So I'm having a problem at the moment and don't know what to do. I just installed the CPU and it is installed correctly. I made sure the notches were lined up and its completely level. I lowered the load plate back in place but when I lower the load lever it gets halfway and won't budge. The force required to close it would be a lot and I'm scared it would break the motherboard or CPU. This is my first PC build so I'm worried at the moment.
The motherboard is the MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming if that makes any difference.
If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated because this is stressing me out right now.
It does require a bit of force. You shouldn't feel any force until it is about halfway down then it is somewhat spring loaded. It is hard to communicate how much force you should use. You could take the CPU out and make sure nothing is binding, and you can get a better view of how it works. Then put the CPU in and try again. Just make sure it is installed correctly.