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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources AMD AM2 heat sink doesn't fit AM2 CPU/Mobo :S - Forum AMD AM2 heat sink doesn't fit AM2 CPU/Mobo :S - Forum Will my heat sink CPU cooling fan support my build??? - Forum CPU/Heat sink fan help - Forum Core i5 3570k---CPU hot but heat sink doesn't hot. - 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? m 0 l mosox a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs October 27, 2010 2:55:51 AM read the mobo manual. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Cpu Heat sink and Fan will it fit? Forum Heat sink doesn't appear to be even close to touching CPU Forum SolvedNeed help with fans for pc and cpu fans to replace stock heat sink fan Forum Silent Case, Mobo and/or CPU Heat Sink Help Advice Forum Best CPU heat sink under $100 that fits my case and RAM Forum First time upgrading - Need help with heat sink and paste Forum Need Help finding After Market CPU Fan / heat sink Forum Separating CPU from heat sink. Please help! Forum Q6600 CPU Heat Sink help Forum Need help choosing fans n heat sink for new build Forum HELP PLEASE CPU STUCK TO HEAT SINK, HOW TO REMOVE Forum Help Removing Heat sink from CPU! Forum Solved(Virgin Builder- First build ) Half way done but need help so It doesnt explode and melt my face off please Forum Solvedhelp my first build doesn't power up! Forum CPU Cooler Doesn't Fit |NEED HELP| Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !