I picked up a cpu and motherboard combo but the cpu was the display one and the heatsink was kept in the managers office supposedly.
I seriously cannot put the pins in, i can hardly get 2 pins in. Ive put in heatsinks more than a dozen times on other builds, and have put 2 similar sandy bridge heatsinks this past week without the slightest problem.
This heatsink just refuses to click. I leave the legs unrotated opposite the arrow and push down, they dont go in or the tips prematurely come out.
I am so frustrated. Should I just take back the cpu and heatsink and ask for another one at frys. Its been a week im sure they restocked.
I went and asked for an exchange after a long hassle I got a new one. The boxed cpu and heat sink had a DIFFERENT HEATSINK. The part that attaches to the cpu had a copper/gold colored face. Wow talk about assholes. They had given me a broken i3 heatsink with a i7.