Originally Posted by setishock
If you've never done this I'd really consider taking it to a shop and letting a tech install it.
well u won't ever learn to do the stuff if u just take it to a shop. And they would probably make u pay like $10 for installing the heatsink, which takes like 2-15 mins depending on the heatsink.
Just make sure that both of the surfaces (cpu and heatsink) are clean, then put the thermal compound on the cpu. Then just slap the heatsink on the cpu and attach it as tightly as u can.
Not sure if thats the right way to do it, but thats how I've always done it and the computers I have built have ran fine.