E8400 cooler plus EASY installation

miller2485

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I am just starting to build my first desktop. I have heard that the stock coolers from intel are hard to install by virtue of their fragile push pins. I would like to know what cooler to install on a 775 board that is a good cooler and also easier to install than the stock cooler. I really feel intimidated with the stock install and don't my spending the extra dollars for the extra cooling benefit and easier install. Thanks, this is my first post.
 

samuraiblade

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when installing the stock cooler do opposite corners together , so top right and bottom left , then top left and bottom right , make sure that you support the motherboard back , i tend to use my thumbs on the push pins while my fingers support round the back near holes. there quite robust so dont worry , its easier than alot of the aftermarket coolers trust me!
 

Conumdrum

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Please, please remove the mobo when installing any HS. You can never be sure the pins are installed properly. Beter heatsinks require removal of the mobo since they use screws anyway.

I link you this. His problem was the pins were not set, and only till he removed the Mobo did he get it right.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/250844-29-overheating-improper-mounting-stillborn-config

And don't take it the wrong way, a Dell is easy. Hobby PCing can be hard till you have been at it a while. Research, taking your time and just paying attention can make it almost easy.