0 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2010 5:18 PM by frankmartin1234 RSS

    How much force required to lock down a CPU?

    frankmartin1234

      I have a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard and I have just
      inserted the  i7-970 CPU, carefully following the
      instructions outlined in the motherboard  and the Intel CPU's
      handbooks.

       

      The procedure is simple enough given  that the CPU fits into
      its place only one way,  but the force required to  lock down
      the little black curved-end lever seems extremley high and 
      I'm worried about some damage done to the CPU which looks
      rather  flimsy.

       

      The short video on the Intel website.....
      http://www.intel.com/support/processors/corei7ee/sb/CS-031463.htm
      .....shows  the method plainly enough but makes no comment
      on the force required.  I had to use my thumb to lock in the lever.

       

      Regards, Frank