Originally Posted by alwoh
I am a complete noob when it comes to computers but I just recently built a new computer and my e6600 is running at 60C now is that normal. I do want to add the fact that my computer is in a hot room with bad air conditioning just fyi.
60C... Are you using the stock heat sink? If so,
Make sure that all of the arrows on the pin tabs are facing away/out from the heat sink. When it's facing/pointing toward the heat sink, it is unlock. So what you want to do is take it apart, set all pins into lock and then mount it from there. Doing that is easier than unlocking it, mounting it, and then locking it.
Keep in mind that the plastic piece at the bottom can also be bent outward. Just push them back together.