Installing a CPU in Mobo for the 1st time tomorrow....

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  1. Shelk

    Shelk OT Supporter

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    any tips or advice??
     
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    WERUreo Imua!

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    Follow the instructions, don't bend the pins on the CPU, and be careful when putting the heatsink/fan over the CPU... You don't wanna crack the chip while you try to muscle that thing on, because a lot of times, it's a bitch to get it on.
     
  3. Stev

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    on AMD's its as simple as can be. theres only one way u can set the CPU in the socket. The directions give u step by step with pictures i believe(after u do it once u never look again, it really is simple) but yea i think we all have been there once, afraid to break the CPU the first time... GL
     
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    make sure you place the chip on correctly. It only fits one way
     
  5. Intuit

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    I purchased a new heatsink and I'm sure that it would've destroyed my chip, if I hadn't modified it to apply less pressure. (bent the metal bar and straightened it out a little more)
     
  6. Shelk

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    well it seems like it was a success. the clip on the heatsink was kinda hard to get on the things but i got it after a few minutes.
     
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    rebel Manchester United > All

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    CPU's are a bitch to get on and so is that heatsink liquir or whatever its called but after u do it the first time its cake.
     
  8. Don't forget your thermal grease :o
     
  9. Intuit

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    When things heat-up, and rapidly cool, they at that point tend to be more vulnerable to structural failure. If that heatsink was "hard" to get on, there is a possibility that it could still later crack your CPU's casing. Use your best judgment.
     
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    dont forget to put them raiser pins in the case before installing the mobo :o
     
  11. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Install the CPU and heatsink with the motherboard on the table top before installing it in the case. I have a static-disapating mat I work on that's padded. Don't put the motherboard right on a hard surface and push down or you could break something on the back. Anyway, its a lot easier to mount the heatsink out in the open than inside the case, especially if its a small case.
     
  12. BowtieGuy

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    word. It's way better to do it before it is in the case whenver possible
     
  13. Shelk

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    i did it with the mobo out of the case and yes i used the spacers when i put the mobo in the case. im leaving the wiring for another day.
     

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