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Ok, so I got a vendetta (1) cpu cooler from dell for free cause I had a gift card, and I went to install it on a LGA775 board (EVGA 680i) and I haven't had much luck with stupid push pin ones in the past (stock coolers) but usually I could get them. However this time I think that I got it on right I can't turn the nobs to completely tighten it cause the othersides will just pop out but its on and its running at like 110 in the BIOS lol.

So I was thinking can I just cut out the plastic craptastic parts and just insert some screws or something like the TRUE? Or does anyone have a trick to getting these damn things.
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heh. ^^,, wrong forum though. but yea. you could buy a thermalright bolt on kit to replace the pushpins.

http://www.jab-tech.com/Thermalright...t-pr-3605.html
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THANKS!!! I hate thoes push pins with a passion sorry about the placement of this I thought it might be the right place, the air cooling one prolly woulda been better huh lol sorry. Do I have to get the kit thing or would it be possible to maybe just cut out the plastic and replace it with screws? I know theres no rivets in the holes so I didn't think you could but just in case. (Me and the tman are working on this together I bought it he plays on it)
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post #4 of 5
ooh~ haha.. well you can just cut off or remove the push pins normally. it comes with a backing for the screws in the bolt kit. so you're good. just put the backing on then screw the screws in anad you're good to go!
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post #5 of 5
You don't turn the push pins to tighten them...

Start off with the push pin turned in the opposite direction the arrow states, put the heatsink on the CPU, make sure the pins are aligned to the holes, then push two across from each other down till you hear a small click, then do the same to the other two.

When you want to remove the heatsink, then you turn the pins in the direction of the arrows.

Also, you don't need to damage the pins to remove them, turning them one way or the other and pulling up will separate the black part from the white without damage, so they can be used again.
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