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post #1 of 10
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I got my E8400 and my Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L today, so I decided to install in into my case.
So anyways, I open up the LGA 775 socket, but the CPU in, and try to close the cover.
Whoa, it seems theres some excess metal here, what should I do?
So I do back to the instructions manual, and according to the illustrations, I'm supposed to close the cover now...
So yeah, I just decided to close it, and then I get nervous, so I open the socket and and guess what I see?
The cover got bent a little, probably 10 degrees or so...
Is this supposed to happen?
    
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The cover that folds down on top of the CPU? I have had a few that were tough, but never enough to bend the hold down cover. Pics? Are you sure you placed the CPU in correctly?
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Pics.
With stock fan on, Without stock fan, and the cover.


    
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post #4 of 10
Never noticed that on mine. Although it makes sense that it might be like this because putting pressure on the chip in the middle would be better than having it on the outsides. If it was bent the other way, I'd be a bit more worried.

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post #5 of 10
the CPU holding bracket is meant to be slightly bent in the middle . It keeps pressure evenly applied on the CPU.

You do have to apply a bit of force to get it in.
    
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Eh, ok. Thanks.
    
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post #7 of 10
ya its kinda hard to snap in. but dont worry as long as the CPU is in the socket right it will all go by easy.
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post #8 of 10
just check your temps under load for a while and make sure they are not massivly high. if they are ok then the cpu is fine and you have a good contact between the cpu and heatsink.
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post #9 of 10
I remember installing my cpu caused me headaches because I thought too much force was being applied to the chip. As long as you cpu is in correctly and the metal locks into place you should be fine.
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post #10 of 10
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My stock HSF is being a _.
Two of the clips won't lock, they'll just temporarily stay down, and pop up as soon as a little pressure is applied.
    
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