How to go about installing a CPU onto your motherboard
By Robert B.
Installing a CPU is a very simple task that any "average joe" can get done in 15 - 20 minutes time.
On this page I'll outline the process of how to install a CPU on a new motherboard.
To remove an old CPU, the process is essentially the same, except in reverse.
Before installing a CPU, naturally, you must first select which CPU and motherboard will suit you.
To help you out with this, I recommend that you check out my computer processor reviews or search online for some deals on computer processors.
Be sure to keep in mind that motherboards only have a certain socket size, and therefore only allow one type of CPU to be installed.
- I find it easier to work with my motherboard when it is out of the case when installing a CPU, so if your motherboard isn't out of the case then do that now.
- Pull up the lever beside the CPU's socket.
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- The CPU will only go into the socket one way, by lining up the notch in the socket and the gold triangle on the CPU ( line up the A with the B in my pictures). Then CPU should simply drop into place. You should not have to force the CPU into the socket.
- Now full the lever down to lock the CPU into place and secure the lever in its plastic retainer, if there is one available.
Now you're almost done installing a processor. The final step is the CPU fan installation, to keep that CPU cool.
If you haven't purchased a CPU yet, then I recommend that you search online to buy a good processor.
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