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amd 955 stock heatsink isnt fitting...

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im trying to put on the stock heatsink on my 955, there 2 clips on the end, but one clip is too short, and ive been applying like all my power to clip to the ends, but it isnt clipping on, it feels like the board is going to break in half..
    
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I had the issue yesterday building a client's PC. I had to end up stepping on it.

Dude it's scary, but try literally putting ALL YOUR WEIGHT onto the thing.

Stock AMD retention is retarded.

it literally needs 1mm and it fits perfectly.
post #3 of 19
nah not really. i noticed the newer ones are tho... the really thin hsf are crap.. but you the non moving side on first and then the clip part. pain tho ill admit that
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okay i got the clips on, but now , what about that lever, do i pull it back? it seems like its gonna break because its on so tight
    
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1) Release lever.
2) Position non lever clip under tab
3) Position lever clip under tab (may take slight force)
4) Secure lever.

Not inherently difficult..
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okay i got the clips on, but now , what about that lever, do i pull it back? it seems like its gonna break because its on so tight
Nope, just push it down in whatever direction it wants to go.

It is very tight, but it will fit.
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post #7 of 19
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1) Release lever.
2) Position non lever clip under tab
3) Position lever clip under tab (may take slight force)
4) Secure lever.

Not inherently difficult..
It actually is very difficult. I'm not sure if you've come into the problem but they are actually really tight. By may take slight force it means basically STEPPING ON THE THING. Really depends.

For mine you needed like 20KG of force and i was doing it right.
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Concorde105 View Post
Nope, just push it down in whatever direction it wants to go.

It is very tight, but it will fit.
so dont pull the lever back? just leave it as is? on the manual, it shows the lever going back, but when i try it, it really seems like ist gonna break
    
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post #9 of 19
I've put those coolers on so many times. Easiest coolers to put on ever. You guys must be doing it wrong for sure.
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I've put those coolers on so many times. Easiest coolers to put on ever. You guys must be doing it wrong for sure.
+1 to this! I have never had a problem, with the old or with the new.
    
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