The following diagrams and instructions apply to the installation of LGA115x-based processors and the boxed fan-heatsink. These instructions assume that the fan-heatsink is new and has the factory applied thermal interface material is applied to the bottom of the fan-heatsink.
- Push the lever down to unclip it (1) and lift it (2).
- Open the load plate.
- Remove the protective cover from the load plate. Do not discard the protective cover. Always replace the socket cover if the processor is removed from the socket.
- Do not touch the socket contacts or the bottom of the processor.
- Hold processor with your thumb and index fingers, oriented as shown. Make sure that your fingers align to the socket cutouts. Align the notches with the socket. Lower the processor straight down, without tilting or sliding the processor in the socket. The processor has no required insertion depth, and no force is needed when placing the processor in the socket.
- Very little force is required to close the load plate. Press down on the load plate, close and engage the socket lever.
- With the MOTHERBOARD INSTALLED IN THE CHASSIS, place the fan-heatsink onto the motherboard, aligning the fasteners through the holes. It is important to align the fasterners through the holes properly or you risk damaging the bottom of the fasteners. Also be careful not to damage the thermal interface material attached to the bottom of the fan heatsink.
- Push down on the top of each of the fasteners in an alternate pattern, as shown below, while holding the fan heat sink in place. You should hear a “click” when pushing down each fastener. Check that all four fasteners are securely attached by gently pulling up on each fastener. Having an unattached fastener will prevent a good seal between the fan-heatsink and processor and could result in unreliable operation of the processor.
- Connect the processor 4-wire fan cable connector to the motherboard 4-pin CPU fan header. (The processor 4-wire fan cable connector can be connected to a motherboard 3-pin CPU fan header if a 4-pin CPU fan header is unavailable.)
Installation and Integration of LGA1155 socket processors
Installation and Integration of LGA1156 socket processors
How to apply Thermal Interface Material (TIM)
Intel® Desktop Boxed Processors and Sockets video
This applies to: