Processor Installation. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-03-2006, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 18
Unhappy Processor Installation.

Ok, i've been a member for a while, had a few useful things answered on here, finally got round to ordering my first build.

Specs are as follows

ASUS A8N32-SLN.
AMD 4200X2
Artic Cooling 64 pro (hope it fits)
300gb Maxtor SATA
Sapphire ATI X850
1gb crutial unbuffered ram
Optical and Floppy drive
Power Suppy and Thermaltake Tsunami Case

Should be arriving tomorrow, and i'm confident i can put it all together, only thing i'm shaking over is installing my fairly expensive processor. I'm so worried about breaking pins. I have a fairly steady hand. Just wondering if anybody has any advice, I.E-- should i look at it from above and lower it with two fingers. Should i look at the pins from the side with my eyes at the same height!?!?! Attach one side two a piece of string and lower and raise it until it slots in nicely?

Any advice would be great, I expect i'm over bothering with horror stories. But if anyone would like to give a few tips it would be good. Thanks
__________________

marty111 is offline  
Old 05-03-2006, 03:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 158
Send a message via AIM to kaname
Default

If you just be careful and line the processor up with the socket it should just slide in, if you have to force it, it's not fitting right and you're gonna bend some pins. Should you bend a pin or two then, if you have a craft knife and you feel comfortable with it, use the craft knife to bend the pins back into place. I did that with a an Intel 478 socket and it worked just fine. And make sure you lift the socket lever up first then slide the cpu in then push the lever back down.
__________________

__________________
EVGA 680i SLi
E6400 @ 3.0 GHz
4 GB OCZ Platinum Rev. 2 EL @ 880
400GB + 250GB Seagate Barracuda SATA2
EVGA 8800GTs
Antec P180B Case
kaname is offline  
Old 05-03-2006, 03:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,992
Default

If it dosent go in the first time, get a hammer and try banging it in....better yet if you bought the wrong socket, take some vice grips and take off the needles you dont need!

Make sure you get some alcohol and rub off the stock cooler on the stock heatsink, unless your using somthing else...

Also installing a cpu is a NO FORCE INSERTION process....make your you look at the arrow on the bottom right, line it up with your mother board and go slow...

Also I do not reccomend what kaname suggest with the craft kife...bad idea. Maybe with a old pentium 3....

Also make sure it goes all the way in....


good luck
__________________



May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face, and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars
Lord AnthraX is offline  
Old 05-03-2006, 03:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 559
Default

Its not called a ZIF-socket for nothing! (Zero Insertion Force). You'll see a marking on the corner of the CPU chip, that should match the socket on the Mobo as well. Lift the retention clip lever on the mobo, slip the CPU in (and it really should just slip in, no need to even press on it), and put the lever back down if you are sure the CPU is in fully. Simple!
__________________
AMD64 X2 4400+
DFI Lanparty Ultra-D
2GB Kingston Hyper-X (2-3-2-6)
TT Big Typhoon
eVGA 7900GT KO Superclocked (650/1650)
250GB Maxtor DiamondMax SATA2 HDD
Hiper Type-R 580W SLi PSU
19" Sony Trinitron CRT
magouster is offline  
Old 05-03-2006, 04:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Ethereal_Dragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 3,755
Send a message via AIM to Ethereal_Dragon Send a message via Yahoo to Ethereal_Dragon
Default

As far as looking from above or from the side, do whichever you prefer ... AMD's come with PICTURE instructions.... It would be VERY difficult to get it wrong.
__________________
Gaming Laptop: - ASUS K501LX-EB71 - Stock (Wife's) - Gateway P-6860FX - Stock (Mine)
General Laptop: - Sony Vaio SVE141D1L - Stock (Mine)
Gaming Rig: BACK ONLINE!! ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION), Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell (Stock Cooling), HyperX FURY 8GB DDR3 1866,
XFX Radeon HD 4870, SILVERSTONE DA700, Samsung 840 500Gig SSD MZ-7TD500BW, 3x WD20EARS 2 TB Green,
ASUS DRW-2014L1T (DVD), LG WH14NS40 (Blu Ray), Dell 2709W, Sony SDM-HS95P, Windows 10 Pro
The NAS Box: OFFLINE D-Link DNS-323, 0.1RC3 Alt-F firmware, 2x 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB EXT4 - NO RAID - 6 TB
Home Server: BUILD LOG!! - Supermicro SC826TQ-R800LPB chassis, X8DTN+, Dual Xeon E5620 (Stock),
4x Nanya NT4GC72B4NA1NL-CG (24GB Reg ECC DDR3), 12x MICRON MT36JSZF51272PZ-1G4G1FG (48GB Reg ECC DDR3), (72GB total memory)
2x OCZ Agility (60GB) (OS & Backup), 6x WD40EFRX (4TB) in RaidZ2 (14.3 TB usable), 2x Q Series HDTS225XZSTA (256GB) ZIL & L2ARC mirrored

Ethereal_Dragon is offline  
Old 05-05-2006, 05:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 18
Default

Cheers, i have installed it and it went in so easy. PHeew
marty111 is offline  
Old 05-05-2006, 05:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 430
Send a message via AIM to tehdigit
Default

good job buddy

hope your system kicks butt
__________________

__________________
Jordan
#nTi
Nothing to It
@gamesurge.net
Sponsored by Subway, Steel Series, XFire, Xsessive Hosting

<A HREF=http://ubanimator.com><IMG SRC=http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6241/userbar543957wu.gif><A>
<A HREF=http://ubanimator.com><IMG SRC=http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1992/userbar544009id.gif><A>
tehdigit is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.