1. I unclip the CPU part of the Mobo.
2. Put the CPU in
3. Clip it into place
4. Attempt to the put the fan on, but one of the 2 clips doesn't fit.
5. It's on one side hooked behind the plastic but the other clip is like 1/2 cm maybe 1cm from clipping under the other piece of plastic.
The AMD lever and clip is usually pretty easy. Make sure the sink is seated and the non lever side is under the plastic lug. The other side with the lever should be quite easy to get over the lug, the lever is off centre so one way the clip is loose and it is pulled down as you rotate it through 180º
The picture above looks as though it is in the loose position, but they have changed the heatsink and clip a few times so I could be wrong! If you just look at the heatsink off the cpu and operate the lever you will see how it applies pull one way and not the other. There are a few clips on youtube too.
Thanks, the above picture is in the loose position, the above picture isn't a picture of mine. I cannot even get it down that low after 2 hours of attempting too, it's resting on the CPU all level it's 1/2cm maybe 1cm from going under the plastic hook. Then I still need to put the leaver over.
Hmm, I must admit that I can't remember really having to put much pressure on them to get the clip over the lug, you do feel the thing tightening up as the lever goes through the upright position. The ones I've used the clip goes over the lugs with very little pressure and the lever does all the pulling.
Having said that the sinks I've used have been slightly different older ones and things like Arctic coolers 64s etc.
Might be worth pulling the heatsink off and making sure the clip is centred and not catching on something.