After building my new machine, Gigabyte 945GCM(X)-s2 E6550 2.33 Duo Core Gigabyte 8500 GT 512 Mb Sata 80 Gb HDD Windows XP I noticed when i open the clip when you install your processor on the mobo, it's quite easy and without any effort what so ever. But after i put the processor into place with the golden arrow pointing in the correct direction and the processor completely laying flat. I noticed when i go to close the clamp you actually have to give it some force. I played around with it for like 10 minutes just trying to put in very gently seeing if something was getting caught....but nothing. What i'm asking is it normal for the clamp to be a little hard to push down. I'm able to clamp down the processor, but i thought it would require no effort at all. Maybe i'm just nervous. The processor is already mounted and so is the heatsink and fan. The computer has been running fine for about 4 days now. I just wanted to hear some advice from the experts.