540j  p4 lga775 problems with installation

Posted on 2005-04-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
I usually build amd systems
but I'm building a p4 3.2 ghz[retail box] system  with asus p5gdc motherboard  lga 775
I'm having problems with the heat sink and fan installation.
there are 4 pins to push down and I'm looking for advice
since the manual reccommends that the board be installed before putting this big ass fan on I'm a little uncomfortable with applying a lot of pressure to seat  the pins.  
I was careful to seat the cpu according to instructions and it looks fine.  
I don't know if the orientation of the fan makes any difference as there were no pictures showing the fan in any identifiable
Intel is closed until monday
so I thought I get your thoughts
Question by:roberttownsend
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    Accepted Solution

    i have installed many of those, you have a boxed cpu, right? Here is howw i do it :
    -i touch regularly the system frame to uncharge any statioc electricity
    -i put the motherboard on the conductive plastic bag it came in on a table
    -then you put in the cpu as indicated in the manual
    -then you put the heatsink and fan Assy over it, now turn the black plastic plungers Counterclockwise 1/4 turn
    -now, push one of the plungers down, turn the black plstic 1/4 turn right and check on the solder side of the board that you have  this :
           | |
         --   --   the U is the black plunger, it must be down all the way to lock the white plastic parts to the mobo
          \ U /

    -repeat this for all remaining plungers
    -connect the cpu fan
    -install the Ram
    -install the mobo after installing the standoffs for it.

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