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Weird sound when installing Amd Pheom II x6 1100t

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December 31, 2011 10:36:51 PM

Today was my first time installing an AMD Processor and their weird fan. I've installed Intel processors and fans before where you have to place the processor down, line the fan up with the screw holes, then screw it in.

But with this AMD Processor it came with this weird fan (http://www.techreaction.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/...) , at first i thought nothing of it, but then after i installed my processor and went to install my fan i realised what a pain in the *** it was, i had to place it down and latch it then push down on a handle, i latched on the left side (the one with the handle) then went to do the right one but it wouldn't go down, so i had to press really hard until i finnaly got it into place. Then i went to push down on the handle, it was going smooth at first, it did take a bit of force, but i figured nothing of it because as does installing some cpu's, you have to apply force. So i did as instructed in the manual until the handle got near the very end, i heard what sounded like a little crack or snap, i wasn't sure what that was and i got the **** scared out of me.

Was that supposed to happen, am i supposed to hear a little snap when the lever is near the end. If not did i break the processor, or the motherboard or something? I'd check myself but i have a feeling it's my paranioa kicking in again and that snap i heard was probably supposed to happen to tell you it locked into place or something....

Here are some pics of the fan if some of you don't know what an AMD fan looks like; http://www.ixbt.com/cpu/images/phenom_940_oc/box-cooler...
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/AMD-PHENOM-II-X4-X6-HEATSINK-Fan...!Bwj3Cq!BGk~$(KGrHqQOKk!EwSdJlO!,BMJjnOIiPQ~~_35.JPG
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December 31, 2011 10:56:16 PM

question did you have the screws tightend all the way before you tried to lock it into place ... personally i found after installing a few of these its better to have the mounting screws a bit loose before locking the clamps onto the socket groves.. and then tightening them after its clamped .. this may not be the best for all mountings but it worked well for me.. also the stock cooler for that is alright .. its not the best but it will work pretty well look into geting a after market cooler if you intend to over clock much past 3.8 with that..

i have a 1090t my self.. so trust me i know how you feel about the anxiety
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December 31, 2011 11:01:52 PM

goodguy713 said:
question did you have the screws tightend all the way before you tried to lock it into place ... personally i found after installing a few of these its better to have the mounting screws a bit loose before locking the clamps onto the socket groves.. and then tightening them after its clamped .. this may not be the best for all mountings but it worked well for me.. also the stock cooler for that is alright .. its not the best but it will work pretty well look into geting a after market cooler if you intend to over clock much past 3.8 with that..

i have a 1090t my self.. so trust me i know how you feel about the anxiety


So that clicking sound i heard is nothing? Wooh. :) 

Yeah i got soo scared i turned on my laptop and came here. And uhh, i have no plans on Overclocking it, i never really seen a purpose of overclocking it unless you intend to do something your processor can't handle (This processor can handle videogames) so i probably wont. But thanks for the tip :) 
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