Installation and Integration for LGA1156 Socket-Based Intel® Desktop Processors


Install & Setup



The video and documents listed apply to the following Intel® Desktop Processors based on the LGA1156 socket. If you are not sure which socket type you have, you can visit the Intel® Product Information website to find this information.

  • Intel® Core™ i7-800 Desktop Processor Series
  • Intel® Core™ i5-600 and Intel® Core™ i5-700 Desktop Processor Series
  • Intel® Core™ i3-500 Desktop Processor Series
  • Intel® Pentium® G8xx, G6xx, and G6xxx Desktop Processor Series

Visit Intel® Processor Installation Center for more information on other desktop processors.


Document / video Description
Processor integration video (LGA1156) Shows the processor and fan-heatsink integration and removal process.
Processor integration overview (LGA1156) Describes the processor integration and removal instructions.
How to apply Thermal Interface Material (TIM) This document covers the application and removal of thermal interface material for desktop processors.
Resetting boxed processor fan-heatsink fasteners / pushpins Includes step-by-step instructions to reseat the fan pushpins.
System Thermal Management Describes thermal management and tips on achieving good system airflow.

The table below shows useful information for identifying and integrating Intel® Desktop Processors and sockets.

Document / video Description
Intel® Desktop Processor support resources Provides the most common customer-requested desktop processor support materials.
Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool guided tour video Explains what this tool does and how to download it from our site.
Intel® Processor Identification Utility video Explains what this tool does and how to download it from our site.