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Heatsink won't fit on my motherboard

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July 17, 2014 8:06:31 AM

So, I just received my FX-8350 and the heatsink that came along with it. However, when I tried to install it on my motherboard ( ASUS M5A97 R2.0 ), the hatch(I think I said it right) won't clip on the other side. I tried applying some pressure, but I don't want to "kill" the CPU or the Motherboard. Please, help me.
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July 17, 2014 10:26:55 AM

Are you talking about the silver lid that closes on the chip, or something on the stock cooler?
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July 17, 2014 11:15:58 AM

I'm talking about the lid. But I managed to squeeze it in somehow, I just hope it will still work. I'm waiting for my RAM to arrive. But I had to push down the heatsink pretty hard. And I can't close the safety lid down, it's that tight...
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July 17, 2014 11:20:12 AM

Some heatsinks are a struggle to get on.
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July 17, 2014 11:27:43 AM

Hopefully you aligned the register marks (should be a little gold arrow or triangle) on the chip and the chip socket before you pushed it down.
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July 17, 2014 11:42:59 AM

Yeah, I did, I checked it three times. I just hope that I don't have to replace the heatsink anytime soon lol.
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July 17, 2014 11:50:38 AM

Good on you - I'm always super-paranoid about it. Seen too many people screw their chips up by being careless with it.
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