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Okay, I just spent a long time messing with and LGA 775 HSF and was unsuccessful until I was showed firsthand how to do it. As such, I want to try and pass on my tidbit of recently gained wisdom.

I bet a lot of people have badly mounted heatsinks on their conr0es, so they aren't getting the OC's they want. LGA775's HSF mounting system makes me want to beat nuns. But it is usable.

There was a video on this procedure. I watched it. If you watched it too, disregard that. They LIE.

Step one: Make sure all of your tabs are unlocked. All of the little arrows should be pointing inward. Make sure all the tabs are pulled out (up).

Step two: Line up the HSF so all four hooks are resting on the mobo's holes. Note that pushing down the tabs does NOT push the hook in, it actually locks the hook by pushing a rod into it. DO NOT PUSH THE TAB DOWN YET.

Step three: Push down, somewhat hard, on the HEATSINK ITSELF. All of the little hooks should be pushed in. HOLD THE HEATSINK DOWN. Now push in all four tabs to expand the hooks, and lock the tabs by twisting them so the arrows point OUTWARD. Test it a little by pushing on it a bit in every direction. If it pops out, do it again. It will feel quite secure if you've done it right. This can be frustrating, but it will work.


IF THIS DOES NOT WORK, HERE IS WHAT TO CHECK FOR:

One: The plastic hooks tend to get misaligned and bent. Make sure the hooks are relatively straight and will pop into the hole.

Two: The plastic might wear down over time. If the hooks are no longer hooks, get a new HSF.

Three: Push harder. Your motherboard can take it.

Four: Make sure you are holding the heatsink ITSELF down until all four hooks are secured and locked. Only then can you let go.


Hope the helps you all a little.
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nice guide man wish I had that when I installed my HSF it was a well you know........Rep+ for you man.
    
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Great review, thanks brah. Although you should of dumped the Stock hsf and bought a aftermarket hsf. Just a thought.
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Great review, thanks brah. Although you should of dumped the Stock hsf and bought a aftermarket hsf. Just a thought.
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