seating a stock Intel heatsink

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  1. Hartman

    Hartman New Member

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    So I'm having an issue seating the stock Intel heatsink, the kind with the push pins. I can't get all four snapped in all the way no matter how hard I try, and I don't want to snap an already shitty motherboard that I'm using.

    Is there a trick to this?
     
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    bigboostdsm New Member

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    Do the opposite corners at the same time. It does take a decent amount of force to get it in there from my experience though :o
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Make sure the snaps on the pins are clean, with no extra plastic on them.

    While you're at it, make sure there isn't a lip around the edge of the metal plate on the top of the CPU -- not even a tiny one. I reduced one CPU's temperature by 15C just by CAREFULLY! sanding off the lip around the edge with 1500-grit sandpaper from Autozone.
     
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    Make sure the upper portion of the pins are rotated clockwise so that they can be pushed down and locked.
     

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