Originally Posted by guyladouche
Wait a sec--apologies if it's not the case, but is this a troll thread? The pic of the mobo + cpu/heatsink doesn't make sense--the mobo has the stock heatsink retention bracket, but the CPU + heatsink has no mounting mechanism or holes for the proprietary heatsink, and doesn't even seem to match-up form-factor wise with the CPU heatsink retention bracket.
it isnt a troll thread, and sorry you lost me at stock heatsink retention bracket and proprietary heatsink. But my heatsink and its clasps as well as the fan are just like this guys.
and the metal part of the CPU on the corners doesnt show any thermal paste between the CPU and the heat sink.
i tried a stanley knife as well, scratched the heat sink... its impossible and is like the metals fused together. i might just have to buy another cpu/pc Edited by MiamiKid2 - 4/8/12 at 10:06am