In the instructions it has the picture of the retention bracket bent one way then another... one with a check mark the other with a X. What exactly is it saying? I really don't understand. I'm going to be installing this on a LGA 1155 motherboard soon.
Here is a picture of what I am talking about. The part where it has the letter F and the brackets with the check and X.
But I don't understand where the difference is with the bracket other then how its orientated...whats the actual difference there? Is this something i can just ignore because itll be obvious as i install it?
there is a Pin on the heat sink and a notch on the bracket. the two will line up when it is correct. the pic does not show WHY the change is needed but this is the reason. if you look at the pic the bracket is in a different position. look real close and you can see the top arm is in a different spot.
EDIT when you look at the physical bracket and open it the confusion will be understood because the design of the bracket. if you only open it a notch it will fit one socket then open it one more it will fit a different socket and again the third notch will fit a different bracket. just take your time and don't rush. I'm an ex mechanic and it took a few mins to figure out mine for my AMD setup. match the bracket to the pick And dry fit it first.