To remove the Intel socket LGA1156 processor, first
release the socket lever cam arm by pressing it down and away from the catch, then lifting
back to disengage the top metal load plate until it hangs loose.
Release the socket lever cam arm.
To pick up the processor,
gently grasp it by the edges with your thumb and forefinger. There are two gaps in the
plastic walls of the LGA1156 socket that give enough clearance for this.
Lift the processor vertically out
of the socket and place it back in its plastic protective cover.
Grab some paper towel and
wipe the thermal compound off the surface of the processor. Always apply
fresh thermal compound when installing a heatsink and always wipe off old thermal compound
If you are not installing a new LGA1156 CPU right away, replace the plastic protective cover back over the
socket and close the metal load plate. Then lock it back
into place with the lever. You're done!
What's the Best Socket LGA1156 Heatsink?
Our sister site Frostytech.com has some good recommendations on the best Intel
Core i3/i5/i7 compatible LGA1156 heatsinks, have at Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsinks chart if
you're looking to upgrade your CPU cooler.
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