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I'm trying to install my new SB processor, however It's in the socket, but when i try to pull down the lever, i'm having to use a massive amount of pressure in order to get it down even half way...

Help... I really don't want to break it. Is this normal? I come from Socket 775 which was easy to do.

Thanks
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post #2 of 26
Are you sure it's fully seated?
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Yes, it's one hundred percent in. I can hear the motherboard make some sounds, too. The lever is physically bending in the middle.
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post #4 of 26
maybe your not applying enough force, how much can you bench?
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post #5 of 26
do not force it. is there some pictures you can attach showing the problem?
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post #6 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
Yes, it's one hundred percent in. I can hear the motherboard make some sounds, too. The lever is physically bending in the middle.




Check the metal covering, something probably is hung up. Other than that, it takes some force, but not that much haha.
post #7 of 26
Same happened to me when my parts arrived today. First time I have ever used Intel and when I seated the chip and pulled the lever, it made a creaking sound and was quite hard to pull all the way down. A small bit of force got it there in the end though
post #8 of 26
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Check the metal covering, something probably is hung up. Other than that, it takes some force, but not that much haha.
Everything looks the same as the videos and pictures I have seen. It's as though the the metal square thing that holds in the cpu can't slide over it properly. It works fine when the CPU is not installed and the socket cover is in.
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post #9 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
Everything looks the same as the videos and pictures I have seen. It's as though the the metal square thing that holds in the cpu can't slide over it properly. It works fine when the CPU is not installed and the socket cover is in.


Alright, if everything looks good... Its time to man up.




Try again, and see if you can get it, carefully.
post #10 of 26
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It's in!

Just felt uncomfortable pulling it down that hard.
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