Now, I can get, with a bit of force on the sides that won't go down all the way, them to screw in. The problem I'm running into is that it's causing Windows to set half of my 8GB of ram as Hardware Reserved. I've tried multiple ways, methods, everything with installing this thing and I have the same issue with the retaining bracket not wanting to go in right.
To try and fix the memory issue, I've tried the deleting the partition and reinstalling fix, checking to see if maximum memory was checked in MSConfig (it wasn't). As far as I can tell, Memory Remapping isn't available in my BIOS settings.
Mobo: ASRock 870 Exteme3 R.2.0
CPU: Phenom x4 955 BE
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1600 F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
I swapped slots on the RAM and that seemed to do the trick at first. The issue came back. But, I found the solution. I've been doing some OC work and the OC I was doing on the RAM was causing the issue. I toned it down and the problem disappeared.
Now, I have to redo Windows =/ lol. I'll just come here first if I have any more issues,