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look for bent pins on the mobo.

if you placed the cpu on the slot without it engaging the pins and tab locks on the side, you could've damaged it.

i always wiggle the cpu in the socket to make sure it's seated properly.
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However, after installing the heatsink it pulls the back plate up and makes it nice and tight.
Sounds good

But is it working
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You haven't tested it yet? :/
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Agree with the two other posters above me...I'm interested in knowing what became of this.

Hope it works out -- I know that "I screwed something up feeling."

For what it's worth, I found the 1155 socket system odd. There was a distinctive "I broke something" noise when closing the latch. I bet your CPU fires right up when you hit the switch.
    
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Agree with the two other posters above me...I'm interested in knowing what became of this.

Hope it works out -- I know that "I screwed something up feeling."

For what it's worth, I found the 1155 socket system odd. There was a distinctive "I broke something" noise when closing the latch. I bet your CPU fires right up when you hit the switch.
A bit of a crunching sound
I'd guessed, it was just it pushing down hard on the pins
Plus the mechanical noise and friction of the mechanism

Sounds a bit like crushing egg shells
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As an owner of a TRUE rev2 bolt thru kit I cannot see any place where you can over tighten it. Go all the way to the stops.

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