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I'm installing a CPU cooler for a friend but its got push pins, I can get 3 of them in but the 4th wont click in. Can I leave it that unsecured?
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Yeah, of course you can leave it unsecured, nothings stopping you.

It's an absolute terrible idea though and you'll get ridiculous temps ;P
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It seems to be secure. I'll have another crack at it today.
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That would be a bad idea...sometimes if you 'lift-up' and twist the top part of the pin around a little bit, and then gently push it back down and twist until you hear a click, it'll lock properly-
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I'm installing a CPU cooler for a friend but its got push pins, I can get 3 of them in but the 4th wont click in. Can I leave it that unsecured?
No whatever you do not leave it unsecured.The whole thing will be uneven and I'm sure the temps will rise considerably due to improper contact of the heatsink.
    
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Any tips on how to deal with these things?
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When I was new to building PCs I had non stop issues with pushpins.

But what I do now is make sure all the pins are twisted to their unlocked position. Put the heatsink down, then i'll push down on each pin with my thumb til in clicks in without twisting it. Then I use a large flathead screwdriver to push in and twist.

Never had a problem since using that method.
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If you have a case with a CPU back door, try to hold the motherboard against the pin head when you push, I found it easier to get it in that way for a friend of mine
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
When I was new to building PCs I had non stop issues with pushpins.

But what I do now is make sure all the pins are twisted to their unlocked position. Put the heatsink down, then i'll push down on each pin with my thumb til in clicks in without twisting it. Then I use a large flathead screwdriver to push in and twist.

Never had a problem since using that method.
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