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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 3: Installing the CPU, Heatsink, and RAM On The Mainboard
      9  Installing the Heatsink/Fan

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Seating the Heatsink

Seat the heatsink on top of the CPU (see Figure 32), manipulating the shorter end of the clip so that the three holes of the clip engage the bottom of the three notches of the CPU socket. Don’t push the heatsink down. That’s done naturally by the heatsink clip as the clip is secured. Do examine the edges of the heatsink to be sure the heatsink isn’t hitting anything besides the four feet it’s supposed to rest on; when the CPU is in place it should look something like Figure 33.


Figure 32: Placing the heatsink

Notice the cut-out notch on the bottom of the heatsink that matches up with the high end of the CPU socket. Be sure to install the heatsink in the proper orientation.

 



Figure 33: Heatsink sitting on CPU

Notice the notch in the heatsink at the left, which fits the raised portion of the CPU socket.

 



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