I got the processor in just fine, it locked into place with ease. The issue that I'm having is with the heatsink/fan. I've correctly oriented it onto the cpu, but the locking levers on each side won't reach down past the tab they're supposed to hook onto. I can get one side under the tab, but then the other side won't reach by like 1/4 an inch. I tried and tried for about 20 minutes, but am becoming worried that I might harm the cpu,board, or heatsink/fan.
Please, does anyone have any idea what I might be doing wrong? This is my second build ever so I am pretty new still, but I do know what to do basically.
Thanks in advance,
p.s. The brand of cpu is AMD FX-8120 with stock heatsink/fan and the mobo is an ASRock 970 Extreme3.
Also, please someone just suggest anything, I can not proceed any further until I get the cpu installed! I had the day off today and don't have any other time to do this build. =[
Edited by abuff88, 04 August 2012 - 09:48 AM.