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Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU
Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU - PCSTATS
Installing a socket LGA2011 Intel Core i5 or i7 processor into a fresh motherboard can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a PC before. Well, PCSTATS has heard your calls for a quick Beginners Guide on this subject, so that's what we'll be laying out in this article today!
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Locking the Processor in Position

Next, close the top metal load plate.

To lock the CPU in place, rotate the second metal lever arm (this is the lever with the little triangular bend at the end) back down to its closed position.

This lever arm has to engage with the tab of the top metal load plate so you may need to press it down gently on that with a finger while rotating the arm.

Lock the second lever arm back under its catch.

At this point the black plastic protective cap should pop free of the top metal load plate. Remove the protective cap and store it in the motherboard box. You will need to replace this cap if you ever upgrade your motherboard in the future.

Don't discard this plastic protective cap!

Finally, close the first metal lever arm and lock it under its catch.

Tuck the end of the lever arm under the small metal tab to lock it back into the closed position.

That's it, you've successfully install an Intel LGA2011 processor!

To recap, the second lever arm should look like this if it's in the correct, locked position:

The first lever arm will look like this if it is in the correct, locked position:

At this point, install the motherboard into the computer case. If you need any help on this topic, see this PCSTATS Beginners Guide on the subject.

Install the LGA2011 CPU Heatsink

Last but not least, you will need to apply thermal compound to the top of the processor and install a socket LGA2011 compatible heatsink.

The step is best accomplished with the motherboard installed in the computer case and the case laying flat on a table. Remove the heatsink from its packaging and follow the instructions to install it. Heatsinks compatible with Intel socket LGA2011 processors mount to the four M4x0.7 threaded metal studs of the LGA2011 socket, so the process is pretty easy. Since most consumers elect to buy an aftermarket performance heatsink PCSTATS is not going to cover this step in detail. FYI - Frostytech.com has great recommendations on which LGA2011 heatsinks perform the best.

Removing a Socket LGA2011 Processor

To remove the Intel socket LGA2011 processor, just reverse the steps PCSTATS has outlined in this Beginners Guide. Start by releasing the first and second lever arms, then lift up the top metal load plate to expose the processor.

Pick up the processor from the socket by its edges and place it back into the container Intel sold it in. Wipe off excess thermal compound with a bit of paper towel. Always apply fresh thermal compound when installing a heatsink onto a processor and always wipe off old thermal compound immediately. Replace the protective cover on the LGA2011 socket and you're done!

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Contents of Article: PCSTATS Beginners Guide
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU
 Pg 2.  Installing an Intel LGA2011 Processor
 Pg 3.  Installing an Intel LGA2011 Processor, continued
 Pg 4.  Inserting the socket 1366 CPU the right way
 Pg 5.  — Locking the Processor in Position

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