Question My Heatsink is not touching my cpu.

Jul 13, 2019
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So today I bought a heat sink and installed it and everything went well, but I realized the heatsink was not actually touching my cpu. The package said the heatsink supports LGA1151 sockets, meaning it should fit. My cpu is going up to 90c in the BIOS. Could someone please help me and tell me why the heatsink is not touching the cpu (it’s around 1-2mm away from the cpu)

Specs-
Intel core i5, Gamdias chione e1a-120r liquid cooler and my motherboard is the Z370P D3 motherboard by gigabyte.
 
So today I bought a heat sink and installed it and everything went well, but I realized the heatsink was not actually touching my cpu. The package said the heatsink supports LGA1151 sockets, meaning it should fit. My cpu is going up to 90c in the BIOS. Could someone please help me and tell me why the heatsink is not touching the cpu (it’s around 1-2mm away from the cpu)

Specs-
Intel core i5, Gamdias chione e1a-120r liquid cooler and my motherboard is the Z370P D3 motherboard by gigabyte.
You probably used wrong kit, most probably the stand-offs.
 

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