Installing the cooler is quite easy, and the instructions are fairly clearly laid out with detailed illustrations of each component and step. On our LGA 2011-3 socket, it was 7 steps total.
We start by screwing in the 4 Socket Screws directly into the motherboard, and then placing the two Strip Adapters on top, ensuring they are positioned correctly for our socket type. We then fasten the 4 screw nuts that secure the Strip Adapters to the Socket Screws.
After that, we apply the thermal paste, and place the heat-sink directly on top of the newly installed adapters, ensuring it is positioned correctly so that the spring-loaded screws on the heat-sink Mounting Plate are on top of the threaded posts in the center of the Strip Adapters, and cautiously fasten them in steps, rotating back and forth between them, to ensure they’re equally tightened. You’ll also want to be sure not to over-tighten them, as applying to much pressure can damage your CPU.