Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Fitting A New Processor

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    London
    Posts
    255
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Fitting A New Processor

    Can someone provide me with the steps to fit a new processor. I have built lots of PC's but I have never fitted the processors onto the Motherboard, I would apreciate any help.

    And if anyone could also advise me where I left my pen it would be most apreciated

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Petersfield, UK
    Posts
    1,755
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Lift up the lever on the socket, where the chip goes on the motherboard. And then put the chip in - there is a certin design so it only goes in one way, dont force it - then close the lever, until it locks. And seat the HSF carefully, so you dont crack the core or anything. the HSF should have minimal movement.
    | XP1600-m | ASUS AN78X Deluxe | r9700 pro | 2x512mb pc37000 |

  3. #3
    HEXUS.social member Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Brighton
    Posts
    8,536
    Thanks
    363
    Thanked
    262 times in 168 posts
    • Allen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Maximus VIII Gene
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 6600K
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 8GB Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4-3000
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 (OS) + 2 x 512GB Samsung 960 EVO in RAID 0 (Games)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC
      • PSU:
      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Node 804
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" BenQ XL2730Z + 23" Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mbps
    Don't ask me for help, that's all I'll say...

    I'm getting used to the fact I may have damaged my new £70 chip so I don't get too upset if it is.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    London
    Posts
    255
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Lots of people keep telling me not forget thermal paste or something!!! What the dickens?????

  5. #5
    Resident abit mourner BUFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Sunny Glasgow
    Posts
    8,067
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    181 times in 171 posts
    AMD or Intel?

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    London
    Posts
    255
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Well I have two to do One AMD and one INTEL.

  7. #7
    "Are you local?" Ravens Nest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Royston Vasey
    Posts
    1,598
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    56 times in 33 posts
    • Ravens Nest's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z270 Gaming K3
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 6600K
      • Memory:
      • 16gb DDR4 3200mhz
      • Storage:
      • 1tb Crucial 500 SSD, 256GB Micron M550 SSD, 2TB Hitachi HDD.
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX 970 G1 Gaming Edition
      • PSU:
      • 550W Corsair
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Quote Originally Posted by grand_witch
    Lots of people keep telling me not forget thermal paste or something!!! What the dickens?????
    Here's a guide that includes information on thermal compound
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/overclockingfaq.php

    And here's a quote off there site on what thermal compound is..
    Due to the machining process used in making heat sinks, just about every heat sink will have a rough surface. To the human eye it may look flat or even feel smooth, but there are microscopic groves in the surface. These groves will trap air between the heat sink and the CPU, and cause a poor transfer of heat. Thermal compounds such as Artic Silver and Nanotherm are used to fill these groves and help transfer the heat from the CPU to the heat sink.

    If you buy a Retail boxed CPU with a heatsink & fan then you get a small lump of gunk on the bottom of the heatsink, as long as you dont overclock then that will be suffiecent (And i know AMD retail boxed cpu's have a 3 year guarantee).

    But if you want to overclock and\or lower temperature you need thermal compound instead..

    Here's a guide to applying thermal compound here..

    http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...structions.htm
    And a video
    http://www.xtremods.com/downloads/Ap...Silver-wmv.wmv
    "Mmm... I want you for my wife!"
    "Autom...Sprow...Canna...Tik banna...Sandwol...But no sera smee?"
    "Of course you can. We would love for you to join us."

  8. #8
    Will work for beer... nichomach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Preston, Lancs
    Posts
    6,137
    Thanks
    563
    Thanked
    138 times in 99 posts
    • nichomach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W
      • Memory:
      • 16GB DR3
      • Storage:
      • 1x250GB Maxtor SATAII, 1x 400GB Hitachi SATAII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Zotac GTX 1060 3GB
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 500W
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Elite 430
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 20" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media Cable
    NB: Also do not confuse thermal paste with thermal adhesive (the latter of which you do NOT want) if you're buying some (i.e. if your processors are not supplied with Heatsink/Fan and thermal goop of their own).

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    London
    Posts
    255
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    thanks for the help and the good link.
    Specs:

    Q6600 G0, Thermalright Ultra 120, ABIT IP35 PRO, 4GB Corsair DDR2, Trusty old Tagan 480u, BFG 8800 GTS 512, Samsung F1 750 GB.

    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

    Albert Einstein

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    325
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Even tho I didnt know much about hsf's this thread was very helpul! lol
    Signatures are stupid

  11. #11
    HEXUS.social member Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Brighton
    Posts
    8,536
    Thanks
    363
    Thanked
    262 times in 168 posts
    • Allen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Maximus VIII Gene
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 6600K
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 8GB Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4-3000
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 (OS) + 2 x 512GB Samsung 960 EVO in RAID 0 (Games)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC
      • PSU:
      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Node 804
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" BenQ XL2730Z + 23" Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mbps
    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens Nest
    And here's a quote off there site on what thermal compound is..
    Due to the machining process used in making heat sinks, just about every heat sink will have a rough surface. To the human eye it may look flat or even feel smooth, but there are microscopic groves in the surface. These groves will trap air between the heat sink and the CPU, and cause a poor transfer of heat. Thermal compounds such as Artic Silver and Nanotherm are used to fill these groves and help transfer the heat from the CPU to the heat sink.
    Yeah, I read about putting a small amount of thermal paste onto the HSF base and rubbing it in using cirular motion to try and rub it into the microscopic grooves. Must use good quality kitchen roll though as it's lint free (Zak also mentioned the kitchen roll to me when wanting to clean the HSF).

  12. #12
    In a place called VERTIGO CrapshoT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Pushing his fingers into his eyes
    Posts
    1,340
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    i find that a ciggie butt is usefull to apply the arctic silver to your cpu
    got to watch out for the ash tho !!
    Farts are like children.....You always love you're Own.!!!
    Wise Men learn from Other people's mistake's...Fool's learn from their OWN.!!!

  13. #13
    HEXUS.social member Allen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Brighton
    Posts
    8,536
    Thanks
    363
    Thanked
    262 times in 168 posts
    • Allen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Maximus VIII Gene
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 6600K
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 8GB Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4-3000
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 (OS) + 2 x 512GB Samsung 960 EVO in RAID 0 (Games)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC
      • PSU:
      • XFX P1-650X-NLG9 XXX 650W Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Node 804
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" BenQ XL2730Z + 23" Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mbps
    Damn, and I've given up too! Ooh, ooh, ooh... 7 weeks today!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 1st HSF fitting!
    By windog in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-02-2004, 03:36 AM
  2. new mobo, now what processor...
    By silent in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 15-12-2003, 04:23 PM
  3. processor change
    By sparty in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-12-2003, 01:40 PM
  4. Media Player vs processor
    By dansiviter in forum Software
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27-09-2003, 02:19 AM
  5. Can anyone tell me what to look for when buying a processor?
    By lemon in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 05-08-2003, 12:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •