Heatsink Installation problem

By Aolish
Jun 3, 2008
  1. I'm having a severely hard time installing in my new x2 6400+ processor. The heatsink that it came with does NOT come with a small notch where you can put in a screwdriver to push down and clip onto the other side of the tab. I just don't see how its possible to do this with your fingers without breaking them or something else. It doesn't even budge. Is amd joking not to include this small notch? Not everyone is hercules. Any advice is appreciated on this. thank you.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes they're always real hard (2 million pounds of preasure!)
    Line up the HeatSink properly
    Use a flat screwdriver to push down on the clip (do not slip off)
    Or remove the motherboard, and do it all externally
  3. Aolish

    Aolish TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 171

    But thats the problem, there is no place to put in the screwdriver.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    I hope I understand correctly but are you getting enough slack by flipping the hold down lever?
  5. Aolish

    Aolish TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 171

    It seems that I'm being misunderstood... heatsinks today come with a small hole that allows you to insert a screwdriver so you can PUSH down on the retention clip for proper installation around the plate tab thats attached to the mainboard. the problem is is that there is no such hole available. Forcing me to use my fingers which is impossible.
  6. Aolish

    Aolish TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 171

    installation finally finished. thx for all the help.
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    But you didn't tell us how you did it
    Screwdriver ?
    Block of wood?
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