wow...manual sucks..or i suck
besides i think i need retention module adaptor for this one
because my mobo is amd board...wtf
the box says it's compatible w/ amd but it needs adaptor?
I've used older/different versions and they've always had the latch included.
The photo on the Egg shows the AM2/AM3 latch included with the S1283.
It does not look as if they offer a separate AMD AM2/AM3 adapter kit for sale -- only an Intel LGA1366/LGA1156. If you purchased a retail S1283 and did not receive the AM2/AM3 latch you should notify the vendor or return the product.