Installing your CPU is not hard. How to
install your CPU depends on what CPU type you are using.
There are two types of CPU design the most popular is the socket
design with its lift up handle to release the CPU and there is
also a cartridge style CPU that fits into a slot, it became
popular around the time the Pentium II was released, Both AMD and
Intel now realize the socket style of chip is more efficient and
have reverted back to this type of board.
Installing a slot type CPU is the easiest, Basically the cartridge
can only go one way, so lift the tiny clips on both sides of the
socket drop in the cartridge and press down till the clip click
in. The processor is now firmly in place now just plug in the
built in fan and your done.
A socket type CPU can also be straight forward but also tricky if
you are upgrading and need to remove the fan. First thing you need
to do is determine which way the chip goes in. the chip will have
a marking on it to show you which side pin one is on, the
motherboard socket will have a similar marking.
Assuming there is no chip in there already, lift the handle on the
socket and drop the chip into the socket. It should drop in and
sit flat and loose there is no need to force it as you may break a
pin. If the chip doesn't fit you may have it the wrong way round,
recheck the chip and motherboard manual and try again if
necessary. once sitting flat fold the handle down, the chip should
have a firm fit. If the chip uses a clip on Fan now is the time to
fit this. Place one clip on the lug of the socket and now press
the small handle down and out so the clip goes in under the other
socket lug. Now you are done you can plug in the fan to the