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okeefe58
06-06-09, 02:00 AM
–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

alitayyab
06-06-09, 08:04 AM
take protective cover off the cpu socket, insert cpu in socket, close.

mullet
06-06-09, 11:49 AM
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Crow_Nest
06-06-09, 12:41 PM
Refer to your mobo manual for step by step instructions on how to install the CPU and heatsink. Its pretty much straight forward. But do be careful when installing the heatsink as you might break the plastic pins if they are not aligned properly.

AthlonXP1800
06-06-09, 03:10 PM
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:lol: I hope okeefe58 not put his motherboard on the carpet to install the CPU!

okeefe58
06-08-09, 12:44 AM
ya -thanx everybody -I just finished putting it all in my old case w/old hardrives, burner, etc and all is well -it really wasn't a big deal, really didn't need to ask I guess (somebody on another forum thought it was a stupid question and that I should have used "common sense" ,which I thought I was doing by asking people with intel experience) -tried it on workbench first, of course -never going to completely rip out old and put in new again, just to find out you have to take it all out again for whatever reason -haven't tried any benches or games yet to see the diff between this and amd 6000+ @ 3.2 I came from -hope its significant-

Muppet
06-08-09, 06:24 AM
Just be real careful not to bend any of the pins in the CPU socket. Make sure the CPU is sloted in right before you clamp it down.

betterdan
06-13-09, 12:20 PM
I just installed my first 775 cpu last night. Easy as pie. I don't think I care for the weird push pin heatsink attachment though. Took me a little bit to figure out you just push the pins in and not turn them haha.

Maverick123w
06-13-09, 06:33 PM
I just installed my first 775 cpu last night. Easy as pie. I don't think I care for the weird push pin heatsink attachment though. Took me a little bit to figure out you just push the pins in and not turn them haha.

My first 775 build was like that lol.

I really enjoy working with the push pin connectors, though I feel they wear out very very quickly. Not great for taking off a ton.

j0j081
06-13-09, 06:59 PM
ya -thanx everybody -I just finished putting it all in my old case w/old hardrives, burner, etc and all is well -it really wasn't a big deal, really didn't need to ask I guess (somebody on another forum thought it was a stupid question and that I should have used "common sense" ,which I thought I was doing by asking people with intel experience) -tried it on workbench first, of course -never going to completely rip out old and put in new again, just to find out you have to take it all out again for whatever reason -haven't tried any benches or games yet to see the diff between this and amd 6000+ @ 3.2 I came from -hope its significant-

there isn't really ever a stupid question so don't feel bad about it. better be safe than sorry with hardware.

XDanger
06-13-09, 07:25 PM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=86527 :D

crainger
06-13-09, 10:37 PM
For those worried about the coolers, they can be a pain. I've seen quite a few guys ruin the stock cooler. The 775 is the only system I'd recommend getting an aftermarket cooler with a different mounting system for MORE than just better cooler. It's going to be a lot easier with no worry about it popping off randomly.