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Got new bios chip having trouble installing.

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So I finally got back to my apartment with the new bios chip in the mail. I managed to get out the old one fairly okay I don't think I bent the pens at all. However when installing the new bios chip the pins don't wanna seem to line up with the "holes" I don't wanna force it or apply any pressure I would prefer to just sit on top of it and be able to lightly push it into it but it doesn't seem to be working. It's like the pins are too wide spread to line up perfectly. I hope they didn't send me a chip with pins that are bent. Is it suppose to be this hard? My hands are shaking from the fear of screwing it up. I need a xanax lol.. am i suppose to bend the pins slightly inwards to get it to fit. I don't wanna touch them at all if it's not required. I was hoping it would be somewhat easier than this.
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If it's the same kind of chip, and has the same number of pins in the same position, just orient it correctly and force it in.

These are not ZIF sockets, they need some force.
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the new chip is slightly bigger than the old chip i've just been played
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