I'm trying to install a Phenon II x4 945 processor on a gigabyte 790 gpt motherboard. The chip goes in with no problem. I can't get the fan to latch on properly. I don't want to push down too hard and break the board. Anyone have any trouble? Any suggestions? I can get one side on both the other side seems a bit short.
Sometimes I have had take the motherboard out onto a flat surface, with static bag, to get it to go on. I don't know of any CPU coolers that are easy to put on. My amd Athlon x2 6000+ was a pain too. You just have to put one in and then manage the second one on.
If you have it one a flat surface, like a desk or counter, than you will have very hard time braking it with just down force. Motherboard can bend quiet a bit before they break really, so if you want to be extra conscious than you could put on something flat. As the cpu cooler is designed to bend a little bit to be able to put it on properly.