Well, yes, I would tend to think the PC would shut down if it was overheating due to an improperly installed cooler. Personally, I've only ever seen this sort of thing happen a couple of times - once when the fan on the cooler was completely stuck, and once when the mounting bracket for the cooler was cracked, causing poor contact with the CPU, and in both cases, the PC shut down almost immediately. Since you've said the temps were good, are we to assume you meant, as shown in the BIOS? And if so, can you leave the PC sitting on the BIOS screen for any length of time, without it locking up and/or shutting down, while still having the ability to maneuver through the BIOS?An instant temperature lock would mean that the cpu reaches a temperature so high that it turns itself off to protect the pc. But as I already said the cpu's highest temp was about 45°C.
Or do you mean that because one of the spring screws is not fastened the mobo or sg in the pc detects this and causes a freeze as a means of protection? Shouldn't it just simply turn off or write some message, or don't even allow powering up the pc? What kind of protection is a freeze?
After re-reading that part, it seems like MAYBE you've oriented the mounting bracket incorrectly. I haven't personally used one of those coolers, but with other ones I have used, the instructions can sometimes be slightly convoluted, and the mounting bracket APPEARS as though it can be mounted in a couple of different ways, but they only mount correctly one way. If it's correctly mounted, you SHOULD be able to install the spring screws properly, by screwing each one in, only partially, alternately, until they're in all the way, with even pressure on the CPU..... nothing should have to be bent one way or the other. I suggest you re-read the instruction manual carefully, and at least make sure the cooler is installed correctly first, and THEN try to install the OS.Anyway, so then how could I fasten the other spring screw? Since it's quite obvious, but I still just can't do it, what am I doing wrong? The manual says perform 2-3 turns on each screw then repeat until both are fully tightened. And warns me about not using excessive force, tighten it gently.
I performed 4 turns, 2 turns and 3 turns too.
For some reason I could only tighten the spring screws when I bent the whole heatsink little to the side of the screw.
If I just align the screw thread to the mounting bar it doesn't fit in the thread. So I bend it a tiny little. But then I can't bend it to the other side because of the first one is already tightened.
I figure I should tighten it straight in, but then it's like it's blocked or something.