HELP! first build, CPU heat sink doesn't fit? Tags: Build Heat Motherboards CPUs Systems Last response: October 27, 2010 2:55 AM in Systems Share Frances The Mute October 27, 2010 1:34:49 AM im not really sure how to explain this, this is my first build and i received all of my parts in today and started following this assembly guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g... all was going well until i got to to installing the heat sink, i didnt order an aftermarket heat sink either. it is the heat sink that came with my CPU for reference my motherboard is an asus M74A785TD-V, and i am the heat sink came with my phenom II X4 3.2 ghz cpu. to describe simply the retension arms will not reach the motherboard. will someone please tell me if i have done something wrong. More about : build cpu heat sink fit mosox a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs October 27, 2010 1:54:42 AM Did you lock the CPU lever after installing it? Lift the arm with the HSF latch and fix the other part in the notch. Lower the part with the latch and fix that too. Flip the latch until it's secured. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prcd2wqIgVQ&feature=rela... LE, that's old, this video is better http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueIV8KeuAUY Frances The Mute October 27, 2010 2:40:30 AM well alright then, i just didnt think i would really have to apply force to it. Related resources CPU Heat Sink /Cooler for i7 2600K on an ASUS P8Z68-V Pro - Forum Heat sink doesn't appear to be even close to touching CPU - Forum Help K6-3 Retail Heat Sink - Forum Absolute Best Air Heat Sink - Help - Forum What heat sink to buy for cpu ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Frances The Mute October 27, 2010 2:51:16 AM another question, i have 4 ram slots on my mobo, only two ram sticks, which slots should i be putting the sticks into, or does it matter? mosox a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs October 27, 2010 2:55:51 AM read the mobo manual. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] e-building ForumAMD AM2 heat sink doesn't fit AM2 CPU /Mobo :S ForumAMD AM2 heat sink doesn't fit AM2 CPU /Mobo :S ForumPassive or quietest active heat-sink Ivy Bridge cooling (no OC) ForumRecommended Heat Sink for CPU ForumCPU Fan, Heat sink and paste? ForumHeat sink getting worse over time? ForumWill zalman heat sink fit it my system ForumFan issues with stock heat sink on 965P-DS3 - Please help ! ForumStock cpu fan doesn't fit ? ForumCore i5 3570k--- CPU hot but heat sink doesn't hot. ForumHow do you reinstall a processor thats stuck to the heat sink ? ForumHeat-sink recommendation for i5-2500k LGA 1155 CPU ForumHeat Sink Advice ForumNew Sub $700 build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !