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?
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.