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Old 09-30-2005, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default heat sink won't fit?

Just got a new heat sink/fan in the mail today so that I couold finish putting together my semi-new computer. Only thing is the clips on the side don't really... fit. I'm almost positive that it's the right kind, though!

This is the motherboard I'm using it with.

Here's the HSF...

I can get the unit in on the CPu no problem, but the clips won't reach all the way on both sides. Do I need a new unit or am I doing something wrong?

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Old 09-30-2005, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try a screw driver to give yourself leverage on those clips.
I had to do the same thing.

Then again, I knew that it was the right heatsync for sure.
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