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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink

Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink - PCSTATS
Abstract: Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide.
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Locking the Processor in Position

Flip the top metal load plate down so its tab engages with the metal retaining screw in the motherboard.

To lock the CPU in place, rotate the metal cam lever arm down towards the closed position. The top metal load plate tab has to slip under the metal retaining screw or the socket won't close properly.

Secure the metal lever under the retention catch. The LGA1156 processor is now correctly installed in its socket and ready for the next step, which is to mount the heatsink.

At this point it's a good idea to install the motherboard into the computer case if you haven't already. If you need any help on this topic, see this PCSTATS guide on the subject. Now it's time to install the heatsink, this isn't complicated but can be a little tricky in the confines of a dark computer case.

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Contents of Article: PCSTATS Beginners Guide
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
 Pg 2.  Step 1: Installing an Intel LGA1156 CPU
 Pg 3.  Inserting the socket LGA1156 CPU the right way
 Pg 4.  — Locking the Processor in Position
 Pg 5.  Installing an Intel CPU Heatsink
 Pg 6.  Removing Socket LGA1156 heatsinks and processors safely
 Pg 7.  Removing Socket LGA1156 processors safely

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