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Don't know if this is the proper area, but whatever.
I got my new CPU in today, an Intel Celeron E1500 2.2GHz. I thought it wasn't right when I put it on, shoving the little plastic pins that go through the mobo. There was a little wiggle room after I pressed the pins (and after several attempts at it) between the heat sink and the CPU (aka NO CONTACT).
I need to get it properly seated so I can use my computer! Any ideas on what I can do? I can't seem to find any way to get the crappy plastic out of the fan holes in order to reuse the spring screws from my previous fan.
My computer basically runs for a few minutes, then just turns off, which I assume is from the ZERO heat reduction.
I need help.
Edit: Should I just reuse my previous fan and heatsink? The old sink is big and square, the new one is a slimmer circular style (perhaps not contacting properly due to the slimmer profile vs the previous sink).