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Phenom II X4 955 + Stock Heatsink Question

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I recently tried to place the stock heatsink on the processor on my ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO motherboard, and I have a question. One of the heatsink clips is just barely on the edge of one of the things on the motherboard you need to place them on, but when it is locked, it does not budge at all when I push it. Will this eventually fall off or cause the processor to fry or something? I noticed the heatsink is at a slight angle.
    
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I noticed on my stock heatsink, I had a similar issue. Personally I wouldn't trust it. I kept playing with it until I got the clips all the way over the plastic tab.
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Wiggle the heatsink and press on the clips until they seat correctly. It may well hold for a good long time as it is tho, stock thermal paste on AMD heatsinks sets like glue after a few weeks.
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As long as it does not move under pressure while secured, the "slight angle" and loose fittings wont cause you any harm. It will run fine for now.
    
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