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Hi. I am putting together my PC which I bought with your help. Thanks!

Anyway, I have a little problem. I am testing everything on top of the box before I put it in the case. It's on a desk and I am sitting down. I have the case underneath the desk with an anti-static wrist strap attached to it.

I already put the CPU in. It's in properly, I think. I put it in those grooves on the left and right and the arrow of the CPU matches the load plate. My problem is I put the load plate down...OK. But when I try to put the lever down...it's giving me a struggle. It feels very hard and I hear a sound of clashing so I am not going to force it. I read there should be slight resistance but not very much.

I just took a moment and double checked and the CPU is definitely in right. It's right in the middle, perfect. The load plate goes down, but it feels like if I push the lever down something is going to break. It's rather heavy.

Please help. Thanks.
post #2 of 110
The cpu can only go in one way so it should be fine. With that said, I think you will be ok if you try to push it in.

Like you said, there should be little resistance but if the cpu is in the socket, you should be good to go.

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As long as your CPU is aligned properly, it's pretty normal to encounter some resistance when you're pressing the lever back.
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Dont worry, mine did the same thing man, just grit through the sound and do it.
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Even if it feels like it's going to break?

That appears to be the norm. for Intel chips.
http://www.kattz.com/computers-lapto...ket-lever.html
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1086701

Last check before I do it.
post #6 of 110
Double check to ensure that the arrow is in the proper corner.

After that, yes - it takes a bit of pressure. Even a grinding noise (it's bad, but no worries) is audible.
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OK! Did it! Great! Thanks!

I am about to attach the Silver Arrow. Three questions.

Is it OK to attach the SA outside the case? Can I put the motherboard in the case just like that with it already attached?

What do I use to wipe my finger grease off the CPU? I have a towel, shirt, microfiber cloth, paper towel. Which one?

Do I put a drop of thermal paste right in the middle, just like in the video below? Please go to 3:45.


Thank you...
post #8 of 110
You're not supposed to touch the top of the chip. Any sweat has all sorts of gunk in it that will inhibit heat transfer. Clean it with alcohol and only touch the edges.

Yes, it's normal practice to put the heatsink on and then drop the motherboard in.

Yep, that guy used maybe a little bit much, but that's about the right idea.
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You're not supposed to touch the top of the chip. Any sweat has all sorts of gunk in it that will inhibit heat transfer. Clean it with alcohol and only touch the edges.
I may have touched it a tad when trying to put the lever down but it was very little and I held it by the edge when I put it in. My hands were completely dry and I don't see any gook on it but they're some marks that may have already been there.

Should I clean the edges, anyway? You mean, the edges right inside the square, with a paper towel?
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I may have touched it a tad when trying to put the lever down but it was very little and I held it by the edge when I put it in. My hands were completely dry and I don't see any gook on it but they're some marks that may have already been there.

Should I clean the edges, anyway? You mean, the edges right inside the square, with a paper towel?
You could clean it with alcohol and toilet paper if you want, but it's not really needed if you don't see any fingerprints.

I'd continue on and install that Silver Arrow!

I'll stay tuned to this instead in case you need any further help.
     
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