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installing i5 2500k HELP

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I put the cpu in its socket, how hard do I have to press on the latch to lock it in. Its very hard to push down at the moment and I didn't know if i was supposed to force it or not.
post #2 of 8
Can you take a picture and upload it? It should have some resistance, but not enough to not allow you to secure the socket holder.
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how do i upload picture? The processor looks completely level, but when i try to lock the latch on it has a lot of resistance like half way though
post #4 of 8
This is normal, I was so nervous when I put my first CPU in (i7 920) but dont worry.
post #5 of 8
if you have the cpu arrow aligned properly, just go and push it. new people may find it a bit scary to push down hard but that's what you have to do. sometimes you may even hear crunching sounds.
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Ok will try now

so far so good will post when build is complete. SOOO HAPPPY RIGHT NOW
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I just installed my 2500k yesterday, press hard :]
    
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after installing everything I forgot I dont have a windows 7 install disk, but I do have a legal serial code for windows 7. How can i install windows?
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