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Thread: Need Help Building Pc Plz

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    im building my first AMD pc, i have a NF7-s motherboard and AMD 2800+ Barton and the heatsink and fan that came with the retail package...i put in the CPU fine, but i cant put in the motherboard. I got 1 side but the side where i'm suppose to push down on, it wont go in any farther and i dont wanna push it too hard. On the manual the metal thing is bent in the middle but i cant seem to do that. Here are som pics

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    as seen on the last pic, i cant bring it down any further...am i suppose to bend the metal somehow? can you please describe how I'm suppose to do this? THANKS

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    See where i circled red? There is a hook there. Stick a small flat head screw driver (make sure it is a firm fit, can't be too loose).
    Now you gotta move the top end of the screw drive in towards the fan on your heatsink, then push down.
    Do this VERY carefuly, you don't want the screw driver to slip. I have had this happen to me but luckily the motherboard was still ok.

    Good luck.

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    i tried this with alot of force, but it wont budge...am i suppose to do it harder?? im scared the cpu will break....and on the instructions, the metal thing is bent like a spring but mine is a straight bar....
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    see mine are straight...i dun think itll go down much farther....

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    ya it takes a lot of force.

    not sure why it is straight...my heatsink looks like the one in the pic, the clip only goes onto one slit on the socket though, you can see your's goes onto 3...so i dunno what the new ones look like.

    But im guessing u just gotta keep beding and pushing (be careful not to slip lol)

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    hmmm wow...thats gonna be alot of force...im kinda scared...let me try...

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    ok i did it REALLY hard and it went it...hopefully nothing broke....

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    Have you got it the right way round?

    There is a lip on the heatsink which matches to the hinge part of the socket. If you've got it the wrong way round it won't fit properly, although your first set of pics seem to be right.

    But look again at your very first pic. You will notice that one slot in the heatsink is deeper that the others. The clip has a small prong on either side to make sure it is in the right position. These MUST be in this slot otherwise the clip will be too high and you won't be able to press down far enough.

    Looking at your third pic, is the clip caught on the top of the heatsink? The only pressure point should be at the bend in the middle of the clip.

    Edit: too late. If you didn't hear any crunching sounds it is probably ok.
    You did remember to put thermal compound on didn't you? Otherwise you've got to start again.
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    Originally posted by XxKrNxStyLeZxX@13 July 2004 - 19:08
    ok i did it REALLY hard and it went it...hopefully nothing broke....
    You'll find out soon enough.

    I like the ones that clip onto all three tabs better than the single tab ones. Much more secure...
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    Originally posted by XxKrNxStyLeZxX@13 July 2004 - 21:08
    ok i did it REALLY hard and it went it...hopefully nothing broke....
    I doubt anything broke. Just takes A LOT of force to get on is all.

    Try it out yet? (I'd try everthing out side of teh case first to make sure it works)

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    chances you break your CPU are slim.......... watch out for your mobo though.......

    cant really see clearly on your pics, but the best usually is to do it with the mobo OUT OF THE PC.......... like in the box it came in......... that will make sure your mobo doesnt crack due to the force you push on one point........

    and watch it that you dont slip......... many of us have been lucky, slipped and nothing happend, but you may not have that same luck
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