i'm trying to install i7 920 on asus p6t se. It seems that
closing the metal chassis and the lever requires too much force, because when i press really hard the chassis, I hear a "crushing sound", which is scary. I checked that the pins are okay after I heard this noice and was too nervous to close the lever all the way. Also, the metal chassis over the socket is really loose, should it be fastened tightly on the mobo?
I have cheched that the alignment keys are in the holes and the golden triangle is on the lever corner. The cpu is pretty much aligned with the socket, but i think it could be better.
Well, I saw some video on youtube of a guy forcing it close, so maybe it is normal. So I just used a lot of force and despite the worrysome crushing noice it did close fine, without any cracking of cpu. Have to see if it works...
I'm seeing the exact same thing, the lever is very very hard to snap down. I went ahead and locked it in place, and now when I boot up my newly assembled system I get a CPU over temperature error either right after the bios screen or right before depending on how many times and how recently I've powered on. The system then shuts off. Going to take it all apart and try again, maybe I didn't get the fan installed quite right.
Did your system boot up ok after forcing the lever down?