Crap intel stock cooler retention mechanism?

MiXdNuTs

Gawd
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Has anyone else had a bad experience attaching a stock intel HSF that comes with the core2 chips? My e6420 came with a HSF that would not clip into my DS3. I push in one side, and the opposite side pops out. When I finally get all sides in, one eventually pops off and my temp alarm goes off. And yes, I did turn the clips 90 degrees to lock it into place.
 

hmz

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I didn't have this problem with DS3. Make sure you inspect the back of the MB that all the pins are in.
 

stain.

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you actually turn them 90 deg. to unlock them.. if you leave them in the position they came in, they'll remain locked.. I'll upload pix when I get home from work tonight. :D
 

swatbat

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I personaly don't like the socket 775 heatsinks. Personaly I would just get a heatsink that has a bracket under the motherboard to screw it too. They work a lot better.
 

kent

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Leave them in the position that is opposite of the arrows.

You only twist to unlock it from the motherboard

Your retail processor came with an install guide, I hate to pull out RTFM but... RTFM
 

MiXdNuTs

Gawd
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I thought that I did read the manual. Perhapse I read it wrong. I think my dyslexia may have been tweakin a little bit at the time.
 
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