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Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA775 CPU and Heatsink

Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA775 CPU and Heatsink - PCSTATS
Abstract: With Intel's latest processor socket LGA775 formfactor, Intel has accomplished a couple of noteworthy things. The first was to substantially reduce the complexity and cost of manufacturing.
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External Mfg. Website: Intel Jan 08 2009   Mike Dowler  
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Installing an LGA 775 Processor Safely

We're going to assume you have an Intel motherboard and processor to hand, both still in their boxes.

Step 1: Remove the motherboard from its box and protective packaging. Place the anti-static bag and foam mat under the motherboard to protect it, then lay the board down on a flat space like a table.

Gently but firmly press the metal lever down and away from the Socket to release it, then pull it back until it hangs loosely. This will release the shim (load plate).

Using the small metal tab on the right edge of the load plate, push down to flip up both the plastic cover and the load plate to expose the socket and pins. Make sure not to touch the pins! Take a moment to examine the pins, ensuring that none are bent and that no foreign material is present.

If you see anything out of position, a pin may be dislodged from the LGA775 socket. In this example below, one pin is slightly out of place.

Rather than returning the board for replacement, it was possible to very carefully nudge it back into place with the tip of a sharp pin. Now back to the installation...

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Contents of Article: Intel
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA775 CPU and Heatsink
 Pg 2.  — Installing an LGA 775 Processor Safely
 Pg 3.  Inserting the socket 775 CPU the right way
 Pg 4.  Locking the Processor in Position
 Pg 5.  Apply pressure to the LGA775 CPU
 Pg 6.  Installing the CPU Heatsink Correctly
 Pg 7.  Removing Socket 775 heatsinks and processors safely

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