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I share you're frustration with the push pins. It took me 40 minutes to install my Arctic Freezer Pro 7...
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post #22 of 49
Took me a good 5-10 to put my Xigmatek on , my thumbs actually felt numb. Talk about motherboard warp :O
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You did actually plug the fan into the cpu fan connector right?
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Your not the only one who has these issues... I can NEVER seem to put the damn things on either. When I first starting building computers 6 or so years ago I was always nervous that after market coolers would be harder... But I was mistaken big time LOL...
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You did actually plug the fan into the cpu fan connector right?
yea because even if mounted it incorrectly the fan should still come on
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You did actually plug the fan into the cpu fan connector right?
I think I can handle that part....... correctly
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post #27 of 49
god i hate the heatsinks with the pushpin mechanism. i say go for the ones with a backplate.
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post #28 of 49
Get a Dell.....for your worst enemy. Don't go that path

Yes, taking out your mobo for any heatsink installation would be optimal. Never do pushpins again. Get a bolt-thru heatsink. (tuniq tower, TRUE etc.) Those are fare less frustrating.
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post #29 of 49
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Can I have some links please? Tell me what to get.

Also someone mentioned a replacement bracket for Intel CPU's, instead of the push pin it's something a bit easier to do.

Links would be helpful.
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I think I can handle that part....... correctly
Had to ask...No where in any of the posts was it stated that it was propery plugged in.

If thats the case, Then I say the MOBO is bad. Seated or not that fan should run. Do any fans in the case run? I.E video card/Case
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