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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
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   M. Dowler  
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Removing Socket 775 heatsinks and processors safely

Lay your computer case down flat so that the motherboard and heatsink are facing you.

Using the flathead screwdriver, rotate the top of each of the fastener 'legs' of the heatsink 90 degrees counterclockwise. This will unlock the fasteners from the motherboard. Now pull up on each leg to release it, then remove the heatsink from the motherboard by lifting it up vertically. A slight twisting motion may be necessary.

If you are planning to reuse the same heatsink, reset each of the fastener 'legs' by using your screwdriver to twist each one 90 degrees clockwise.

To remove the Intel socket 775 processor, first release the socket lever by pressing it down and away from the socket, then lift it up so that it hangs loose. Using the metal tab at the back of the load plate, lift the load plate up gently to expose the processor.

Pick the processor up gently with your thumb and forefinger. There are two gaps in the plastic wall of the socket that correspond to each finger, making it easier to grasp the CPU. Lift the processor vertically out of the socket and place it back in its plastic protective cover.

If you are not installing a new CPU, close the load plate then lock it back into place with the lever. Finally, snap the plastic protective cover back over the socket. You're done!

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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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