lock down. (this is normal)
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