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I think I would try taping on the IHS with a hammer...cover it with a cloth first. I've straightened out many things that probably would have been harder jobs.

Or...if your cooler allows you you to tighten more than normal...remove the retention mechanism (or it might be ok to leave on) and just have the heat sink hold the CPU in the socket with it directly on the die. Basically going old school on it as it used to be normal to have the HSF right on the CPU die. Just have to be careful not to apply too much pressure. Just make it snug
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 10/7/13 at 8:24am
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