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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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Installing an Intel LGA1155 Processor Safely

We're going to assume you have your motherboard and processor at hand, both still in their boxes. For this DIY Guide PCSTATS will be using an Intel Core i5 processor and an Intel socket LGA1155 motherboard.

Step 1: Remove the motherboard from its box and protective packaging. Place the anti-static bag or foam mat under the motherboard to protect it, then lay the board down on a flat space like a table.

To open the CPU socket, gently but firmly press the metal lever down and then away from the socket to release the catch. Then pull it back until it hangs loosely. This will unlock the top load plate.

Push the metal lever down to flip up the top load plate and expose the plastic protective cover and CPU socket.

Remove the protective plastic cover by gripping it with two fingers like so and pulling straight up. Store this protective cover in the motherboard box, don't throw it away. Make sure not to touch the pins below!

Take a moment to examine the gold pins of the CPU socket and ensure that none are bent and that no foreign material is present. Once the plastic socket protector is removed you have to be very careful not to drop anything into the socket or touch the gold pins. If you see anything out of position, a pin may be dislodged from the LGA1155 socket.

If a pin is out of place it may be possible to very carefully nudge it back into place with the tip of a sharp pin.

The next step is to get the LGA1155 processor ready for installation...

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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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