I'm really not liking this version of their lock ring.
As you can see in the first photo it LOOKS like the screws are lined up and seated on their mounts.
This couldn't be further from the truth. As you can see in picture two.
In picture three you can see that I have it pre-locked in and it's 100% on the CPU.
Imho, there is no possible way to mount this thing w/o putting too much pressure on the CPU with this setup. This may be an issue with the AM3 socket. But I should have been at least able to mount it w/o hassle. I even changed up the thickness of mounting tape to 1/8 inch so I could mount this thing.
What sucks is I won't be able to do a damn thing about this at least until Tuesday.
I'm changing out the AM3 bosses for the Intel ones. They seem to be a little longer and as you can see I get a better outcome....
Checking the lengths right now with the old micrometer they look to be the same depth. But I put them on a flat surface and looked and I can definitely see the difference.
This leads me to believe the AM3 bosses should be trashed and instead I'll be using the Intel bosses with the AM3 bracket.
Will know more in a bit.