Installing 775 cpu/mobo question

By okeefe58
Jun 6, 2009
  1. –for the first time in my pc life, I’ve decided to switch over from being a loyal amd fanboy to intel (I know its hurting me to, sorry amd guys –cant we all just get along?) anyway, I bought an evga 780i and an E8400 –now its time to install cpu, no big deal, right? Then I see that the pins are on the mobo? What tha –its now much more essential I see to be careful, or you could ruin a whole motherboard –so I’ve read 2 different ways to install –take off the protective plastic cover, then install –and other way saying leave it on, and when you pull down plate and lock, it will pop off –so, just wondering which way do you guys suggest ? I know either way will probably work, but I’d like to know which way your supposed to do it
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Taking off the cover first is my recommended way of installing the CPU.
  3. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

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    Apply 2 teaspoons of thermal compound ( flour and water will do if you dont have any), place your heatsink CAREFULLY on to the compound and stand on top of it to "bed" it in.

    Hope this helps :)

    Or you can take it out the packet and just touch the sides of the processor. It should not take any force to install it. if it does, stop and check you got it lined up correctly.
  4. okeefe58

    okeefe58 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    funny guy huh -I hope you arent thinking I was talking about the plastic box the cpu comes in- I'm talking about the plastic cover that comes on the motherboard socket -If thats what you thought, I could see why your making fun -if not, then I dont, since there is 2 different ways suggested out there, its not unreasonable to want to know the correct way-
  5. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    Sorry i woke up in a silly mood today.. Take the cover off imo. just dont force anything

    And sadly yes.. i did think you meant the processor packaging. Doh!!.
  6. SineSurfer

    SineSurfer TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Watch a Youtube video, thats how I learned.
  7. okeefe58

    okeefe58 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its already been installed and running for a few days now -just took it off without the pop-off method -really didnt need to ask I guess
  8. OLBY

    OLBY TS Enthusiast Posts: 81

    if you already have installed it and running your pc,why you are asking???????
  9. okeefe58

    okeefe58 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the original post was done six days ago -the post saying I was done installing was two days ago -do the math
  10. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    Thanks for the follow up okeefe.

    glad you got it sorted :)
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