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post #1 of 22
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So I'm trying to install a 3570k into an ASUS P8Z77-V LX and I seated the cpu in the correct way, but when I bring the lever down like 1cm I feel a lot of resistance and heard some noise as I pulled down. I had read that socket 1155s required a lot of force, but I wasn't expecting that kind of resistance from the lever. Just wanted to get some opinions before going ahead and forcing the lever down. Anyone have similar experiences?
post #2 of 22
did you actually install it? is it working?
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I have not yet installed the cpu
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I've built over 200 systems with Sandy Bridge CPUs and Z68 motherboards, but not once did I come across any real resistance. Of course there is some amount of pressure applied to ensure proper connection, so I've only ever heard a slight creaking sound from the lever as you lock it down. I'm not sure how similar that is to what you heard.

I would say to look very carefully at all the pins on the socket, to see if any are bent or have some type of debris lodged in there. Depending on your eyesight, it may be better to use a magnifying glass. Also, ensure that you are putting it in the correct way. I'm sure you know this, but there are two little notches on two different sides of the CPU opposite one another. Just make sure those line up on the socket.

You definitely wouldn't want to break one or the other, or both, so I'd say don't lock it down yet if you think it is an unreasonable amount of force. But if everything else checks out and looks good, there's not much left to do but that.
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post #5 of 22
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I took some pictures of the socket. I think there are a couple of slightly bent pins.

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post #6 of 22
Everything looks good to me in terms of the socket pins. There is a bit more force required than you might think to close and latch the retention bracket on the CPU. I'd place your CPU, make sure it's lined up properly and crank it down, then do a bios test boot, that will tell you if you have bent pins. By the way do all of this before you install anything in your case.
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post #7 of 22
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Do you think I should try to realign the slightly bent pin(s)? There's a noticeable one in the 2nd picture, bottom right 2nd row from the bottom 10 pins from the right.
post #8 of 22
Man this sucks ;\ hope you get it all figured out. I just put a 3570k in a z77 extreme 4 today and I felt no resistance on the level. Just sayin...
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post #9 of 22
Put my 2500K into my sig rig motherboard, I definitely heard noise as I put the chip in. Un-did it, checked the chip and the pins, it was all OK, repeated, still heard noise (almost grinding in a sense) when putting on the retention bracket and tucking in the lever

Been working great since day one!

Kind of hard to tell from your photo, but the pins look fine to me. Just make sure the chip is inserted properly thumb.gif
post #10 of 22
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Do you remember how much force you needed to fully bring down the lever? I think I'm just going go for it in a bit.
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