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Heatsink Installation Help.

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July 28, 2012 8:09:35 PM

I recently recived my motherboard and heatsink for my new build. The heatsink is a stock heatsink coming out of an XW4400 workstation. I am having trouble installing the heatsink. Here is a link to the manual. I follow the instructions but i can't get it to stay on. Any suggestions?

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01511172.pdf

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a c 100 V Motherboard
July 28, 2012 8:40:50 PM

What happens when you follow the instructions on pages 9, 10, and 11? Are the threads stripped?

The instructions look straight forward.
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July 28, 2012 9:25:21 PM

The motherboard is threaded but when i screw the screws in they just pop out when i try to lift the board.
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a c 100 V Motherboard
July 29, 2012 12:21:30 AM

hayesboys3 said:
The motherboard is threaded but when i screw the screws in they just pop out when i try to lift the board.

Looks like the female (tapped) threads are stripped or the threaded inserts are loose. Use 1/8" longer screws and then attach a nut at the bottom to keep the heatsink assembly secured. Be careful not to short circuit the traces on the underside of the motherboard. This task will need moderate skill.
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July 29, 2012 12:57:54 AM

okay. I was planning on using nut's but i was worried about screwing up the board. Thanks for the help.
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