Ok I realize this question is going to sound like an big noob question. Well...that is what I am. This only the second computer I have assembled. The first I had little knowledge, but I have since learned much more. I was trying to build this system right this time. I bought a Dell during the semester at college because I needed something right away and didn't have the thousand plus to put on a new computer. Anyways I have scavenged the Dell for parts. I was suprised that the processor came out so easily. In case your wondering the processor is an X2 3800+. I figured Dell would probably pull something and make it incredibly difficult....they are definetly a step up from HP. Anyway I recently purchased a new case, motherboard, and heatsink. Here is my problem. I have an ASUS M24N- SLI motherboard. I also purchased the Thermal Take Silent Boost RX K8. I am having the worst time getting the clips far enough down to lock on both sides of the heatsink. I put it on one side fine and then the other I can't seem to get it to budge no matter how much force I use. I don't want to break it. The first time I did this with a previous computer I didn't seem to have as much trouble. I remember it being difficult but I got it eventually. It was a cheap fan, but I paid a little more for this one because I wanted something a little quiter. Anyway I wondered if others had this same problem. I read a lot of reviews before I bought it, and there was no mention of difficulty. I can only assume that it is because I am new to this experience. I really like having a computer that I assembled and can control everything unlike Dell where I am limited to their software and bios options. If someone could please help even if it is something simple I would greatly appreciate it. I know the computer building experience shouldn't be this difficult.
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5/25/07 at 11:02pm