Intel Heatsink fan won't fit no matter what!!

Hey guys,

so I've bought this new Zalman HSF and looks like it's made for a different socket CPU so I decided to put back my previous HSF which is the intel heatsink fan (got an intel mobo with core 2 duo as the CPU) and it won't fit no matter what, the fasteners are being really annoying! I tried doing everything for over 2 hours including clicking really hard I'm afraid to do it any harder because I know the mobo will break, I tried to do the lock positions in every style possible, flipped it in every angle and direction possible, I merely did everrrrrrything and it just won't fit, I thought of super-gluing it stuck as this computer is my second/alternative computer and I'm not planning to upgrade it because it's like a file server for my things.

Any help is appreciated.
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  1. the intel heatsink is trash haha, can you buy another heatsink?? or try installing the zalman
  2. it is a brand pc??
  3. here is a youtube link to installing a standard intel heatsinc / fan.
  4. Hi

    You may need to remove the motherboard from the case unless there is a hole in the tray the motherboard is mounted on.
    (so you can see the pins clearly)

    It is vital all four of the mounting pins go through the holes in the motherboard and the push pins expand the ends of the mounting pins

    Looking at a brand new heatsink (not yet fitted to a PC) will give you the correct start position for the mounting pins

    The video on youtube should explain it clearly for you.

    best of luck

    Mike Barnes
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