Remove your processor
from its box and protective covering. To take off the protective cover, hold
the processor by its corners and release one of the plastic tabs.
Be careful not to touch the contacts on the underside.
Now holding the processor by its sides or corners, look at the
bottom. Check for any damage or foreign material on the contacts. Also
note the two notches in the sides as pictured below.
These fit into the pair of plastic extensions pictured below on the
LGA775 socket, ensuring that the processor is oriented correctly.
Holding the processor by its sides, orient it so that
the two socket extensions will fit into the two notches on the processor. Lower
the processor gently and vertically down into the socket, ensuring that it is
lowered straight and sits evenly. There are two gaps in the plastic wall of
the socket that provide space for your fingers as you lower the chip, so use them. For illustration
purposes the Intel processor is shown below with the tabs lined up,
users should not grip the CPU in this way to install it
Note the two spaces in the grey socket
frame in the image below, this is where your fingers should grip the Intel
processor. The space allows you to slowly and gently lower the CPU into the LGA775
socket. It's advisable not to drop the CPU into place, as that may damage the fragile contact