I am putting together a new Athlon 64 X2 system on an ECSNForce6M-A Motherboard and using a Thermaltake RX K8 Silent Boost Heatsink. All parts were purchased in the USA while I was on vacation. This is my first build for some time and in the past I have always found that the heatsink lever is quite a hard push down and that the heatsink is really tight on the processor. With these new parts the heatsink fits tight but yet I can still slide the heatsink over the processor on the thermal grease after the lever is pushed down. Before I switch on I would like some opinions as to whether this sounds normal or not.
Then I guess its ok, but I would be keeping a close eye on your temperatures (which you should do anyway when installing a CPU) The BIOS temp is the quickest way to see how hot it gets and quickest to shut it off if necessary.