So after putting the CPU on the motherboard and putting the cooler on it, I realized out of the blue that I missed a step. There is an arm next to the socket for the CPU which should be raised prior to dropping in the CPU, then lowered again; I forgot to do this. (Motherboard is Asus M5A99X Evo)
I don't want to begin mounting the cooler again if I don't have to, so do I have any choice in the matter?
More aboutinstall forgot raise lower
nope, take the cooler off and put the CPU in properly
Yeah, figured I needed to, but at least now I know for sure. Thanks for the support and the quick reply!