Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Retention Plate Issue

Hey guys I'm trying to install the hyper 212 cooler and have run into a problem. After applying the thermal paste to my cpu and positioning the heatsink over it. I'm having trouble screwing in the retention plate. If I try screwing one side in the other side rises up making it impossible to screw it. I uploaded pictures to show what I'm talking about.





I don't know what do now since I applied the thermal paste I cannot remove the heatsink and I keep accidentally sliding it over the paste while trying to position the screws. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


Edit: I think I found the issue when laying the retention plate on a flat surface I noticed one side is uneven and rises up while the other side doesn't. This is the same side that gives me the problem. Is it possible I got a defective plate?


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  1. Screw all for screws in ~5 turns at a time.
  2. The plate is kind of hybrid, one side is for AMD the other is for intel. So you probably are trying to screw it in the wrong way.
  3. I finally got it to work. I had to push the screw in really hard and force it in, just finished setting it up and it works fine now. Thanks
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