I can't screw the heatsink onto the motherboard because there are no screw threads! Just holes in the board!
The manual says:
"Your Intel Pentium 4 LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a "push-pin" design and requires no tools to install. If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make sure that you have properly applied thermal interface material to the CPU heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly"
My heatsink and fan assembly DOES NOT come in a "push-pin" design, it has 4 screws which screw into the motherboard, just like every other heatsink I have ever seen. But there are just 4 holes in the plastic, nowhere to screw the heatsink in. There is no backplate provided, no nuts, or any other parts which could help me fit the heatsink. The manual has no further information on installing it.
I have never seen a "push-pin" heatsink, or a motherboard with no screw threads before, is this a common set-up? Also, there is nothing on the Asus website, or the website where I bought it from, or on the box, which says that you need a "push-pin" heatsink.
So, as things stand, I have all the components I need, but I have fallen at practically the first hurdle, and I can't build my PC.
Edited by tomdrayson, 12 July 2006 - 03:11 PM.