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Heatsink Won't Fit


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#1 joebeaven

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:31 AM

Hi,

I just bought a new Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor which it says works with the motherboard in the manual.

I installed the processor OK, but the heatsink and fan won't go in. The fasteners position over the holes correctly, but when I attached one half the other half won't reach. It says in the manual to attach the diagonally opposite fasteners but this isn't possible. If I attach one of the fasteners and then the one diagonally opposite the first one just pops out.

Please can someone suggest what I can do?

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 04:25 PM

Are you doing this with the board already mounted in the case? It's best to do it on the table top, where you can put some pressure on it.

Edited by garmanma, 01 March 2008 - 08:01 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:44 PM

We are assuming the Heatsink is the one that came with the Processor? You need to push the connectors until they click into place. You will need to remove the motherboard from the case as it takes a bit of pressure to seat them properly. Here is the instructions from Intel.
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#4 joebeaven

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:59 AM

Thanks for the advice. I've got it sorted now. I thought that you had to push the connectors all the way in. I didn't know you could just push them in as far as you wanted.

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:06 AM

umm..you do have to make sure it clicks into place. otherwise you have a gap and heat without the sink is gonna eat that new processor




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