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Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1155 CPU and Heatsink

Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1155 CPU and Heatsink  - PCSTATS
Abstract: At PCSTATS we've built hundreds of computer systems while testing different motherboards and CPUs, but haven't ever documented the steps. In this straight forward Beginners Guide PCSTATS will show you all the steps to installing and removing a socket LGA1155 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor and heatsink.
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External Mfg. Website: Intel Jun 21 2012   Max Page  
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Removing Socket LGA1155 heatsinks and processors safely

Power down and unplug your computer. Lay the case flat so that the motherboard and heatsink are facing you. Unplug the CPU heatsink fan power cable.

Using the flathead screwdriver, rotate the top of each of the fastener 'legs' on the heatsink 90 degrees counterclockwise. This will unlock the fasteners internal mechanism. 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.

Installed correctly and locked.

Rotate the top of each foot 90-degrees to unlock.

Heatsink is still installed, but foot is now unlocked.

Pull up on each of the feet to release the heatsink from the motherboard.

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. Set the heatsink aside upside down and find a bit of paper towel to clean off the old thermal compound.

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Contents of Article: Intel LGA1155
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1155 CPU and Heatsink
 Pg 2.  Installing an Intel LGA1155 Processor Safely
 Pg 3.  Inserting the socket LGA1155 CPU the right way
 Pg 4.  Locking the Processor in Position
 Pg 5.  Installing the CPU Heatsink Correctly
 Pg 6.  — Removing Socket LGA1155 heatsinks and processors safely
 Pg 7.  Removing Socket LGA1155 processors safely

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